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Air Bag Issues

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I have a 2005 EDGE that I recently replaced the RCM after my driver's side airbag deployed (very minor accident with just enough damage to have to replace the driver's side fender). Passenger airbag was turned off at the time. After replacing the airbag and RCM, the light on the instrumant cluster continues to flash(4-6).
Can anyone tell me what this code is and how to fix the problem?

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Check the wire under the Passengers seat it is either unplugged or dirty. Clean it and plug it back in and it will fix the light.
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did you replace the sensor too? whenever an airbag blows you have to replace the sensors too
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did you replace the sensor too? whenever an airbag blows you have to replace the sensors too
I replaced the RCM.... I thought that the sensor was housed in that? If not, then I didn't replace the sensor.... Where would the sensor/sensors be located?

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2001 and up i believe the sensors are in the airbag themselves.
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the crash sensors on the front of the truck...they are on the rad support
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on older models, 46 is driver's side seat belt pretensioner. that would make sense to me. if they air bag deployed, the pretensioner should have fired as well. was it replaced?
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yea i forgot about the pretensioner lol...john can you pull out your drivers side seat belt/does it retract...if it doesnt then your pretensioner fired and you need a new seatbelt
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Both seat belts still function as they should... As a side note, the seat belts were not being worn during the incident. Not sure if that would affect anything? I checked the connections for both pretensioners and they were okay.
When the fender was replaced, I looked for something that "might" resemble a sensor on the frame and on the radiator support. But could find nothing........ So, I spoke to a mechanic that said the sensor was located under the console in the RCM. WHich, I had already changed...... Will check again today for a sensor on the radiator support and around the grill area.......... Thanks again for info!
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the seat belts should still latch even if the pretensioner has blown. all it does it pulls the seat belt down tighter to hold you in the seat.

i know codes don't always stay the same over years, but if the airbag deploys, the pretensioner should have as well, whether or not the belt was worn.
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yea...what i meant about the seatbelts is yes they will still latch but when a pretensioner blows the seatbelt wont retract...in the pretentioner assembly there is a pin that fires and when it pulls the seatbelt tight then the pin locks it in place
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i don't understand why the seat belt wouldn't retract? the pretensioner isn't on the seat belt on a ranger, but on the latch assembly on the seat.

this is what they look like:


here are pictures of a blown and not blown one.
http://images.search.yahoo.com/image...sigb=139sr0h40

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no its on the actual seatbelt in the door...at least all of the ones ive seen
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i don't understand why the seat belt wouldn't retract? the pretensioner isn't on the seat belt on a ranger, but on the latch assembly on the seat.

this is what they look like:
oh thats new design for me...ive always seen them on the seat belt it self...also john all airbag parts have yellow connectors that should help identifying sensors
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