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1994 Ford E-150 Question: Air Bag Warning Light blinks on an off

 

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shelby350, 5.8L V8, Franklinville, NJ, March 24, 2009, 21:33
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The airbag warning light just began blinking on and off. It stays off for about 5-10 seconds and then goes off only to resume blinking within 5-10 seconds.

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    hemicuda March 26, 2009, 11:52
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    Here's a forum that seems to have helped solved a air bag light problem in ford e-150s http://www.justanswer.com/questions/1gzpi-1994-ford-e150-... Hope this helps

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    shelby350, March 29, 2009, 18:03
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    Also, my horn does not work and the cruise control works intermittantly. I checked and changed the fuse in location #5 as suggested but the light still blinks in a 2 & 3 pattern My friend's Snap on scanner interprets the code as an ABS Brake system problem yet my brakes are fine.

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    Visitor, March 16, 2010, 10:06

    I have had the same problem. Apparently, as it has been explained to me the coil spring (wiring) for the airbag is coiled around that if one continually turns their steering wheel to one side or the other this will wear the coil spring and it will break. Therefore, needing to replace it. Afer the first few times of this happening I just said forget it because of it costing so much to replace everytime.
    I think ford should look into this and fix it so it doesn't keep breaking.
    But in any case, yes this is a problem.

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    Visitor, March 16, 2010, 10:09

    Sorry, I should explain a little more. If one continually turns the steering wheel to ITS LIMIT this will wear the coil spring faster.
    Also, my horn also went out. The wiring to the horn is attached to this coil spring.
    Fortunately for me I have a separate wire going to the horn so my horn works.

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    Visitor, March 16, 2010, 10:28

    one more thing, the blinking of the light.
    If you watch carefully you will notice that it blinks 3 times then pauses and then will blink another 2 times and then stop for a longer period of time.
    This is giving you the code of what is wrong. It is counting out the number 32, or it may be something else in your case, but the 32 code is telling you a bad coil spring.

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