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Airbag?

Hi i was running my car (95 tbird v8) when the airbag flashed 3 times then stopped and continued doing the 3 times then stop i disconnected the battery and it stopped doing it but i dont know what the 3 flashes means please let me know

Ps. i already reaserached it and people with the same problem said it was bad airbags i just want to make sure before i go out and buy 2 Brand new airbags

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Sounds like code 33, hard to tell for sure based on the description. If that is the case, check to be sure everything is plugged in. Be sure to leave the battery disconnected for at least one minute before poking around.

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I have the same code I think is a open circuit or something like that I fixed changing the clock spring the one is under the steering wheel.


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Okay i will be sure to do that and this plug is located in the front end near the radiator support? im just guessing based on other people?

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Okay i will be sure to do that and this plug is located in the front end near the radiator support? im just guessing based on other people?
No you have to take off the driver airbag and then the steering wheel to gain access to it.

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No you have to take off the driver airbag and then the steering wheel to gain access to it.
I have a code 32 and I have seen conflicting reports on what it is. The above mentioned link states it is a Driver-Side Air Bag Circuit - High Resistance or Open...however, when i have searched before I have found others stating it is the clock spring. I am confused and would like help in what direction to go to fix it...short of taking it to a dealer.

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That is because the clock spring delivers electrical power to everything mounted above it in the steering wheel, and when this code is presented, 90% of the time the problem is a faulty clock spring.

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And actually isn't that hard and expensive to fix I think I pay like $90 for the clock spring just put close attention when you remove the airbag disconnect the battery first and check for the screws in the bottom side of the steeringwheel and with a puller take it off and the rest is piece of cake!!

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That is because the clock spring delivers electrical power to everything mounted above it in the steering wheel, and when this code is presented, 90% of the time the problem is a faulty clock spring.
That makes sense...BTW, where is Avon Lake...I was born in Toledo, but havn't lived there in 30+ years. My dad and most of my family is there. My dad belongs to a mustang and Maverics club in Toledo.

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About halfway between Cleveland and Lorain. If you look at maps, you'll see a distinct "hump" between Sandusky and Cleveland (Avon Point) jutting out into Lake Erie, that's Avon Lake.

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Thanks for all the help i will change it when i get the money

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