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'90 Ford Taurus, Air Bag Code

Q: I have a '90 Ford Taurus with an airbag light which is giving a 9 code. I have been unable to discover the meaning of this code. The Dealer tells me that the 1990s were a mixed up mess. Can you help with diagnosis and repair?

- Peter V.

A: My first question would be, have you had any work performed recently on the front of the vehicle? Like a radiator replacement for example. Why do I ask?. The airbag code you're reporting is for an open in the circuit to the forward crash sensor. Other words for an open circuit is a broken wire or an unplugged electrical connector. It is not uncommon to find a disturbed electrical connector problem after work has been performed. If no repairs have been recently performed and all the connections look good, then the circuits and the sensor have to be tested to determine the cause for the failure. If you are not skilled in this arena I would suggest keeping your hands off and allow a trained technician perform the diagnosis and repairs.

 
     
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