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Dan Lewis

Airbag light flashing occasionally.

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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.

Thanks,

Dan

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

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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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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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that will probably disable the airbag for the passenger.

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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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