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Old 04-01-2011, 11:10 AM
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Angry 03 escape air bag light flashing ..Help!

my 03 escape air bag light flashes on and off. the count is 3 and 6 or 3 and 7. not all the time then it stays on. can i fix it myself. i'm out of work and i don't want to go to ford only if i have to. oh by the way ford has worked on this several time while under warrantee and was repaired, now it is not under warrantee

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Old 04-01-2011, 12:07 PM
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If you had the actual DTC rather than a LFC (lamp flash code) it would better help pin point the trouble area.. 36 (Driver) or 37 (Passenger) can be multiple causes for circuit problems for the air bag/s for circuit resistance high/low or a shorting condition.. If your servicing dealer worked on the system for the same code/s you may have some leverage there if the point is stressed, or they may offer a discounted repair. Do you remember what the fix was on the previous repairs? What area or side, drivers/passenger ect? If it were the same repair each time, then you may be able to make a case, and it may help to offer some direction.
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Old 04-02-2011, 05:03 PM
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Sorry but the count on the flashing air bag light is 4 then 6
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Old 11-14-2011, 08:27 PM
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the problem is the connection under your seat go to a different forum it will tell you by the flash count if it is drivers seat or passenger seat. simple fix is cut connectors and solder wires.
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Old 11-16-2011, 02:10 PM
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Hey billydsr,

I had the EXACT same problem on my 03' Escape LTD.
It was my battery! About 2-3 weeks after having it flash intermittently and then stay on on my drives, while I kept thinking it was my airbag, I was leaving the mall and the car wouldn't start! My battery had completely died.
Now that I have a new battery put in, the airbag light doesn't come on anymore.
Incidentally, my battery light NEVER came on this whole time....I would highly recommend you change your battery if you haven't changed it in the last few years or so...

Good luck!
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