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Old 04-12-2006
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Seatbelt Pretensioners On Explorer Seats?

Okay I know this whole explorer seat swap has been beatin' to death but I have a couple of questions. I know that the older explorer seats don't have the seat belt pretensioner but what year did the start having them included?

Do they look like this?
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If not what do they look like?

If I use a explorer seat with a different pretensioner will my airbag light flash or will my airbag not work anymore? If this doesn't work can I swap the pretensioner off my seat onto the explorer seat?
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Rangers have pretensioners beginning in 2001

2002-on Explorers have pretensioners.
2000-back Explorers don't have them.
I don't know about 2001 Ex because I don't have a manual for that year.

The Restraints Control Module is looking for a voltage level due to the resistance of the pretensioner circuit. If the resistance is within spec, the voltage will be in the correct range and the airbag light will not light for a pretensioner fault. If the voltage is too high or too low, the light will come on. The pretensioner circuit must have the correct resistance to keep the light off.
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Thanks, that's what i needed to know.

Somehow I figured you be the one with the answers.
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2001 did not have pretensioners and this causes my airbag light to go off.
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