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Old 12-13-2005, 01:02   #1 (permalink)
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Airbag light is on. What do I do?

Hello,
Iím a DIY person. The airbag light is on in my 2001 Ford Escape.
What do I do? Can I fix this? Maybe a plug is loose or something?
Do these things fail often?

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Old 12-13-2005, 07:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Airbag light is on. What do I do?

Same problem here, Mechanic @ dealership mentioned that sometimes it's the
seat belts slack or under seats connectors that need to be justled.
That was my problem, after vaccuming the light would come on. Good luck


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Old 12-14-2005, 14:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Airbag light is on. What do I do?

DIY yourself down to the dealer and have it checked out. And quit being a
cheapskate.

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> I'm a DIY person. The airbag light is on in my 2001 Ford Escape.
> What do I do? Can I fix this? Maybe a plug is loose or something?
> Do these things fail often?
>
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Old 12-14-2005, 18:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Airbag light is on. What do I do?

You can start by counting the flashes

(which is the secret code, don't tell anybody !!!!)



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> I'm a DIY person. The airbag light is on in my 2001 Ford Escape.
> What do I do? Can I fix this? Maybe a plug is loose or something?
> Do these things fail often?
>
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Old 12-14-2005, 20:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Airbag light is on. What do I do?

my 94 F-150 flashes. The best way I found to fix the problem was place a
piece of black tape over the bulb. First I tried to remove the bulb but then
it started beeping the codes and the beeper was so far up under the dash I
could not find it to unplug it. So now I am good to go untill the bulb
blows.


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> I'm a DIY person. The airbag light is on in my 2001 Ford Escape.
> What do I do? Can I fix this? Maybe a plug is loose or something?
> Do these things fail often?
>
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Old 12-15-2005, 09:01   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Airbag light is on. What do I do?

Or until you hit something.

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> my 94 F-150 flashes. The best way I found to fix the problem was place a
> piece of black tape over the bulb. First I tried to remove the bulb but
> then it started beeping the codes and the beeper was so far up under the
> dash I could not find it to unplug it. So now I am good to go untill the
> bulb blows.
>
>
> "traderjoe" <UseLinkToEmail@www.autoforumz.com> wrote in message
> news:717794_c701af1e77f1bf2e643a271f4617e609@autoforumz.com...
>> Hello,
>> I'm a DIY person. The airbag light is on in my 2001 Ford Escape.
>> What do I do? Can I fix this? Maybe a plug is loose or something?
>> Do these things fail often?
>>
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Old 12-15-2005, 18:01   #7 (permalink)
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Re: Airbag light is on. What do I do?

Im not worried because its built ford tuff. If I must hit somthing I will
have to make sure its one of those chopped up low riders that keeps getting
stuck on speed bumps etc :)


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> Or until you hit something.
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> "Nobody" <nobody@adelphia.net> wrote in message
> news:moednUvvH7NqfD3eRVn-gA@adelphia.com...
>> my 94 F-150 flashes. The best way I found to fix the problem was place a
>> piece of black tape over the bulb. First I tried to remove the bulb but
>> then it started beeping the codes and the beeper was so far up under the
>> dash I could not find it to unplug it. So now I am good to go untill the
>> bulb blows.
>>
>>



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Old 12-17-2005, 15:01   #8 (permalink)
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Re: Airbag light is on. What do I do?

Nobody wrote:
> Im not worried because its built ford tuff. <SNIP>


Have a look at
http://www.bridger.us/2002/12/16/Cra...operVsFordF150


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Old 12-18-2005, 18:01   #9 (permalink)
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Re: Airbag light is on. What do I do?

Not looking very good for the ford. But the ford also has much more impact
force then the mini. What would the scene look like if the ford hit the mini
head on. Im thinking better for the ford But in the pics I cant see how the
air bag would have made any difference. So my choice would be to pick the
mini if I was going to hit a wall. But pick the ford if I was going to hit a
mini. I think the ford would have a much better chance of being able to
drive it home.


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> Nobody wrote:
>> Im not worried because its built ford tuff. <SNIP>

>
> Have a look at
> http://www.bridger.us/2002/12/16/Cra...operVsFordF150
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>



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Old 12-20-2005, 14:01   #10 (permalink)
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Re: Airbag light is on. What do I do?

I don't know how the Ford would do in a head-on with a smaller vehicle.
But probably better than against a large veh for sure. Chev and
Toyota PUs have much better crash-worthiness than the Ford F-150, at
least until 2003 ("my" year). In 2004 they did much better.

You've probably heard the saying, "It's not the fall that kills you -
it's the sudden stop." Seat belts and airbags slow down that very
sudden stop. Without them you're smacked against the steering wheel or
windshield and stop there pretty quickly (think of all those flies and
mosquitos hitting the windshield). Your restraint system allows you to
slow more gradually from 60 mph to 0 - like in maybe 200 milliseconds
instead of 10. It's like dropping an egg onto the floor so it lands on
a pillow or sponge instead of directly onto the ceramic - the padding
gives it more time to slow down so it doesn't break. Air bags work.

Nobody wrote:
> Not looking very good for the ford. But the ford also has much more impact
> force then the mini. What would the scene look like if the ford hit the mini
> head on. Im thinking better for the ford But in the pics I cant see how the
> air bag would have made any difference. So my choice would be to pick the
> mini if I was going to hit a wall. But pick the ford if I was going to hit a
> mini. I think the ford would have a much better chance of being able to
> drive it home.
>
>
> "Keith" <koliver*@at#nbnet*.dot#nb*.dot#ca> wrote in message
> news:sI0pf.141662$Ph4.4321566@ursa-nb00s0.nbnet.nb.ca...
>
>>Nobody wrote:
>>
>>>Im not worried because its built ford tuff. <SNIP>

>>
>>Have a look at
>>http://www.bridger.us/2002/12/16/Cra...operVsFordF150
>>
>>

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