2002 Ford Ranger Air Bag Trouble Code 46

Tiny
JDIEKER
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  • 2002 FORD RANGER
My 02 Ranger with a 3.0 engine and 128,000 miles has been great except for this darn trouble code that seems to come and go. Someone told me it was a seat belt pre-tensioner. I removed the seat belt from the frame and there are no wires hooked to it anywhere. I sure would appreciate any help you can be. Thank You.
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Thursday, November 15th, 2007 AT 1:12 PM

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Tiny
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45 does not come up as a good code! Get that scanned again and have them write the code down, These will be "B" codes. Four digits then a forward slash typical code would be B1888/16 Let us know.
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Thursday, November 15th, 2007 AT 1:27 PM
Tiny
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Thank you very much for your fast response however the code I have is 46. The way I got the code is from the flashing air bag light on the instument coulmb. I have checked it several times to me sure I counted the flashes correctly. Any ideas would be appreciated very much. I spoke with a dealer and naturally they won't tell me anything except that it could cost between $200 to $400 to repair. They are the ones that told me that it was the seat belt. Thanks again.
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Thursday, November 15th, 2007 AT 1:34 PM
Tiny
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Ok you have a flash codes of 46 which is a B1877 or B1885 Left pretensioner, The only way further testing is possible is to have the right scantool, and do an on demand test, if you have the tool, Here are the tests..


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/62217_AirBags_1.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/62217_AirBags2_1.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/62217_Codes_1.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/62217_Pretensioner_1.jpg

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Friday, November 16th, 2007 AT 12:38 PM

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