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1993 GT Airbag Warning Light

Middleagecrisis

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My recently purchased 1993 Mustang GT has an airbag warning light flashing. I've owned a few foxbodies in the past, but never seen this problem before. I did a search earlier and downloaded instructions on how to go into the steering wheel and am now contemplating whether I want to tackle this, or let a shop do the fix. I'm not shy about doing my own repairs, but the airbag area is intimidating! The earlier research I did seems to indicate this is either caused by corrosion, or a bad back-up battery for the airbag. Anybody have any experience with this fault? Thanks in advance
 

Gz7

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Sorry I can’t answer your question, but I have the same problem on my 1990 and interested in a fix for it also.
 

Cody93

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I will see what I can find out. I know that if it is a 51, then it is the airbag control module - a little blue box under the middle of the dash. I had to replace mine and the flashing went away.
 

Middleagecrisis

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So on a whim, I checked the 15A fuse in the fuse block, and it was missing. It couldn't be that simply to fix the light, could it? Of course not, PO probably pulled it hoping it would kill the airbag light. However, after replacing the fuse I now have 5 steady flashes, with two flashes after the pause. Last weekend I replaced the stereo and could see the blue module back there, but was running short on time and couldn't see how it would come out to check all the electrical connections, How did you get that sucker out of there?
 

Cody93

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Fortunate for me, I had taken out my whole interior to replace the carpets, etc. If you have small hands, you can remove the stereo and squeeze them in there. I find it a little easier to take an extra 10 - 15 minutes to remove the stereo and the center console/stick shift. you will then have plenty of room. I have a video of what I did if you would like to see that. I have not posted it anywhere yet.
 

Middleagecrisis

New Member
Well my two digit code is now 52. Hate to think I'll be driving around going forward with an airbag light flashing continuously, but I'm not tearing apart my whole console in the hopes that the airbag module is the culprit.
 

Cody93

New Member
I replaced my airbag control module and it got rid of my 51 code. A few weeks later, I ended up getting a different code. It turned out to be one of the sensors by the radiator. Had a bad wire and when it got wet, the code would flash. was ok on dry days. you don't have to tear apart the console, I have big hands, so it was easier for me since I already had the carpet out.
 
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