My seatbelt/airbag light has been "fixed" twice by Dealer!First it was the harness/wiring under drivers seat.Then recently they repaired seatbelt tensioner.Last Warranty Repair covered!I'm on My Own Now,so I'll be Fixin my Truck through here!2002 Ranger XLT Supercab 4X4 Off Road V6 3.0,Auot.75000 miles!
ok, found out the airbag light is spitting out code 27... apparently a fairly easy fix according to other forums and web searches. i have never looked at the wires and stuff under the dash, but it seems straightforward from some step by step instructions i got in another forum. anyone have success stories with this fix? or warnings (haha probably more important)?
with regard to the ABS light... my speedometer is not doing crazy things so apparently the sensor near the tranny is ok. does anyone know where the rear ABS sensor is?-- and i mean really explain if you can. cause i am pretty novice with this stuff. is it something i could simply look at and clean off to try and get the light to go off? if it needs replacement, can anyone provide some instructions on how to do so?
also, its not the seatbelt light that stays on.. its the door ajar light. anyone know where the sensor is for this? perhaps i can just clean it off or something. any thoughts on getting that light cleaned off.
alright so just an update in case someone uses this to troubleshoot a similar problem for them...
last night i pulled out the ash tray (behind this is apparently where the lighting module is that causes the error code 27 to flash when the light burns out) and i just gave it a look over, straightened out some of the mess in there and organized it a bit. i closed the flap, put the ash tray back in.. turned the car on a few minutes later and the light went off.
go figure, right?
the door ajar and ABS lights are still on though. will continue to troubleshoot those before i head to the shop.
ABS light is on because of a bad wheel speed sensor most likely, but a shop would need to hook up the computer to be sure.
That PAD (Passenger Airbag Deactivation) switch will need replaced soon. It might be OK now, but it will fail again.
Get a good penetrating oil (PB Blaster) and lube the piss out of the door latches. After lubing them, repeatedly slam the door open and closed many times and you might get lucky. I don't think 1998 has rear doors, but those also have switches in them.
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