AIR BAG LIGHT STAYS ON

Tiny
CHEVYDELRAY1956
  • 2001 FORD WINDSTAR

Electrical problem
2001 Ford Windstar

AIR BAG LIGHT STAYS ON++WOULD IT DEPLOY IF ACCIDENT?ALSO DOES IT EFFECT NORMAL OPERATION OF VEHICLE?HOW TO REPAIR IT?OR HOW TO TURN IT OFF?

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Sunday, June 28th, 2009 AT 9:23 AM

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Tiny
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Hello,

When the air bag light is on the system is disabled and will not work in an accident. When the light come on you could have a sensor disconnected which is common but to be sure the system needs to be scanned which you can get a scanner from Amazon.

Follow this guide which will show you how to use it.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/checking-a-service-engine-soon-or-check-engine-light-on-or-flashing

Please run this test and get back to us so we can continue helping you.

Best, Ken

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Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 AT 12:27 PM
Tiny
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  • 2002 FORD WINDSTAR

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2002 Ford Windstar 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 68,000 miles

How hard is it to replace the air bag warning lamp on a 2002 Ford windstar?

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Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 AT 12:28 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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First disconnect both leads from battery and let sit about 10 min. So airbag system discharges then remove trim panel around instument panel then remove screws holding instument cluster in pull toward you and tilt face down you should see some small tabs sticking out of back of cluster remove the one inline with airbag inducator and replace the bulb install in reverse order the connect battery

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Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 AT 12:28 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Thanks I really appreciate the help!

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Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 AT 12:28 PM (Merged)
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Thats no probblem thats why we're here to help qith your automotive needs

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Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 AT 12:28 PM (Merged)
Tiny
  • 1999 FORD WINDSTAR
  • 137,000 MILES

If the airbag light is on and flashes once in awhile. Is it normal? Or. Does this mean that the airbag is not going to deploy on impact in an accident?

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Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 AT 12:28 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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It should light for seven seconds after turning on the ignition switch. It goes out when all the self tests are passed. It should never turn on while driving. If it does, the computer detected an electrical problem and set a diagnostic fault code. Having that code read will get you into the circuit that needs further diagnosis. The system is turned off and the bag will not deploy when the light is on.

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Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 AT 12:28 PM (Merged)
Tiny
  • 1996 FORD WINDSTAR
  • 95,000 MILES

The dash airbag light is flashing Code12, indicating a lost battery feed. How do I find the problem and fix it?

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Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 AT 12:28 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Check the fuses. There's always two 12 volt feed circuits so when one is dead, the other one is there to run the warning light.

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