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Old 07-05-2005, 13:02   #1 (permalink)
Davenandee
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Jim,

On occasion when I start my 99' Explorer after the normal self test the
air bag blinks 3 times, pauses and then blinks 7 times. This is repeated
a few times and then the light stays on. Other times it does the self
test and turns off.
I am just wanting to know what the 3-7 means. I am not going to try to
repair it as I don't want the air bag to deploy in my face!

Any ideas what gives?

TIA,
Dave
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Old 07-05-2005, 22:01   #2 (permalink)
Jim Warman
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If the airbag system detects a fault during the self-test, it will set a
trouble code and either turn the light on or make it flash.... I'm not up on
the flash codes (spoiled using high end scan tools, I suppose). The trouble
code will remain in the Restraint Control Module for many keys starts, even
those times the system passes the self test and the light proves out
normally. On yours. I would expect either a pretensioner or a clockspring
concern.

HTH.

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> Jim,
>
> On occasion when I start my 99' Explorer after the normal self test the
> air bag blinks 3 times, pauses and then blinks 7 times. This is repeated
> a few times and then the light stays on. Other times it does the self
> test and turns off.
> I am just wanting to know what the 3-7 means. I am not going to try to
> repair it as I don't want the air bag to deploy in my face!
>
> Any ideas what gives?
>
> TIA,
> Dave
> --
> Diving is life! The rest is just details.
> W.W.W.I.
>



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Old 07-06-2005, 15:01   #3 (permalink)
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Thank you for the reply. I'll try the local shop to see if their scanner
covers that system.

Dave

Jim Warman wrote:
> If the airbag system detects a fault during the self-test, it will set a
> trouble code and either turn the light on or make it flash.... I'm not up on
> the flash codes (spoiled using high end scan tools, I suppose). The trouble
> code will remain in the Restraint Control Module for many keys starts, even
> those times the system passes the self test and the light proves out
> normally. On yours. I would expect either a pretensioner or a clockspring
> concern.
>
> HTH.
>



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