Airbag light blinking then stays on? LOOK HERE

Discussion in 'Electrical' started by Hooligan, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. Hooligan

    Hooligan Rangerholic!!

    Is your airbag light blinking then staying on? Sometimes this can be caused by the airbag sensor found under the drivers and passenger seat.

    This is what it looks like

    Sometimes the connection just needs lubrication. Here is what you do:

    Reach under the seat (No you do NOT have to take the seats out) unclip the airbag sensor by pushing the grey tab down and pulling it out.

    This image shows the sensor end which comes from the floor (Seats moved for better picture)

    Now spray WD40 into each sensor end, the one on the floor and the one end still attached to the seat.

    In this image you will see the other end of the sensor still attached to the underside of the seat. (Seat moved or better picture, again, you do NOT have to remove the seats to do this)

    Re-attach your sensor.

    Repeat on other sensor as well

    Sometimes, it may take a few hours for the light to stop blinking if in fact this is the problem. If the airbag light continues to stay on, there may be another issue, however, every time I have seen this happen, the WD40 has always done the trick.
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2012
  2. Ranger Forum Sign Up!

    Join Today - It's Totally Free!

    Are you a Ford Ranger fan? If so we invite you to join our community and see what it has to offer. Our site is specifically designed for you and it's a great place for Ford Ranger Fans to meet online.
    Once you join you'll be able to post messages, upload pictures of your Ford, and have a great time with other Ranger fans. Whether your an old timer or just bought your Ford you'll find that Ranger Forum is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally free!

    Join Today! JOIN FOR FREE

  3. Can you add "Thanks to Redneck_ranger for being a guinea pig"? Hahahahaha. And better yet..... IT STAYED OFF!!!!!!!! :D :D :D :D :D
  4. OP

    Hooligan Rangerholic!!

    Not really...I did my truck when I first got it so that was my actual guinea pig. I am glad to hear yours stayed off though
  5. lol You used my pics! Haha. And yeah, me too.
  6. Thulsa Doom

    Thulsa Doom Ranger Dad

    Great tip. Going to try this later and see if it solves my problem.
  7. OP

    Hooligan Rangerholic!!

    Did it work?
  8. Thulsa Doom

    Thulsa Doom Ranger Dad

    No it was the code 27. I replaced the bulb with a LED and now everything works as it should. Very happy with the results.
  9. OP

    Hooligan Rangerholic!!

    Oh ok...very good!
  10. hawk

    hawk New Member

    airbag light

    I tried the under seat fix. It didn't work. Need more help on this subject. My Ranger is an 06. Additionaly the light on the under dash switch dosen't come on in either the on or off position. Any additional suggestions on this would be greatly apreciated.
  11. OP

    Hooligan Rangerholic!!

    Email sent regarding this
  12. hazard-maine

    hazard-maine northern ranger driver

    just sprayed mine with connection clearer

Share This Page