I have an old 150 ford that I drive once every 2 or 3 months with over
203,000 miles on it. For some reason, even though it has never been in
a front end crash, the dash air bag light is now on and a buzzer hidden
somewhere under the dash goes off 3 times periodically. This low drain
in the periods between driving bleeds the battery completely dead. I've
asked a mechanic I know how to deactivate the light and where the
buzzer is and he has no idea where the buzzer is and how to deactivate
the dash light and buzzer. Since it is a "safety devise", Ford won't
tell me either. Ford wants about $1000.00 to fix the no longer
functioning air bag, and since the truck is worth only $1500.00 to
$2000.00, spending $1000.00 does not make sence given my frequency of
driving and its value.
Question: Does anyone know how I deactivate the light and buzzer?
PS: Thought of getting a sunlight trickle charger to put on dash and
plug into cigarette lighter, but it has not worked in years and
according to my mechanic, it's not just a fuse but a major hunt and fix
(lots of $$$$) or a complete rewire. That is thus not a financial
option for me as I'm retired with a small income.
Thanks if anyone has the answer to the above question.