Why does my airbag light flash?

Tiny
PTMECH
  • MERCURY VILLAGER

I have a 2002 Mercury Villager with 130K miles that has just started a problem with the airbag light flashing on and off. When the key is turned to the start position the light comes on solid then after about 5 seconds starts flashing. I just replaced the drivers seat belt with a used one from another 2002 Villager, does this have anything to do with it? The light didn't flash before. I reinstalled the original seat belt and the light still flashes,

I started the car up and the airbag light continues to flash with no pause, what type of problem would that be? Is there a way for me to reset the light and see if it comes back on?

any help would be appreciated.

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Sunday, November 18th, 2007 AT 1:55 PM

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Tiny
2CARPROS KEN
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Hello,

The seat will have a weight sensor in it and it sounds like it is not plugged in. To be sure read the codes for the airbag system.

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

It takes an upgraded scanner which you can get from Amazon for about $300.

Please let us know what happens.

Cheers, Ken

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Wednesday, May 31st, 2017 AT 4:16 PM
Tiny
JEFF2121
  • 1995 MERCURY VILLAGER
  • 160,000 MILES

My 1995 villager air bag light is flashing but is not flashing a code, just a steady, continuous, even flash. Before doing a service under the dash, as one manual instructed, I had disconnected the neg battery, waited 10 min then disconnected the 2 pin connector on the underside of the steering wheel. When I finished the service I reconnected 2 pin connector then reconnected battery. With first attempt to turn key on the light started flashing(after initial 6-7 sec light test).

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Tiny
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You should have an OBD 2 system in the vehicle. Therefore, I recommend having the computer scanned to identify trouble codes. The flashing light won't give the codes. NOTE: If it is flashing, the system will not work in the event of an accident.

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Tiny
JEFF2121
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95 and earlier on this vehicle does not have OBD. Only way to diagnose is by flashing light.

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Tiny
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Sorry about that. 95 was the year they started changing to OBD 2.

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Tiny
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How will the service tech retrieve data from the SRS control module?

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They have scanners that can read from all the different systems in the vehicle.

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DJEFF13318@AOL.COM
  • 1999 MERCURY VILLAGER

Computer problem
1999 Mercury Villager 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 14000 miles

AIR BAG LIGHT FLASH

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BMRFIXIT
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Need to check for codes
also and try to count the flashes
suspect clock spring

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Tiny
SEUN
  • 1994 MERCURY VILLAGER

Villager please I work on ignition key and the vehicle started blink the air bag light what can I do to switch of the light.

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Tiny
RASMATAZ
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-Scan the computer for code/s

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Tiny
SEUN
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The vehicle did not complie with obd is 1994 model

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Tiny
SEUN
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Please is there any manual way to off the light please.

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Tiny
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CLEARING CODES

Battery Disconnect Method
When the negative battery terminal is disconnected, codes will be lost from PCM memory after 24 hours.
Scan Tester Method
Codes can be cleared with a scan tester. Follow scan tester manufacturer's instructions.
Jumper Wire Method
Activate Diagnostic Test Mode. Disconnect diagnostic connector. Attach jumper wire to Blue/White and Grey/Blue terminals of diagnostic connector. See Fig. 2. Wait 2 seconds. Remove jumper wire and reconnect diagnostic connector. MIL (CHECK ENGINE light) will stay ON and codes will be erased

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Tiny
GROWING OLDER EACH DAY
  • 2002 MERCURY VILLAGER
  • 110,000 MILES

I have a 2002 Mercury Villager; the other day the airbag light started flashing on and off. When I start the car the light comes on solid then after about 5 seconds it starts flashing. There are no pauses in the flashing, just solid on and off (like a turn signal does).

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We need the code to further help you. You have a failure and it needs to be checked

Roy

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Tiny
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I took it to the local repair shop and the put something under the dash to check on a code, and he said there was no code stored. Also, there is no code in the way the light blinks, it just goes on and off like a turn signal does. The repair shop said they have never seen one flash like that before, so they have no clue what to do for it.

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Tiny
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Go to another shop as they do not know what they are doing.

There is a code for the air bag if the light is flashing

Roy

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