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Mk5 Fiesta Air Bag Light Problem

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I have a mk5 fiesta (2001) 1.25 ghia 5 door

and the air bag light flashed once then went out, then flashed once again then went out again, then stayed on after 5 times of flashing

I took it to a fords dealer and they hooked it up to a pc and it came back with a faulty clock spring.

i ordered a new one;fitted it this evening, put it all back together again and this time a new air bag flash sequence appeared.

this time it flashes 3 times then goes off, flashes 3 times then goes off and after 5 times of it doing this it stays on constantly

i googled the flash sequence and this is what i found

"Three flash cycle: Short to battery plus or ground in section of air bag squib circuit common to both driver and passenger air bag modules"

I haven't got a passenger airbag, just seatbelt pre tensioners and drivers air bag.

what does that quote mean?



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I'd say a connector is off somewhere.

Check the pins on the clock spring plug.

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i have checked them 3 times, they are fine, anything else you reckon it could be

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Have you tried disconnecting the positive battery csble and touching it to the negative terminal to clear residual charge in the wiring?

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