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#1 Dan Lewis

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 03:54 PM

Hi, I have a 1997 Mk4 1.3 Ford fiesta.

I have a problem where sometimes the airbag light flashes. There is no pattern when this happens. I was told it could be the sensor in the seat?

Has anyone had this problem or know of a resolution.

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Dan

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#2 Steve

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 10:20 PM

To be honest I think you should seek professional advice on that. If there is a fault with the airbag and it deployed whilst driving could be dangerous.

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Posted 06 March 2008 - 12:48 PM

I just checked, and it is four flashes. Which is to do with the seatbeat?

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Posted 06 March 2008 - 09:23 PM

perhaps the connection under the seat?

When in the car with the seatbelt on try and lift yourself off the seat and see if the sensor creates a warning.

also, do you have any large shopping bags on the passenger seat? This can make the car thing there is a passenger in the car

Thats if it is the seatbelt warning

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Posted 31 March 2008 - 03:11 PM

I was reading on the internet, that you have to unplug the yellow cable under the seat, as this is suppose to work?

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Posted 31 March 2008 - 08:00 PM

that will probably disable the airbag for the passenger.

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Posted 30 April 2008 - 02:01 PM

i had a similar problem on an escort i had a few years back . . .

they apparently have a airbag sensor behind the steering wheel which is
held in place by a plastic bracket . . . the idea is that if you crash the plastic snaps and
the airbag deploys . . . i believe the sensor on mine had shorted out so it thought the airbag
had been used . . . . .

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