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Airbag light help fast

Please help i disconnected my battery and now my airbag light is on (amber light). can i reset it without going to ford?
my light doesnt come on on the passanger airbag is it possible that its burnt out and that i need a new switch? and if so where do i get one?
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Whats your flash code? like...when you start the truck....it'll flash a certain number of times, pause, then flashfor a certain number of times again.
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Thats what happened to me. The switch burnt out. But it was warrantied.
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your air bags wount deploy know which is a good thing in my opinion
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your air bags wount deploy know which is a good thing in my opinion
i'm sorry...you know nothing. I was throwing an air bag code(4-7) and the light was on...had a bag deploy on me. Had the burns to prove it too. You're just plain wrong.


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its flashing 2-7 does anyone know what that means?
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just take the bulb out....lol

duct tape a pillow to your steering wheel
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i'm sorry...you know nothing. I was throwing an air bag code(4-7) and the light was on...had a bag deploy on me. Had the burns to prove it too. You're just plain wrong.


Font end looks intact. did it just blow on you for no reason?
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ther not suspposed to when the light is on
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Font end looks intact. did it just blow on you for no reason?
hit a pot hole driving somewhat too fast, sensor is in the computer, it senced it, and poof! freaked me the eff out.
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its flashing 2-7 does anyone know what that means?
It means that the PAD switch indicator bulb circuit has incorrect resistance. In other words, either the PAD switch module is unplugged or the bulb is burned out.

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Thanks for the info guys!! is there a place besides ford to buy a new "pad" and another question where does it plug into, i took it out and checked the back, the backside is plugged in and i dont know where it runs, maybe its unplugged from the other end since i was messing around under there today....
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when i was messing around under there with the power wire for my stereo i heard a click but it shouldnt have been to that "pad" because i was underneath it so its possibly the "pad" itself
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hit a pot hole driving somewhat too fast, sensor is in the computer, it senced it, and poof! freaked me the eff out.
Crap, I'd of been changing my undies after that!
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ok i just took my pad appart and im not getting any kind of reading across the bulb, but im getting readings in other places across the board, ie the resistors, so its the bulb?
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i was a little in shock for about 10minutes after it happened...though i was cool enough to stop the truck, put it in neutral, set the parking brake, and shut the truck off and immediately get the 8mm out and remove the bag. lol. chest hurt for about 3 days, forearms burnt, ringing ears for a few hours. the works. lol.

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ok i just took my pad appart and im not getting any kind of reading across the bulb, but im getting readings in other places across the board, ie the resistors, so its the bulb?
yep! the bulb. it's an easy fix if you know how to solder.

bob linked the fix...i'll link it again...

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but i plugged it back in and tried to cross the bulb to see if the light would go off but it didnt......so can you just not cross it, or do you need to reset the computer afterwards? but i got nothing across the bulb, ill be picking a new one up tomorrow and ill get my boss to do it hes good with that stuff and i dont wanna mess it up
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I replaced the whole unit
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i was a little in shock for about 10minutes after it happened...though i was cool enough to stop the truck, put it in neutral, set the parking brake, and shut the truck off and immediately get the 8mm out and remove the bag. lol. chest hurt for about 3 days, forearms burnt, ringing ears for a few hours. the works. lol.

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I got smacked by a 96 f150 airbag, some stitches and a half a day in the hospital I was fine. ( roll over accident ) those things hurts super bad! If the bags wouldn't have deployed I wouldn't have got a scratch.
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but i plugged it back in and tried to cross the bulb to see if the light would go off but it didnt......so can you just not cross it, or do you need to reset the computer afterwards? but i got nothing across the bulb, ill be picking a new one
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i found a crack in the bulb with the good old mag. glass, so now when i get a new bulb on there when i plug it in do i have to reset the computer or what or do i have to wait for the computer to recognize it?
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i found a crack in the bulb with the good old mag. glass, so now when i get a new bulb on there when i plug it in do i have to reset the computer or what or do i have to wait for the computer to recognize it?
No need to reset. The RCM will check the bulb circuit resistance and not turn on the airbag light if it is OK.
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Thanks man, all i have to say is wow man you guys are awesome and possibly saved me lots of $$$ ill let you know how the bulb install comes tomorrow.
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I got smacked by a 96 f150 airbag, some stitches and a half a day in the hospital I was fine. ( roll over accident ) those things hurts super bad! If the bags wouldn't have deployed I wouldn't have got a scratch.
While this may be true. Airbags and Seatblets (when used properly) save far more lives than they cause things like this.

I'd rather have an airbag deploy on me with some chemical burns and a bruised chest than leaving my face on the steering wheel and dash board or be ejected in a roll over and have the vehicle land on top of me.

I'm not saying you believe this. But people who dislike airbags....that's all they have against them.
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