2002 ranger airbag flash 1-7 or code 17 - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource
Ford Ranger Forum - Forums for Ford Ranger enthusiast!

Go Back   Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource Arrow Ranger-Forums Technical Forum Arrow General Technical & Electrical

General Technical & Electrical General technical and electrical discussion for the Ford Ranger that does not fit in any other sub-forum.

LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-01-2016
Thread Starter

I am: Jawad
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: High point
Vehicle: 2002 Ranger
Drive Type: 4x2
Engine: 2.3
Posts: 2
Total Props: 0
2002 ranger airbag flash 1-7 or code 17

I have a 2002 ford ranger I rebuilt that was involved in accidebt. Replaced both airbags and module feom donar vehicle. Have code 1-7 or 17. Seat belt works just fine. When I unplug the conector under the seat I get a different code and only that code.
Reply With Quote
+ 0 -
Old 06-02-2016
TheArcticWolf1911's Avatar

I am: Cameron Howard
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Evansville, Indiana
Vehicle: 1999 Ford Ranger
Drive Type: 4x4
Engine: 3.0
Posts: 1,117
Total Props: 6
To really know for sure what the problem is, you need to pull the code from the computer directly. Places like autozone will not be able to do this, as their scanners are only generic and pull CEL codes. On the other hand, places like pepboys will want 100 dollars JUST to hook it up to their fancy scan tools, which is a total ripoff, and forget if you need to scan it more than once if the code changes.

So, what's a cheap and easy way to pull codes from a Ford? Forscan. If you head over to forscan.org you can get a free version of the scan software for windows machines to which it can be installed onto a laptop. However there do exist other, not free, versions of the software for different devices.

Next you're going to need a way to connect the laptop to the vehicle. You need an OBDII to USB, ELM327. These can be had off ebay for around 12 dollars, and it pays for itself the first time you use it. It can read any and all codes you could ever have on the Ranger, 1996 to 2011 and on other ford products 1996 to current year (2016).

With that hooked up, it will tell you the code and give you a description, as well as a brief list of possible problem areas which could cause it. Having the actual code from the software itself will help greatly.
Reply With Quote
+ 0 -

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1997 Ranger airbag code 1-2 crsmitty General Technical & Electrical 0 06-07-2011 04:48 PM
Airbag code 33 - 1998 Ranger freddie General Technical & Electrical 20 11-02-2009 05:48 AM
96 Ranger flashing airbag code 4-4 JKeirstead General Technical & Electrical 3 05-26-2008 03:29 AM
How-To: Airbag Light (Code 2-7) RockysFord Interior, Exterior, & Electrical 1 05-13-2007 05:11 PM
Airbag Code 3-2 morse General Technical & Electrical 5 01-03-2007 10:14 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:57 PM.