ALL of a sudden - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


4.0L OHV & SOHC V6 Tech General discussion of 4.0L OHV and SOHC V6 Ford Ranger engines.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 05-28-2007
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Pittsburgh pa
Posts: 77
ALL of a sudden

Hey guys, all of a sudden my airbag light came on today. My truck has been parked in my garage for like a day. I havnt moved it or anything and today i started it up to go to the firehall and noticed the the airbag light was on. At the stop sign i turned the truck off and turned it back on. The light is still on. I tryed turning it off then on several time, it did nothing. What could cause it to just go on all of a sudden?

2001 ranger edge 4.0 48XXX miles
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-28-2007
l2en's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: The Keystone State
Posts: 4,521
Does the 'off' light work on your airbag key on/off control box?

That's a common/easy fix.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-28-2007
bryanjints's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Mount Holly, NJ
Posts: 1,857
I think he means the air bag light on the instrument cluster.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-28-2007
Red_Ak_Ranger's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 17,221
Someone check me on this but I thought that with airbags that ford HAD to service it, since its a safety item.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-29-2007
wydopnthrtl's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: SE, Mi
Posts: 2,342
I do know that the airbag system is seperate from the PCM. So.. plugging into the OBD2 port with a typical scanner won't let you check the restraint systems.

I think a dealership visit is in order.

Rich
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-29-2007
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 561
The airbag light flashes a two digit code when you start the truck. ex. 4 flashes then 6 flashes. Should repeat the code three times then go solid. Get the code, come back and post it or search and we can help.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-29-2007
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Pittsburgh pa
Posts: 77
im almost positive that it was the 4 then pause then 6 then steady.

It sat last night and i got in and it aint flashing anymore. WTF? Is it just me or does this truck not like me for some reason?
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 05-29-2007
zabeard's Avatar
who?
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: IN
Posts: 26,045
that is the drivers side connection under the seat, unplug it clean the connectors and plug it back in.

4-7 is passengers side.
4-6 is drivers side
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 05-29-2007
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Pittsburgh pa
Posts: 77
Post

is it just me or does ford like using the torx head screws. its a pain cuz i have to go out and buy the whole set
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 05-29-2007
zabeard's Avatar
who?
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: IN
Posts: 26,045
huh?

slide the seat forward, reach for the connector, unplug, clean, plug back in, no need for removal of the seat.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 05-29-2007
ScottG's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Lewiston, Maine
Posts: 4,926
Quote:
Originally Posted by EdgeFireFighter
is it just me or does ford like using the torx head screws. its a pain cuz i have to go out and buy the whole set

it should be a t55, same as the bed bolts too
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 05-29-2007
wydopnthrtl's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: SE, Mi
Posts: 2,342
Quote:
Originally Posted by EdgeFireFighter
is it just me or does ford like using the torx head screws. its a pain cuz i have to go out and buy the whole set
We do that to keep the average "Joe" from messing with safety and/or potential problematic warrenty items.

Rich
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 05-29-2007
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Pittsburgh pa
Posts: 77
thats what im saying. why cant ford use ragular kind of screws, not torx
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 05-29-2007
zabeard's Avatar
who?
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: IN
Posts: 26,045
nothing wrong with torx, ive never had an issue.

maybe its the operator
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 05-29-2007
wydopnthrtl's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: SE, Mi
Posts: 2,342
Quote:
Originally Posted by EdgeFireFighter
thats what im saying. why cant ford use ragular kind of screws, not torx
Um... because when it comes to safety and/or warrenty items if the **typical** owner were able to access them. Ford can be held accountable in court. For instance if you removed your seat.. then put it back in and left out or cross threaded one of the screws.. then got into a wreck and the seat came loose.. you could sue Ford motor company for allowing **you** to easily remove your seat.

Get mad at your local lawyer.. not Ford. Same thing goes for high warrenty item. MAF.. ect..

And don't get me wrong either. I'm not defending Ford. I too think that people in life need to take accountibility for thier own actions. Too many of my fellow americans are mechanically stupid, do stupid things with a wrech, and them blame other people for thier problems. And the extremely dumb ones try to hide behind a lawyer to get something for nothing.

Just go to your local autparts store and buy a set of torx bits. Perferably impact wrench rated ones.

Rich

Last edited by wydopnthrtl; 05-29-2007 at 11:32 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 05-29-2007
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 561
While we are on the subject. What is the fastener that looks like a torx with a center pin in it called? There is one on the top of the MAF sensor.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 05-29-2007
ScottG's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Lewiston, Maine
Posts: 4,926
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cape Fear
While we are on the subject. What is the fastener that looks like a torx with a center pin in it called? There is one on the top of the MAF sensor.

a security torx i think
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 05-29-2007
zabeard's Avatar
who?
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: IN
Posts: 26,045
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 05-30-2007
M50B06's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Ravenna ohio
Posts: 315
my seats have regular bolts holding it in, no torx
but you dont need to remove the seats to access the air bag connector
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sudden exhaust difference? PAShooter General Ford Ranger Discussion 5 03-27-2012 01:30 AM
soor s all of a sudden locking paulbodamer General Technical & Electrical 1 08-09-2010 10:02 AM
Check Engine Light Is On All Of A Sudden... ramrezz425 General Technical & Electrical 11 10-21-2008 11:25 AM
All of a sudden: FM interference moenko Audio & Video Tech 7 04-21-2008 08:47 PM
2002 Ranger Missing Badly All Of A Sudden hz36t5 General Technical & Electrical 18 01-09-2008 06:44 AM


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 Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:34 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.