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mustanggt350
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posted 04-17-2002 05:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustanggt350   Click Here to Email mustanggt350     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was wondering if anyone can help me, my car's air bag light has been flashing. It started out as three consecutive flashes and now has changed to four consecutive flashes. What is it trying to tell me? HELP!!

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Stewart
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posted 04-17-2002 07:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stewart   Click Here to Email Stewart     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'd bet it's your clockspring. I'm not sure though, because I don't have a code chart.

Watch the flashes. If it gives you three flashes, then a pause, then four flashes, that's a code 34. My '94 F-150 is flashing a code 12 and a code 21, but I have yet to investigate and find out what the codes signify. It's been my understanding that is isn't uncommon for the clocksprings to go out in the Fox Chassis Mustangs.

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wythors
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From: The cold, gray Pacific Northwest
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posted 04-17-2002 10:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for wythors   Click Here to Email wythors     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My Ford service manual has 72 pages related to diagnosing the airbag system in your car. Each trouble code has 2 to 3 pages of wiring and pin checks as well as diagnostic procedures. I'd highly recommend that you take it to someone competent for diagnosis and repair if you want to get it fixed before you start throwing parts at it.

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FISHTAIL
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posted 04-18-2002 12:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for FISHTAIL   Click Here to Email FISHTAIL     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Easy way to tell if it's your clock spring....if the clock spring has failed, you won't have a horn or cruise control either. They all run in a series of parallel wires that is wrapped around a whole rack of times inside a sealed plastic cylinder. Those wires have a tendency to break...causing a loss of power to all accessories in the steering wheel. Though possible, it's unlikely that you broke only the wire portaining to the airbag. What you really need to know about that light is that when it flashes.....your airbag isn't working. Take it to a shop, and have it checked out. It's a major pita to try and diagnose that thing yourself without the proper equipment.

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mustanggt350
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posted 04-18-2002 01:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustanggt350   Click Here to Email mustanggt350     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you guys for all your help. I know that my horn and cruse control still work properly. I was thinking that it might be corrosion. I live in the Northwest and that happens allot up here.

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IIblue74
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posted 04-18-2002 08:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for IIblue74   Click Here to Email IIblue74     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This page helped me fix mine (first it was 10 flashes, then I got it down to 4, now it's out)
http://www.veryuseful.com/mustang/tech/airBag/

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