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Old 09-07-2008, 01:51 PM
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Today while driving my '92 5.0 the airbag light came on and flashed a few times intermittently. Its never done that before. The car still has the complete airbag system in place.

What could cause that?
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Old 09-07-2008, 05:07 PM
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you'll need to pull the codes for the air bag system
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Old 09-07-2008, 05:50 PM
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Do I need a special scanner? My friend has an OBD-1 scanner- will that work?
Or can I do it like pulling check engine codes?

Really Ill just consider pulling the bulb but Im curious to see why its on.
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Old 09-07-2008, 05:59 PM
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I'd like to know too, since mine is on.
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Old 09-08-2008, 08:49 AM
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count the number of flashes the light puts out. The longer intervals between the flashes are spaces. Than go here to decode the numbers you get:
http://www.veryuseful.com/mustang/tech/airBag/
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Old 09-08-2008, 04:36 PM
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Thanks. Ill have to try it when I get the car back from having my catback put on
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yeah...from what I understand the light flashes when there is some sort of problem with the system. Mine has been doing it since I bought it but I've never worried about it...might take a look now and check out that site...
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Old 09-08-2008, 04:54 PM
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both my 90 gt and my 92 2.3 have been doing that since i bought them. i heard it has something to do with the contacts in the steering wheel giving false readings so the car thinks there is a problem. called my local ford dealer but they are a bunch of retards and wont even start thinking until i hand then $115 to LOOK at the damn car. to hell with dealers and airbags!
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