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Ford Technical Information System Version 2.

7 January 2004

Air Bag and Safety Belt Pretensioner Supplemental


Restraint System (SRS) Vehicles Built Up To: 08/2002
Air Bag Warning Indicator
The supplemental restraint system will communicate concerns during a driving cycle or after
initial key ON by means of a warning indicator located in the instrument cluster.

If a concern is detected, the air bag control module will communicate by illuminating the
warning indicator. A diagnostic trouble code (DTC) is logged by the air bag control module in
a non-volatile memory. The DTC can be downloaded using WDS/FDS 2000.

Lamp Fault Codes (LFC)

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Description
One flash cycle: Driver air bag trouble code
Two flash cycle: Passenger bag trouble
code
Three flash cycle: Trouble common to both
driver passenger air bag circuit
Four flash cycle: Safety buckle
pretensioner trouble code common to both
driver and passenger safety belt buckle
pretensioner circuits
Five flash cycle: Driver side air bag trouble
code
Six flash cycle: Passenger side air bag
trouble code
Not used
Not used

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Ford Technical Information System Version 2.7 January 2004

Air Bag and Safety Belt Pretensioner Supplemental


Restraint System (SRS) Vehicles Built From: 08/2002
Air Bag Warning Indicator

The air bag warning indicator is incorporated into the instrument cluster, together with the
automatic detach detect (ADD) circuit. The air bag warning indicator illuminates for three
seconds at key ON. If the system self-tests OK the indicator extinguishes. In the event of a
fault being detected by the air bag control module the warning indicator flashes a
corresponding flash code five times and then remains illuminated..
The ADD circuit is designed to illuminate the air bag warning indicator continuously if the
restraints control module circuit is broken, either by loss of power or ground supply. The
restraints control module retaining bolts are part of the ground circuit.
Diagnostic evaluation of the SRS can be made through the data link connector (DLC) and
WDS to establish the nature of the concern. Once the DTC is known the appropriate course
of action can be selected from the Symptom Chart.

Symptom Chart
Condition(s):

No communication with the module. Lamp flash code: continuous.

DTC B1231: Longitudinal acceleration threshold exceeded. Lamp flash code:


continuous.

DTC B1318: Battery voltage low. Lamp flash code: continuous.

DTC B1342: restraints control module is defective. Lamp flash code: continuous.

DTC B1869: Air bag warning indicator open circuit or short to ground. Lamp flash
code: continuous.

DTC B1870: Air bag warning indicator short to battery. Lamp flash code: tone.

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DTC B1876: Driver safety belt pretensioner circuit capacitance out of range.
Lamp flash code: 4 flashes.

DTC B1877: Driver safety belt pretensioner open circuit. Lamp flash code: 4
flashes.

DTC B1878: Driver safety belt pretensioner short to battery. Lamp flash code: 4
flashes.

DTC B1879: Driver safety belt pretensioner short to ground. Lamp flash code: 4
flashes.

DTC B1880: Passenger safety belt pretensioner capacitance out of range. Lamp
flash code: 4 flashes.

DTC B1881: Passenger safety belt pretensioner open circuit. Lamp flash code: 4
flashes.

DTC B1882: Passenger safety belt pretensioner short to battery. Lamp flash
code: 4 flashes.

DTC B1883: Passenger safety belt pretensioner short to ground. Lamp flash
code: 4 flashes.

DTC B1885: Driver safety belt pretensioner low resistance. Lamp flash code: 4
flashes.

DTC B1886: Passenger safety belt pretensioner low resistance. Lamp flash code:
4 flashes.

DTC B1915: Driver air bag first stage circuit capacitance out of range. Lamp flash
code: 3 flashes.

DTC B1916: Driver air bag first stage short to battery. Lamp flash code: 3 flashes.

DTC B1920: Passenger air bag first stage capacitance out of range. Lamp flash
code: 3 flashes.

DTC B1925: Passenger air bag first stage short to battery. Lamp flash code: 3
flashes.

DTC B1932: Driver air bag first stage open circuit or high resistance. Lamp flash
code: 1 flash.

DTC B1933: Passenger air bag first stage open circuit or high resistance. Lamp
flash code: 2 flashes.

DTC B1934: Driver air bag first stage circuit low resistance. Lamp flash code: 1
flash.

DTC B1935: Passenger air bag first stage low resistance. Lamp flash code: 2
flashes.

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DTC B1936: Driver air bag first stage circuit short to ground. Lamp flash code: 3
flashes.

DTC B1938: Passenger air bag first stage circuit short to ground. Lamp flash
code: 3 flashes.

DTC B1992: Driver side air bag short to battery. Lamp flash code: 5 flashes.

DTC B1993: Driver side air bag short to ground. Lamp flash code: 5 flashes.

DTC B1994; Driver side air bag open circuit. Lamp flash code: 5 flashes.

DTC B1995: Driver side air bag low resistance on squib. Lamp flash code: 5
flashes.

DTC B1996: Passenger side air bag short to battery. Lamp flash code: 6 flashes.

DTC B1997: Passenger side air bag short to ground. Lamp flash code: 6 flashes.

DTC B1998: Passenger side air bag open circuit. Lamp flash code: 6 flashes.

DTC B1999: Passenger side air bag low resistance on squib. Lamp flash code: 6
flashes.

DTC B2117: Driver side air bag module capacitance out of range. Lamp flash
code: 5 flashes.

DTC B2118: Passenger side air bag capacitance out of range. Lamp flash code:
6 flashes.

DTC B2141: Module configuration failure - model option content not


programmed. Lamp flash code: 5 Hz.

DTC B2226: Front crash sensor internal fault.

DTC B2227: Front crash sensor communications fault.

DTC B2228: Driver air bag second stage short to ground.

DTC B2229: Passenger air bag second stage short to ground.

DTC B2230: Driver air bag second stage short to battery.

DTC B2231: Passenger air bag second stage short to battery.

DTC B2232: Driver air bag second stage open circuit.

DTC B2233: Passenger air bag second stage open circuit.

DTC B2234: Driver air bag second stage low resistance on squib.

DTC B2235: Passenger air bag second stage low resistance on squib.

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DTC B2477: restraints control module configuration failure. Lamp flash code:
continuous.

DTC B2852: Right-hand side impact sensor short circuit to battery or ground.

DTC B2853: Left-hand side impact sensor short circuit to battery or ground.

DTC B2854: Left-hand side impact sensor to Restraints Control Module


mismatch.

DTC B2855: Front crash sensor short circuit to battery or ground.

DTC B2856: Front crash sensor to Control Module mismatch.

DTC B2873: Left-hand side impact sensor internal fault. Lamp flash code: 5
flashes.

DTC B2874: Right-hand side impact sensor internal fault. Lamp flash code: 6
flashes.

DTC B2875: Right-hand side impact sensor to Restraints Control Module


mismatch.

DTC U2027: Left-hand side impact sensor communications fault.

DTC U2028: Right-hand side impact sensor communications fault.

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