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Help With Airbag Code 32?

I am getting airbag code 32 on my 2001 XL 2.5L Ranger. After some research i read that it was my clock spring. But it was also stated that my horn and cruise wouldnt work either. Well i dont have cruise so of course that doesnt work but my horn works just fine. Could it be soemthing else?

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The "clockspring" is several wires wound to look like a Clock's Spring.
You have probably seen "ribbon" wires, a flat wire with several conductors inside.

Clockspring is a ribbon wire but wound up like a spring.
It allows you to turn the steering wheel while horn, airbag and cruise stay connected.

So only 1 wire/conductor, out of the 6, in the clockspring cable might be broken, so horn working doesn't mean clockspring is OK.

You will probably need to pull the steering wheel in any case, to have a look, could just be airbag wire broke and can be soldered

Remember to unhook battery and wait 20-30minutes before removing an airbag, they store a charge so can deploy if you don't let them drain.
And an airbag going off when you have a tool in your hand can ruin your whole day, or the rest of your soon to be short life.
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^^^

Your safest option is to disconnect the battery and turn your headlights on, leaving it over night. This is what I, personally, like to do.
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Thanks fellas I'll take a look at it this weekend!!

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You're welcome. Good luck! Oh, and a tip, when putting the airbag back in then reconnecting the battery, the horn may sound if the airbag is too tight. So, prepare yourself for possible loud noises.
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