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Old 03-29-2014, 05:05   #1 (permalink)
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Airbag Code 51 on 2004 GM

The airbag light on my 2004 Gran Marquis is flashing code 51. I have found two different reasons for this code. One is a blown thermal fuse and the other is Driver Safety Belt Buckle Switch Circuit Fault. It is a very intermittent code. Is this an issue I can try to fix myself or should I just take it to a dealer? Thank you.
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r-clar should be able to help you with this when he comes on.
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Has anything been done to the car a short while ago? Sometimes a connection will cause it. Check the connectors on the front crash sensors too.
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Only definition I get for lamp fault code 51 is the drivers buckle circuit open. I would start by doing a good visual inspection of wiring under drivers seat. After that the pinpoint test wants you to try a known good buckle. Then check wiring. Don't see many problems with them so hopefully something happened under seat to the plug


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I have only owned the car since Dec 5th and the airbag light started flashing 3-4 weeks ago. There has been nothing done to the car in the time I have owned it. I have put less then 1,000 miles on the car, but the car does have 82,000 miles. This is a very intermittent code. The car can go for a day or two and show no code or the code can flash 4 to 5 times a day. I will check under the seat when I get a chance. Thank you
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