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Old 09-23-2012, 01:46 PM   #1
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So my airbag light has been flashing for the longest time. Was told it was a bad front crash sensor. Well I replaced it and the light still comes on. I've also taken my truck in already for the airbag recall. Any ideas o what it could be?
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Did you check the pigtail on the connector for the front crash sensor?
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No I just plugged it in. Didn't even think about checking it. Lol
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Just checked and cleaned the connector. Light still comes on as soon as i start the truck.
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How many times and what sequence is the flashing. I had it flash 5 times then flash 2 times. That was the front crash. I was told if it flashed 4 times then 2 times it was the sensor in the seat. I have also been told that every so often the senors have to be recalibrate. I don't know per say if that is true but I paid my dealer $75 to do it. Only way to get rid of the light in my situation.
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Mine is flashing 4 2. I was told it was the front crash sensor though.lol Where is the sensor in the seat located?
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Mine is flashing 4 2. I was told it was the front crash sensor though.lol Where is the sensor in the seat located?

Maybe it was the other way around. and 4 2 was the crash sensor. I can't remember it has been over a year since I went through this. Sorry guys can't remember sh*t has set in. I think the seat sensor is in the bottom cushion since they say it figures your weight into how fast the airbag comes out.
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The sensors are located below where the seatbelt buckles in. Looks like a piston that locks down the seatbelts in the event of a collision. It could be a number of things. I would have the system scanned to see what is popping up. Could be something as simple as the clockspring. When mine was flashing, I had a lot of stuff done to it, so I am unable to tell you exactly what fixed it.
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The sensors are located below where the seatbelt buckles in. Looks like a piston that locks down the seatbelts in the event of a collision. It could be a number of things. I would have the system scanned to see what is popping up. Could be something as simple as the clockspring. When mine was flashing, I had a lot of stuff done to it, so I am unable to tell you exactly what fixed it.
Wasnt the clockspring replaced when i took it in for the recall servicing?
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No the only thing that was replaced for the recall was a wiring harness. The actual clockspring was not replaced. Since it was already at the ford dealership I went ahead and had them replace the clockspring. The part was only around 50 bucks if I can remember. Might be something you can tackle yourself if you are good at working around the steering wheel.
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