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Author Topic: Air bag light on intermittently  (Read 3592 times)

Offline darbuck

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Air bag light on intermittently
« on: September 18, 2016, 03:14:20 PM »
Air bag light is coming on fairly regularly. Got it plugged in and I'm getting centre frontal restraints sensor. Has anyone got any idea what this means? I'll try attach a picture of the fault on the computer screen. Thanks in advance.

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Re: Air bag light on intermittently
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2016, 06:13:30 PM »
Front crash sensor possibly? There's usually a sensor to detect rapid deceleration in crash circumstances which the restraints module uses to calculate if it needs to deploy the front airbags and to what extent- some newer cars have dual stage airbags which can be fired at different rates I believe.
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Re: Air bag light on intermittently
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2016, 10:33:35 PM »
Restraint I think is the key word, I would assume that's most likely to be the occupancy sensor. Check the connectors under both front seats they are a known Ford weekness.
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Re: Air bag light on intermittently
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2016, 12:48:22 AM »
Good point, the thing I was confused by is the word 'central' in the fault description as surely the occupancy sensors would be sided?  ???
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Re: Air bag light on intermittently
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2016, 08:41:46 AM »
You're right, scrap my last reply! So a little digging would suggest this is a problem with the front crash sensor mounted near the bonnet lock.
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