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Old 07-07-2003, 06:11   #1 (permalink)
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AirBag light flashing

Does anyone know how I can figure out the pattern of my airbag light that's flashing on my 1994 F150? The pattern is 3 short, 2 long, 3 short.

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Old 07-07-2003, 07:50   #2 (permalink)
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Re: AirBag light flashing

I think that's SoS. I had a similar problem with my AU and it turned out to be the 'clock spring' (in the steering wheel). I must admit, I never took notice of how many flashes etc, but the fact that it was flashing was enough! Replacing the clock spring fixed the flashing.
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Old 07-08-2003, 00:02   #3 (permalink)
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Re: AirBag light flashing

The only air-bag fault codes I know are only 2 digits, so sorry I can't help. The same code is flashed twice, have you missed one digit somewhere?
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my airbag light started flashing and then stayed on when we went on the nowra cruise.turned out the sender under the dash was faulty
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Re: AirBag light flashing

That's exactly when mine went in the AU - on the Nowra cruise! Must be the roads through the Kangaroo Valley!
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thats when it happened as we were going through kangaroo valley
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Re: AirBag light flashing

Topghia,

I didn't describe it properly.. it isn't really long/shorts - all the blinking is of the same duration. But it's definitely 3,2,3... 3,2,3... etc..

BTW - the horn doesn't work either ever since this happened... I'm convinced this is just some sort of a short or a sensor problem
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Re: AirBag light flashing

If the horn doesn't work and your air bag light flashes, then it is almost 100% (does that make it 99.9%?) definitely the clock spring! This 'clock spring' thingy carries the earth from the functions in the wheel through the steering column - if it goes, you will gradually get air bag light flashing, lose cruise control functions and horn (and audio controls in an AU).
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Re: AirBag light flashing

Thanks jchad,

Sounds like a reasonable explanation... truck doesn't have cruise or other audio controls.. pretty bare bones!!

Is it imperative that I fix it?
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Re: AirBag light flashing

If you want the horn and the air bag to work, then yes. But if you don't fix it, it's not like the air bag will suddenly inflate on you or anything (at least, I don't think it will - lol!)
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