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I have a code 32 on my 98 ranger I picked up a used clockspring at the local scrap yard installed it and put my scanner on it and it would not clear the code.So I decided to bite the bullet & get one from ford. I installed it and it still wont clear. Any one got an answer for me? I dont have much history on this truck All I know is that there is this ding ding any time that you go over 70 mph and I found that The air bag light was burnt out so I replaced that and now I have a ding ding and a light now
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Clockspring is also for the horn and cruise control, along with the air bag, is the horn working?

If so, clockspring is probably not the issue.

For those wondering the "clockspring" is the wire behind the steering wheel that allows the steering wheel to be turned while still maintaining electrical connections to the horn, cruise and airbag, also radio controls on newer models.
It looks like a wound up clockspring, flat coil of wire.

Airbag code 32 means: Driver's Side Airbag Circuit High Resistance, or Open Circuit
So could be a problem with the airbag itself or the wiring to the airbag.

Did you test the old clockspring wire with an OHM meter?
If connections are good, 0 ohms on each wire, then it wasn't the clockspring wire that set the 32 code.


The air bag light will only flash the most important code if there is more than 1 code set.
So with key on, engine on watch for the flashing after a few seconds, 3 flashes, short pause then 2 flashes = 32, then longer pause and a repeat of 3 flashes, short pause and 2 flashes.
If you fix the 32 code issue there could still be another code/problem, so watch and count the flashes, it may not be 32 again.

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Thanks Ron for your input I did check the old clockspring and it did end up being bad Thats why I got one from ford (thinking that was my problem) So I have a couple more questions #1 is there a way to test the air bag Possible olm testing #2 if there was a air bag deployment do you need to have the srs computor reset or cleared.Like I said before I have tried to clear code B1932 with my scanner with no results. There were a couple of other codes that apparently were inactive that I cleared with no problem. Getting back to theair bag what if I remove the air bag and jump the air bag wires together to complete the circuit to see if the air bag is my problem
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Unhooking the negative cable on the battery will reset SRS, or using the reader.

Video here on how to test airbags:

I never knew there were "shorting bars" that slid into place when connector was removed

I am sure you know that air bag systems(SRS) stay active for up to 10 minutes after battery is unhooked, so disconnect battery and wair a bit before working on air bag system.
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