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post #1 of 1 (permalink) Old 09-24-05, 07:10 PM Thread Starter
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Sorry . . . another airbag question

I know that y'all hate airbag questions, but I'm in a pickle.

Took my son's 93 Taurus in to get the windshield replaced. It had a stone crack that streaked across to the middle. They ended up using an impact tool to remove the old windshield. They cracked the dash in two places around the defroster vent but didn't say anything about it. When we went to leave, the airbag light came on flashing 3-2. Never happened in this car before - only after a good pounding while working on the windshield.

Went to my regular shop to have it looked at . . . and after the diagnostics check the code now flashes 5-1. Shop says that the module must be replaced at the tune of $300. Turned into a really expensive windshield.

According to what I found while researching this, the code 51 means that the "diagnostic monitor internal thermal fuse blown due to intermittent short to ground". Wow, that's great - but now what do I do with that information?

Where do I look for the blown fuse and can I replace it myself - 0R - is the shop right about having to replace the module? Did the work on the windshield cause this issue?

I really would appreciate your input.

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