Airbag light flashes then stays on...

Asked by Jun 17, 2013 at 07:36 PM about the 2003 Lincoln Town Car Signature

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have an '03 Lincoln Town Car Signature. Airbag light flashes sequence of 3 times, then
one time. Does this a couple times, then stays on. Any feedback? (Just got this car.)
Thx

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take it and get the codes read out of the abs module. If the light is on a dtc has been set. Any parts store will be able to check and tell you what the code is.

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A code 31 is not a viable code. Kbro is right get them read. Ford Airbag Fault Codes DTC LFC Description — — RCM Disconnected, Inoperative, or Lost/Low Ignition Feed B1887 15 Driver Air Bag Circuit Shorted to Ground B1916 15 Driver Air Bag Circuit Shorted to Battery or Igniti on B1888 16 Passenger Air Bag Circuit Shorted to Ground B1 925 16 Passenger Air Bag Circuit Shorted to Battery or Ign ition B1878 17 Driver Pretensioner Circuit Short to Battery B1879 17 Driver Pretensioner Circuit Short to Ground B1883 18 Passenger Pretensioner Circuit Short to Ground B1921 21 RCM Bracket Grou nd Resistance High B1342 24 RCM Is Faulted C1414 29 Incorrect Vehicle Identification Code B1932 32 Driver Air Bag Circuit Resistance High B1933 33 Passenger Air Bag Circuit Resistance High B1934 34 Driver Air Bag Circuit Resistance Low B1935 35 Passe nger Air Bag Circuit Resistance Low B1992 36 Driver Side Air Bag Circuit Shorted to Battery or I gnition B1993 36 Driver Side Air Bag Circuit Shorted to Ground B1994 36 Driver Side Air Bag Circuit Resistance High B1995 36 Driver Side Air Bag Circuit Res istance Low B1996 37 Passenger Side Air Bag Circuit Shorted to Battery o r Ignition B1997 37 Passenger Side Air Bag Circuit Shorted to Ground B1998 37 Passenger Side Air Bag Circuit Resistance High B1999 37 Passenger Side Air Bag Circuit Resistance Low B2441 42 Driver Side Crash Sensor Mounting Fault B2440 43 Passenger Side Crash Sensor Mounting Fault U2017 44 Driver Side Crash Sensor Communications Fault U2018 45 Passenger Side Crash Sensor Communications Fault B1877 46 Driver Pretensioner Circuit Open B1885 46 Driver Pretensioner Circuit Resistance Low B1881 47 Passenger Pretensioner Circuit Open B1886 47 Passenger Pretensioner Circuit Resistance Low Ford Airbag Fault Codes B2444 48 Driver Side Crash Sensor Is Faulted B2445 49 Passenger Side Crash Sensor Is Faulted B1869 Tone Air Bag Indicator Inoperative B1870 Tone Air Bag Indicator Shorted to Battery B1891 — Air Bag Tone Warning Indicator Circuit Shorted to B attery or Ignition B1892 — Air Bag Tone Warning Indicator Circuit Shorted to G round or Open — — No Com munication With the Restraints Control Module (RCM)

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Thanx... Funny You just wrote this... I just got back in after driving & noticed that I got the sequence backwards. It's 1, then 3...

Guess that would be 13? But, I don't see that here. :/ I do plan on getting it checked out, though.

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Yes, It's a code 13 then. My '94 Escort had a problem with the air bag system and would do the same thing. Flash the code with the light then stay on. But even the Ford Dealer couldn't fix it. It was an intermittent problem. The night I was hit, head on, the air bag light was off and it didn't deploy. So much for self diagnosis of the system! HTH. -Jim

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I hace cod36

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I have código 36

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Marcos, check the chart above, drivers side air bag resistance low.

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so is there a fuse you can replace for code 36? Or is it possible on these older vehicles, mine is a 1998 Lincoln Town Car, that after many years of vacuuming, moving seat back and forth, it might just need to be unplugged and plugged back in from a weak connection.

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