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What would cause the airbag light to stay on in your 2001 ford ranger xlt 40 4x4 5spd?

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2005-11-19 19:36:56
2005-11-19 19:36:56

I had the same problem in my truck. It is the connection at the driver side seat belt. It still happens the odd time in my truck if I adjust my seat all the way forward and then back. It is just a bad connection at the wiring harness that hooks up to the seatbelt. Beleive it or not, I was told the air bag deployment is based on the seatbelt, so that is why that harness is related to your problem Or at least in my case anyway. I have a 200 Ranger. The airbag light, on the dash, was on when I bought it, used. I was able to find the answer on the Ranger forum. Here it is. If the light is out for the switch to disable the right aribag (under the center of the dash) it causes the complete airbag system to not work. I went to radio shack and bought a bulb and soldered it in place of the other bulb and everything works fine. The Radio Shack number is 272-1099 . They come in a pack of three, red, green, and white. I used the white one. Think the cost was $1.50 or there about. If you take it in to a garage it may cost you $150 or more. They will change the whole assembly.

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