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I have a 1990 Ford Taurus. When i bought i about a year ago, the airbag light will light up and flash 3 times and then there will be a delay for a few second and then it will flash again. I was wondering if anyone has had the same problem or know how to fix it, thanks

 

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I have a 1990 Ford Taurus. When i bought i about a year ago, the airbag light will light up and flash 3 times and then there will be a delay for a few second and then it will flash again. I was wondering if anyone has had the same problem or know how to fix it, thanks
The flashes with pauses in between are actually diagnostic codes that can be looked up on the Interweb. i.e. 4 flashes, pause, 4 flashes would be a code 44, which IIRC is a bad ground to the right front impact sensor. (I had to re-mount the sensor). This can help determine what is wrong with your SRS system. Sounds like you have a code 30-something.
 

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the code sequence would be flashes (first #) - one second pause - flashes (second #) - three second pause - sequence repeats - air bag light stays on. Count your flashes carefully, noting pause lengths, and let us know what you got.
 

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Found it.

Ford Airbag Fault Codes

Flash Code Component/Fault Description

— No Air Bag Indicator — Inoperative Indicator Circuit
— Continuous Air Bag Indicator — Diagnostic Trouble Code Timed Out, Diagnostic Monitor
Disconnected or Inoperative, or No Ignition Voltage to Diagnostic Monitor

12 Lost Battery Feed
13 Air Bag Circuit Shorted to Ground
14 Primary Crash Sensor Circuit Shorted to Ground
21 Diagnostic Monitor Not Mounted to Vehicle Properly
22 Safing Sensor Output Circuit Shorted to Battery Voltage
23 Memory Clear Circuit Improperly Grounded
24 System Disarm Failure or Internal Diagnostic Monitor Fault
32 Driver Side Air Bag Circuit High Resistance or Open
33 Passenger Side Air Bag Circuit High Resistance or Open
34 Driver Side Air Bag Circuit Low Resistance or Shorted
35 Passenger Side Air Bag Circuit Low Resistance or Shorted
41 Right Radiator Primary Crash Sensor Feed/Return Circuit Open
42 Left Radiator Primary Crash Sensor Feed/Return Circuit Open
44 Right Radiator Crash Sensor Not Mounted to Vehicle Properly
45 Left Radiator Crash Sensor Not Mounted to Vehicle Properly
51 Airbag diagnostic Monitor Internal thermal fuse Blown
52 Back-up Power supply Voltage Boost Fault
53 Front Crash Sensor High Resistance or Diagnostic Monitor Failure

I think there may be a few missing, but this is a lot of them that are the same year to year.
 
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