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post #1 of 4 Old 03-15-2002, 12:58 AM Thread Starter
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Question airbag light stays on - how to fix?


I was messing around with my fuses one night trying to find the bad one and when I finished, my airbag light was on and it would not go out. Has this ever happened to anyone else? How do I fix it? All I did previous was just take each fuse out one at a time and put it back in. I only messed with the fuses that are under the steering wheel.

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post #2 of 4 Old 03-15-2002, 11:19 AM
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the light will flash a 2-digit code a few times before it stays on. 5 flashes, pause, 2 flashes = code 52.
do a search on this forum, it's been covered a few times.

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If you want to keep your Air Bags working, Under the glove box section of the dash you will find a grey plug with two wires, to reset the air bag just turn the ignition switch on then short these two wires together with a jumper, maintain this short until you hear a chirping sound, remove the jumper and turn the ignition off.

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Sounds like it may be a code 52 error. Code 52 means "Ford can't design anything electronic, just like Joe always said". Ford likes to call it "Intermittent or Repaired Lost Battery Feed". But, my description is more accurate.

On some Fords (only a few years). The Air Bag controller would throw a code if the battery was replaced or if the fuse was yanked. Hmm, replace a battery or disconnect the battery, and loose your air bags. Yup, Ford sucks at electronics. (The ABS systems come from other companies.)

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