1992 Ford Taurus Electronic Beeping

Tiny
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  • 1992 FORD TAURUS
  • V8
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 165,000 MILES
I have an electronic beeping after I turn the engine off coming from behind the glove box. Also the air bag light flashes, are these related?
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Saturday, January 23rd, 2010 AT 11:57 AM

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Tiny
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Air bag system should have no warning sounds
I would check for air bag codes
suspect clock spring some after market radio do beep after engine off (if have one )
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Sunday, January 24th, 2010 AT 7:22 PM
Tiny
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Radio is out of car, I will read code in AM.
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Sunday, January 24th, 2010 AT 7:47 PM
Tiny
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Need a scanner for air bag codes let me know
I will try and look it up for you
or if air bag light flashes count them and let me know
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Sunday, January 24th, 2010 AT 7:50 PM
Tiny
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Air bag flashes 5 times than 1 second later flashes once
three seconds later starts again with 5 flashes. When I turn the car off and remove the key, the beep from behind the glove box coming out of a little blue box, (I believe it is the "Air Bag Diagnostic Module") beeps 5 times than stops for two seconds than repeats.
I can not get to a scanner until tonight, I will post readings when I get them.
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Monday, January 25th, 2010 AT 8:33 AM
Tiny
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CIRCUIT TEST R - CODE 51, DIAGNOSTIC MONITOR INTERNAL THERMAL FUSE OPEN
CAUTION:NEVER replace diagnostic monitor without first determining cause for Code 51 condition. If short to ground is not properly serviced, short may reoccur, once again destroying the thermal fuse in the diagnostic monitor.

NOTE:Before proceeding, follow air bag service precautions. See SERVICE PRECAUTIONS. After repairs are performed, recheck AIR BAG warning light for other fault codes. Perform system operation check. See TESTING - SYSTEM OPERATION CHECK.

NOTE:A thermal fuse is built into the diagnostic monitor. If a short to ground should occur in the air bag deployment circuit, the microcomputer in the diagnostic monitor will send a signal to the fuse causing it to open. The open fuse removes all firing power (battery/back-up power) from the deployment circuits. This prevents unwanted air bag deployments due to damaged vehicle wiring.

Initial Test Procedure
After repairing wiring for a short to ground, check AIR BAG warning light for codes. See TESTING - SYSTEM OPERATION CHECK. If AIR BAG warning light indicates Code 51, deactivate SRS. See COMPLETE SYSTEM DEACTIVATION under DISABLING & ACTIVATING AIR BAG SYSTEM. Replace diagnostic monitor. When repairs are complete, check AIR BAG warning light for codes with Air Bag Simulator(s) (105-00008) still in place of air bag module(s). See TESTING - SYSTEM OPERATION CHECK. If system checks okay, reactivate SRS.
NOTE:Code 51 is displayed whenever the diagnostic monitor thermal fuse is open and no other higher priority faults exist. Code 51 is normally seen after service of a Code 13 condition. If a Code 51 exists and a Code 13 condition has not been serviced, an intermittent short to ground exists in the air bag deployment circuit. The intermittent short to ground must be located and serviced before servicing the Code 51 condition.
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Monday, January 25th, 2010 AT 12:39 PM

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