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Old 01-05-2006
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Air Bag Light Flashing Codes??

I know some of you guys on here are Ford Technicians so I was wondering if anyone out there could tell me what is wrong when my Airbag light is flashing code 47 (blinks 4 times then 7 times and repeats). Called Ford and they said I would have to take it in to check it out and that airbags won't work until problem is resolved. I just wanted to see if anyone out there could give me some extra information. Thanks.
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Not to hyjack, but I'm having the same issue, only I'm getting a 19. If anybody would mind looking that up as well, I'd appreciate it.
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code 4-7 should be Passenger side belt pretensioner. check the connection under the seat. clean the pins and see if that fixs it.
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Yep, mine did that once too. I just unplugged the connector and pluged it back up and it went away!
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Thanks guys I just unplugged and replugged and light has gone off. Thanks a million.
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Not to hyjack, but I'm having the same issue, only I'm getting a 19. If anybody would mind looking that up as well, I'd appreciate it.
Have your airbag(s) ever deployed? I don't have 2004-specific codes but a code 19 in a 2001~2003 Ranger means that the Restraints Control Module crash data memory is full. I'm not sure but I don't think that the Module data can be reset at the dealership level.

You should try to get 2004 info because the restraints codes are sometimes different model to model and year to year.
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I'm sure you're right Bob. My airbags did go off previously, and I replaced everything but the PCM. I found a place that will reset the PCM for $100. I believe the dealer actually changes it out.
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I'm sure you're right Bob. My airbags did go off previously, and I replaced everything but the PCM. I found a place that will reset the PCM for $100. I believe the dealer actually changes it out.
I'm sure that they would be resetting/replacing the Restraints Control Module, not the Powertrain Control Module. The RCM is where the Event Data Recorder is located.
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whoops, yeah... RCM. lol.
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My airbag light is blinking 4 times and then 6 times. 46

Anyone know what that means? how to fix?

Far as I know its never been deployed before
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Driver side belt pretensioner. check the connection under the seat. clean the pins and see if that fixs it.
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Not to bring back an old post, but im getting a code 2-7.....and a steady light while driving....Any idea on what that is??

Im searching as i posted

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Not to bring back an old post, but im getting a code 2-7.....and a steady light while driving....Any idea on what that is??
That code is for the Passenger Airbag Disable switch circuit and it usually means that the indicator bulb is burned out.
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do you know what size the bulb is before i go and rip it apart? I saw something about the light bulb in other posts that i searched but didnt know what it meant, im mechanically inclined so i can fix it more than likely

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The bulb looks kinda like an LED but it is actually a PC board mount white filament bulb with a yellow cover on it. From what I've heard, Ford services the switch "as an assembly" for about $75. I don't know where you'd get the bulb separately and it has to have the right resistance for the diagnostics to work.

If your truck has less than 50,000 miles, check with your dealer about Restraints System Warranty. It's 5/50.
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damn, i have 56k miles on it now....I guess ill have to make a couple calls and see how much its going to run me :-(

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How much did it wind up costing you?
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Still havent fixed it yet...but ford sells them for 125$ i think...bob posted a link to another site "HOW TO" and it tells you how to solder in a new LED light....

I was hoping L2en would send me his since his truck is scrap now ,but he cant

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Still havent fixed it yet...but ford sells them for 125$ i think...bob posted a link to another site "HOW TO" and it tells you how to solder in a new LED light....
It is actually a small incandescent bulb, not an LED. Here's the link to the budget fix. I haven't done this repair myself but the member who posted it is someone who I would consider to be reliable.
http://www.rangerpowersports.com/for...39&postcount=1
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Code 2-7 fixed! $2.80 at Radio Shack.
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Yeah i made a how-to the other day, if thats what you used...
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Hello old thread.

Mine was flashing the other day, but its stopped now. How do you identify the codes if it happens again? Number of flashed followed by number of seconds before it repeats?
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Mine was flashing the other day, but its stopped now. How do you identify the codes if it happens again? Number of flashed followed by number of seconds before it repeats?
The restraints flash codes are all two digit. So, you will see a pattern of flashes followed by a pause, then some more flashes and another pause. This pattern will repeat maybe three times after starting the truck, then go solid. Just count the 2 groups of flashes and you will have the code. I can tell you what it means.
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Air Bag Light Flashing Codes??

2001 XLT Extended cab. I read all of the post but not sure I got the answer. Hers's the story.

Over the long weekend I did a seat swap. I pulled the old 60/40 and replaced them with seats out of an Explorer (Eddie Bauer). I had to do quite a bit of frabication but ended up using the old seat belt connecter from my old seats. The flashing code I am getting is 2 flahes followed by 7 flashes. Anyone have any idea how to reset it?

I pulled the battery cable and left it off for about 5 minutes thinking it might reset. All I ended up doing was loosing my presets on the XM.

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Last edited by dacypo; 09-05-2006 at 02:35 PM. Reason: Forgot to mention it is flashing on the dash not the passenger on/off switch
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2001 XLT Extended cab. I read all of the post but not sure I got the answer. Hers's the story.

Over the long weekend I did a seat swap. I pulled the old 60/40 and replaced them with seats out of an Explorer (Eddie Bauer). I had to do quite a bit of frabication but ended up using the old seat belt connecter from my old seats. The flashing code I am getting is 2 flahes followed by 7 flashes. Anyone have any idea how to reset it?

I pulled the battery cable and left it off for about 5 minutes thinking it might reset. All I ended up doing was loosing my presets on the XM.

Help!!
You can't reset it because it is a bulb failure. Code 2-7 and the fixes are explained in this thread. Here is a how-to for a cheap fix:

https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=27436
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