Electrical nightmare on 1995 Dodge Intrepid

What started as suspected major engine failure turned out to be a gas gauge that reads 3/8 full with an empty tank. Also no electric windows operate. The heater/AC blower does not work either. And the 'AIRBAG' dummy light comes on. The owner has lived with this for a year. I diagnosed the empty fuel tank with the help of a buddy but have not looked into the rest and can only assume the fuses are OK and nothing has been added or modified to this vehicle. Is there a common component which could cause these symptoms? Or, obviously besides fuses, a common ground or something to look at. I have no test equipment and don't want to get to deep into this myself. I can easily purchase a test light or voltmeter if that would help. Thank You

by in Vacaville, CA on June 29, 2011
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ANSWER by on June 29, 2011
If you have no tools or experience you cannot be successful as a mechanic or a diagnostician. You not only need meters, etc, but need to know how to use them. Sorry, but someone had to tell you.. Do your friend a favor, get him to take the car to an experienced mechanic. Why make your life a misery? Since the airbag light is on, I must tell you that the airbag system is inoperative and that's a safety issue. The airbag light indicates that the computer has detected a malfunction in the airbag system and has diagnostic codes stored which would be essential in diagnosing the problem. A technician with a scanner can access the diagnostic codes and then be able to give you a diagnosis. If you want to find a Dodge specialist, here's our directory link for you: https://repairpal.com/directory?address=95687&car_brand_names=Dodge
COMMENT by on June 29, 2011
Well thank you master wise guy. Thanks for the airbag light info. For the rest I was hoping to find a common denominator for the other components listed. Also it is a 'Her' who has kids and not much money. I want to help out, and appreciate your concern as well, but am thinking this might cost a fortune from some technician with a code reader. I was looking for an experienced technician that may have seen this before. I have not. I am not an electrician or the son of one. Thanks
COMMENT by on June 29, 2011
Milt's is in Vallejo and does this kind of work. Call Adrian and schedule an appt. (707)643-7548