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Originally posted by Racer X@May 18 2004, 06:06 PM
Code 12 - Low battery voltage.

Have you ever had a dead or near dead battery in the recent past?  If you have, then there's your answer.  If not, then you may have an issue with your charging system or even more unlikely, a wiring fault somewhere in the Airbag power circuit.
Disconnect your battery for at least 45 minutes, and then reconnect it.  This should clear any of the airbag DTC's.  If the light comes on again, with the same code. then it may be a charging issue, and so on.
Good luck with that!  :thumb:
Just to give creedence to this, my airbag light has been flashing in a pattern for as long as I can remember. Replaced the batter a couple of months ago but it came back. Took my car in to a shop and they said I had a bad alternator. I'm just too cheap to get it replaced so I have no way of knowing if the light will go away once it is. It's a possibility though. :thumb:
 

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Found this in the archives. It might be of some assistance.

Originally posted by Calvin@September 30 2003, 02:24 PM
A flashing airbag light can mean one of two things. The first possibility is that your battery is in death throes. Have it tested at your local auto parts store. The second possibility is that there is an actual problem with the airbag system. Below is a list of airbag codes, which will flash on the warning light. For example, the light will flash once, pause and then flash twice == 12.


12=Low Battery Voltage
13=Air Bag Circuit Shorted to Ground
14=Primary Crash Sensor Circuit Shorted to Ground
21=Safing Sensor Not Mounted to Vehicle Properly
22=Safing Sensor Output Shorted to Battery Voltage
23=Safing Sensor Circuit Input Feed/Return Circuit Open
24=Safing Sensor Output Feed/Return Circuit Open
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=RH Primary Crash Sensor Feed/Return Circuit Open
42=LH Primary Crash Sensor Feed/Return Circuit Open
44=RH Primary Crash Sensor Not Mounted to Vehicle Properly
45=LH Primary Crash Sensor Not Mounted to Vehicle Properly
51=Air Bag Diagnostic Monitor Internal Thermal FuseFuse Blown Due to Intermittent Short to Ground
52=Backup Power SupplyVoltage Boost Fault
53=Primary Crash Sensor Circuits Resistance to Ground or Air Bag Diagnostic Fault


When the airbag light is flashing, the computer sees a problem in the system and the airbag will not deploy.
 
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