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Old 03-20-2004, 10:33 PM
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air bag light stays on

I am looking at a 2000 explorer at an auto dealership that ran out excellent, but the air bag light/indicator stays on. It was a nice vehicle except for that. So I ran a check on Carfax and it showed clean, no accidents or airbag deployment, etc. Should I be worried that it had been in an accident and it doesn't show?
 
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Old 03-20-2004, 10:39 PM
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Bring it by Auto Zone or Advance Auto they will pull the codes for free. Or bring it by a Ford Dealership and ask them.
 
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Does your air bag light flash a code on startup? It should flash a number of times, pause, flash another number, longer pause and repeat two more times. All I know is that a 36 or 37 is a seat sensor. Under either front seat is a small electrical plug that is easy to be hit by anyone in the backseat. Look for an unplugged plug or a broken wire. Hope that helps.
 
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Old 03-27-2004, 12:32 PM
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airbag light stays on in explorer

Thanks, it flashes on and off and then stays on during driving. There is no code that I see.
 
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Count the flashes. When you start the vehicle count the flashes till you get a pause (that's the first number), count the number of flashes till you get another pause (that's the second number), It should repeat that sequence twice more. Let me know.
 
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Question Re: Air Bag light stays on

[FONT=Comic Sans MS]My airbag light flashes code 32 on occasion. What does that code mean?
 
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I found this in another Enthusiats forum. The link is https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/a...x.php/t-169332


This is the airbag code list for a 96 Explorer:

AIR BAG DIAGNOSTIC MONITOR DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE (DTC) PRIORITY TABLE
DTC.......LFC......Description.................... ..................Action To Take
B1342....24........Internal microprocessor fault..............GO to Pinpoint Test A.
...................................(retrieved only during on-demand self test)

B1867...12/52....Lost battery feed or low battery..............GO to Pinpoint Test B1867.
...................................feed voltage

B1869.......- .....No air bag indicator - Inoperative.........O to Pinpoint Test C.
...................................indicator circuit

B1913......13/53.........Air bag driver/passenger circuit...................GO to Pinpoint Test B1913.
...................................short to ground

B1914......14/54.........Primary crash sensor circuit shorted...................GO to Pinpoint Test B1914.
...................................to ground

B1921.........21...........Air bag diagnostic monitor ground...................GO to Pinpoint Test B1921.
...................................circuit open or not mounted to vehicle properly

B1922.........22...........Safing sensor output circuit shorted...................GO to Pinpoint Test B1922.
...................................to battery voltage

B1923.........23...........Memory clear circuit improperly...................GO to Pinpoint Test B1923.
...................................grounded

B1924.........24...........System disarm failure or internal...................GO to Pinpoint Test A.
...................................diagnostic monitor fault

B1932.........32...........Driver side air bag high resistance...................GO to Pinpoint Test B1932.
...................................or open

B1933.........33...........Passenger side air bag circuit high...................GO to Pinpoint Test B1933.
...................................resistance or open

B1934.........34...........Driver side air bag circuit low...................GO to Pinpoint Test B1934.
...................................resistance or shorted

B1935.........35...........Passenger side air bag circuit low...................GO to Pinpoint Test B1935.
...................................resistance or shorted

B1941.........41...........RH primary crash sensor feed/return...................GO to Pinpoint Test B1941.
...................................circuit open

B1942.........42...........LH primary crash sensor feed/return...................GO to Pinpoint Test B1942.
...................................circuit open

B1944.........44...........RH primary crash sensor not mounted...................GO to Pinpoint Test B1944.
...................................to vehicle properly or ground circuit open

B1945.........45...........LH primary crash sensor not mounted...................GO to Pinpoint Test B1945.
...................................to vehicle properly or ground circuit open

DTC - Diagnostic trouble code, retrieved using New Generation Star (NGS) Tester 007-00500 or equivalent.

LFC - Lamp fault code, flashed on air bag indicator.


I hope this helps.
 
 
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