Air bag light

Tiny
TOLO2RO
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  • 2004 FORD RANGER
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The cover plate on the console/dash where the airbag key is located was pulled off. It was just the cover plate and not the airbag switch on the console but immediately afterward, the airbag light is blinking. Any ideas what might have happened and how to fix it?
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Saturday, July 11th, 2009 AT 4:54 PM

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Tiny
MHPAUTOS
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HI there,

9 times out of 10 it will be the clock spring behind the steering wheel here is how you can change it out. To be sure this video will show how to get the codes.

https://youtu.be/gnSGfEqrf_w

Check out the diagrams (Below). Please let us know what happens.
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Saturday, July 11th, 2009 AT 7:00 PM
Tiny
JOSEFJ7
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My ford ranger airbag light is flashing 9 times and then there is stand flashes 1 and it keeps doing this until the light stays on. Any ideas what this means?
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Sunday, May 24th, 2020 AT 2:58 PM (Merged)
Tiny
MHPAUTOS
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Hi there,

this is a fault code, No 91. I don't have the codes to hand just now, but if you ring your dealer they will be able to tell you what the problem is. The SRS will be in-op until the fault is rectified.

Mark. (Mhpautos)
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Sunday, May 24th, 2020 AT 2:58 PM (Merged)
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JIMMY DUCKWORTH
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My airbag light is either on constantly or sometimes has a slow blink on and off. The passenger on/off switch has no effect on the light. Is this something an amateur can fix? Is it safe to operate the vehicle?
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Sunday, May 24th, 2020 AT 2:58 PM (Merged)
Tiny
RENAUDTN
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You need to take the car to a dealer and ask them to retrieve the trouble code. It will be an OEM code you can't get with a regular scanner.
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Sunday, May 24th, 2020 AT 2:58 PM (Merged)
Tiny
GSTUART0770
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I have a Ford Ranger 2003 (3.0L). My problem started after I was pulling my boat (approx. 30min.)And parked the truck at dock. I'm having random problems with the electrical system. Examples:

1)the vents don't blow air (A/C clicks on, but no air flow).
2)Airbag light indicates the driver-side airbag is disabled.
3)reverse tail lights don't work, but the brake lights do.
4)no check engine light, and drives fine.

Question:
Did I overload the engine, overload the boats wiring harness, blow a circuit, Etc?
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Sunday, May 24th, 2020 AT 2:58 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JACK42
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Get a test light and check all fuses. The boats wiring harness or connector may have shorted something out.
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Sunday, May 24th, 2020 AT 2:58 PM (Merged)
Tiny
GSTUART0770
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I have checked the two-prong fuses under the hood. They all look OK.

Also, the truck's Over-drive switch does not work. I turned off the over-drive while towing the boat.

Is there more than one fuse box?
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Sunday, May 24th, 2020 AT 2:58 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JACK42
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Should be one under the dash and one under the hood
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Sunday, May 24th, 2020 AT 2:58 PM (Merged)
Tiny
GSTUART0770
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Thanks for the help. The problem was the 10a fuse in the cab's fuse panel. Problem solved.
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Sunday, May 24th, 2020 AT 2:58 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JACK42
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My pleasure. Glad it was a simple fix
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Sunday, May 24th, 2020 AT 2:58 PM (Merged)
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DANIEL_187
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My Rangers, airbag light comes on and the after a few weeks goes out, I had this problem before and it cost me $200 just to turn the light off now is back on. Is there something I can do.
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Sunday, May 24th, 2020 AT 2:58 PM (Merged)
Tiny
BMRFIXIT
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Most common issue is the clock spring

getting the system check or scanned for codes will pin point the troubled area
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Sunday, May 24th, 2020 AT 2:58 PM (Merged)
Tiny
52D
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You want to have fun with a friend? Pull #13 in the panel by the door and have someone try to drive your truck. Locks the park lock.
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Sunday, May 24th, 2020 AT 2:58 PM (Merged)
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AARON_ARIENS
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Hello,
My air bag light is not coming on when I start my truck. Since the light not coming on, I get 5 sets of 5 beeps.

I took the dash apart, and replaced the air-bag light bulb, but this was not the problem.

Why would it fail to light up, all my fuses are in working order, in the truck and under the hood.

Please help, is it safe to drive?
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Sunday, May 24th, 2020 AT 2:58 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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If the light isn't coming on, chances are there is a sensor in the steering wheel or on the exterior that has failed. The only safety concern is that if you are in an accident, you won't have an airbag that works.

Take the vehicle to a nationally recognized parts store and have them scan the computer for codes. Let me know what you find.

Joe
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Sunday, May 24th, 2020 AT 2:59 PM (Merged)
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ARNIE12
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Why is my airbag light in my dash cluster on?
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Sunday, May 24th, 2020 AT 2:59 PM (Merged)
Tiny
BILLYMAC
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Hi either ou have blown a fuse or a sensor is bad. Look under the seats make sure the plugs to the seat are plugged in. It has shut itself down if all theis checks out remove the batt cable and try and reset it that way. If not FORD
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Sunday, May 24th, 2020 AT 2:59 PM (Merged)
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BILL C
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1997 ranger 2.3L. Airbag light on dash flashes for a few minutes then stays on. Fuses are ok.
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Sunday, May 24th, 2020 AT 2:59 PM (Merged)
Tiny
CARADIODOC
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The computer detected an electrical problem and has disabled the system. The most likely cause is a broken clock spring under the steering wheel. If I'm right and it continues to break, eventually the horn and cruise control will stop working.
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