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  1. Escort Van 55 Diesel Air Bag Light

    it is the front impact censor in the car that rust out on one of the terminals so it thinks the bag is faulty 28 Air bag control module - removal and refitting 4 Removal 1 Disconnect the battery negative (earth) lead (refer to Chapter 5, Section 1). Warning: Before proceeding, wait a minimum of 15 minutes, as a precaution against accidental firing of the air bag unit. This period ensures that any stored energy in the back-up capacitor is dissipated. 2 Undo the six screws and withdraw the detachable lower facia panel from beneath the steering column. 3 Disconnect the multi-plug from the module, by pressing the locking tab upwards and swivelling the retaining strap. 4 Unscrew the mounting bolts and remove the module from the vehicle. Refitting 5 Refitting is a reversal of the removal procedure. 29 Air bag clock spring - removal and refitting 3 Removal 1 Remove the steering wheel as described in Chapter 10. 2 Disconnect the wires at the two horn terminals in the centre of the steering wheel. 3 Undo the three retaining screws, and remove the clock spring/horn slip ring from the steering wheel (see illustration). As the unit is withdrawn, note which aperture in the steering wheel the air bag wiring passes through, as an aid to reassembly. 12•20 Body electrical system 29.3 Removing the air bag clock spring assembly from the steering wheel 27.4 Withdrawing the air bag module from the steering wheel 26.20 Undo the screw (arrowed) and withdraw the PATS transceiver from the ignition switch/steering lock barrel 26.15 Alarm system horn Refitting 4 Apply a smear of molybdenum disulphide grease to the horn slip rings. 5 Position the clock spring/horn slip ring on the steering wheel, and secure with the retaining screws. 6 Reconnect the two horn wires to their terminals. 7 The clock spring must now be centred as follows. 8 Depress the locking pin, and rotate the clock spring outer rotor fully anti-clockwise until it is tight (see illustration). 9 Now turn the outer rotor approximately 3.75 turns clockwise, then release the locking pin. Ensure that the locking pin engages when it is released. 10 Check that the relative position of the direction indicator cancelling cam to the cable connector on the clock spring assembly is as shown (see illustration 29.8). 11 Refit the steering wheel as described in