Last week somebody broke into my Expedition to steel my CDs :( by sneaking
a screwdriver in-between the passenger side door handle and the sheet metal.
Besides the obvious physical damage, now my airbag light comes on, although
I can't see anything wrong with it -- no sign of physical damage there.
Any thoughts for a quick test of something tampered with before taking it to
a garage? I really dread taking my truck to a Ford garage...
It should flash a code immeadiately after you turn the
vehicle on. It will be a blink cod ein the form of
..blink..blink........blink..blink (for 22). I bel;eive it
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You are right: it does flash a code. Right after power on it flashes 3 times
the code 42, and than the airbag light stays steady on.
Did some more investigation over the weekend, and found out that the wire at
one horn was cut... but the other one was left intact. I wonder if by
mistake they cut the wire to the passenger side crush sensor? Anybody knows
where thatone is located so I can do a visual check?
I imagine you are right. Here is a partial list of the
— No Air Bag Indicator — Inoperative Indicator Circuit or No
Battery Positive Voltage to Air Bag Diagnostic Monitor
— Continuous Air Bag Indicator — Air Bag Diagnostic Monitor
Disconnected or Inoperative
12 Low Battery Voltage
13 Air Bag Circuit Shorted to Ground
14 Front Air Bag Sensor and Bracket Circuit Shorted to
21 Rear Air Bag Sensor and Bracket Not Mounted to Vehicle
22 Rear Air Bag Sensor and Bracket Output Circuit Shorted to
23 Rear Air Bag Sensor and Bracket Circuit Input Feed/Return
24 Rear Air Bag Sensor and Bracket Output Feed/Return
32 Driver Side Air Bag Circuit High Resistance or Open
34 Driver Side Air Bag Circuit Low Resistance or Shorted
41 RH Front Air Bag Sensor and Bracket Feed/Return Circuit
42 LH Front Air Bag Sensor and Bracket Feed/Return Circuit
44 RH Front Air Bag Sensor and Bracket Not Mounted to
45 LH Front Air Bag Sensor and Bracket Not Mounted to
51 Air Bag Diagnostic Monitor Internal Thermal Fuse — Fuse
Blown Due to Intermittent Short to Ground
52 Backup Power Supply — Voltage Boost Fault
53 Front Air Bag Sensor and Bracket Circuits Resistance to
Ground or Air Bag Diagnostic Monitor Fault
— Rapid Continuous Flashing of Air Bag Indicator (No Fault
Code) All Primary Air Bag Sensors Disconnected
Working on the airbags can be dangerous. I'd suggest pulling
the airbag fuse and then looking for a cut wire on the
lefthand side of the truck. If you find one, you may be able
to reconnect it. However, I suggest this is really a job for
the dealer. Lots of liability connected to airbags. I'd
prefer to make sure the dealer / Ford is responsible if it
fails in an accident, or if it goes off at an inappropriate
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