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I had this happen on my 91 gt. It turned out to be this thing called a clock spring in the steering column. I had an airbag guy at a body shop replace it cuz i didnt wanna shoot an airbag into my face. Also count the number of times it flashes and the sequence it flashes, beacuse the air bag light also shows codes. Then you can find out exactly what is wrong.
 

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What year is your car??????
Is it a 92????????
See my air bag web pages.
 

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craigm1841 said:
my 94 bronco flashes the airbag light
Post the codes. I *think* it's the same as the stang. I think I have the *95* Ford CD (But not the 94. The codes/controller may not be the same for 94 & 95 Bronco.). I'm not sure if my CD has the Bronco. I think my Ford Air Bag tech manual goes upto only 92/93. I'll know more when I get home. :)

BTW: The most common problem is a bad clock spring. They wear out and break after a while. You then get a code for "high resistance for the Driver's air bag". Get a new clockspring from Ford (?$45?) and replace it under the steering wheel. Not that hard to do. The clockspring connectes the steering wheel wires to the fixed wires in the steering colm.
 

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Moving to the correct forum.

Please keep the 5.0/5.8 Engine Tech Forum limited to engine related topics.
 

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As stated above, it is most likely your clock spring.
If your horn does not work it is definately it.

I replaced my clock spring and my horn works again but the airbag light is still flashing. My friend told me the sensor on the front of the car is bad.
 

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Brett '91 GT CONV said:
I replaced my clock spring and my horn works again but the airbag light is still flashing. My friend told me the sensor on the front of the car is bad.
What's the code? Also, what year and what vehicle?
 

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What Year?
See:
http://www.veryuseful.com/mustang/tech/airBag/


From:
http://www.veryuseful.com/mustang/tech/airBag/airBag92.html

For 91+
The 1992 Mustang air bag system is very similar to the 95+ systems. Some codes may have *slightly* different meanings. First see the 1995 diagnostic page.

DIAGNOSIS AND TESTING

The diagnostic monitor is responsible for monitoring the air bag system components and connections. A fault code will be displayed when the ignition switch is in the RUN position and the diagnostic monitor detects a system fault. Certain faults may not be displayed until approximately 30 seconds after the ignition has been switched to the RUN position. This is the amount of time required for the diagnostic monitor to test and verify any and all system faults. The codes are produced by a series of air bag indicator flashes. The fault codes are represented by a two digit decimal number. The two digit fault code will be displayed in the following manner: Flash tens digit, one second pause, flash ones digit, three second pause, repeat cycle. For example, a fault code 32 will be displayed according to:

flash flash flash, one second pause, flash flash, three second pause,

flash flash flash, one second pause, flash flash, three second pause . . .

The coded fault feature is prioritized so that if two or more different faults occur at the same time, the highest priority fault indication will be shown until corrected. The fault codes and their associated priorities are listed in the «Fault Code Priority Table» The codes are ranked from top to bottom with the fault at the top of the list having the highest priority and the fault at the bottom of the list having the lowest priority. This listing is for information only and should not be used for system diagnosis or troubleshooting. The following deactivation procedure and diagnostic charts should be used to safely diagnose and service the system.

NOTE: If a system fault exists and the indicator is malfunctioning, an audible tone will be heard indicating the need for service. The tone produced is a series of five sets of five beeps. The number of beeps does not indicate the fault code, it means the indicator is out and a fault is present.
 
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