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Old 09-07-2004, 02:12 AM
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Question Airbag trouble code?

Anyone know what the code "32" means for the airbag? Lately my airbag light on the dash will blink 3-2 for several cycles then stays on solid til I shut down the truck.
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Old 09-07-2004, 09:26 AM
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If I'm not mistaken I think it is a shorted or open circuit on one of the sensors. My 96 bronco does the same thing. I just pulled the cluster frame off and put electrical tape over the light.
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are u telling me the light still flashes but u don't see it because u put tape over it, or did u fix the problem?


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Flash code 32 means high resistance to the driver air bag, which commonly calls for replacement of the clockspring (air bag contact assembly) under the steering wheel.
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Homer,

The horn wiring also appears to pass thru this assembly. Replacing this should fix "32" and my horn (assuming nothing else is wrong). The horn relay was swapped with a known good one & the horn switches show continuity when pressed. (tested at the connector under the airbag assembly)

Any tips on replacing the sliding contact/clockspring? I'm already down to the steering wheel bolt-
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It will also fix the cruise control inoperative which you appearantly dont know about yet..

Pull the steering wheel, remove the columb trim cover lower, and the large lower trim panel if you want to for extra room. Replace the clockspring... its pretty self explanatory. It just clips on or screws into place with three #20 torx screws depending on model year. Two electrical connectors. Install with the wheels centered straight ahead. Once installed pull the yellow lock tab and reinstall the steering wheel. Takes about an hour if you are slow..
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homerwinzlow,
thanks for the help. my cruise control is working, but I will try to install a new part this weekend.

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Homer,

Thanks!
It went off without a hitch.
The airbag monitor is happy & the horn works.
Your details made it easier.

I put up a few pix in my gallery to pass on the knowledge.
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Nice photos.. Glad to hear its working well.
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Good stuff Homer!!

I would add that there is another connector that routes over to the ignition keyway and it was a bit of bugger to get out.

Other than that, it was straight forward and easy.

Nuts that hold airbag module on = 10mm
Screws that hold lower kick panel on = 7mm
Screws that hold lower column trim on = #2 Phillips
Nut that holds steering wheel on = 15mm (30 ft. lbs torque)
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Yes that would be the key in ignition chime contact. Just put the ign into run position, push in the release pin and remove the ignition lock cylinder, then pull out the chime contact from the cylinder bore.

Things have changed a lot now on newer models some 6 years after I posted to this thread.
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Flash code 32 means high resistance to the driver air bag, which commonly calls for replacement of the clockspring (air bag contact assembly) under the steering wheel.
Hi all. I have a 1994 F-150 4x4 5.0 auto. I am getting this 3-2 code from the airbag light. Is the clock spring I need a Ford-only part or can I get it at any parts store? Does anyone have the part number? I would like to get the part myself so my mechanic does not have to chase it down. Thanks for the help!
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Try getting on autozone's site and see if they have it. I don't have access to Ford part numbers, but any Ford dealer parts counter person should be able to look it up for you.
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