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!!!Note!! For safety, if you are not a qualified technician do not repair or attempt to remove air bags. They are very dangerous and can cause serious injury. WARNING: Never probe the connectors on the air bag module. Doing so can result in air bag deployment, which can result in personal injury. Always consult the factory manual for proper handling procedures.!!! When working around the steering wheel always disconnect the battery and wait 5 minutes before making repairs.!!! The following will help to troubleshoot wiring failures and give you a general idea of what the dealer technician will be doing.

Just for future reference here is the list of air bag lamp flashing codes and the equivalent DTC code and a short description. These are from the 1997-2001 manual, however I'm told they are the same on other years as well. The code is flashed in a series of flashes - flash flash___flash flash flash = code 23. Some codes have the same description example 12/52

Air Bag Diagnostic Monitor Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) Table

*DTC **LFC Description
B1342 24 Air bag diagnostic monitor is faulted (retrieved only during On-Demand Self Test).

B1867 12/52 Lost or low battery voltage.

B1869 — --- No air bag indicator or inoperative indicator circuit.

B1913 13/53 Air bag circuit short to ground.

B1914 14/54 Air bag sensor circuit shorted to ground.

B1921 21 Air bag diagnostic monitor ground circuit open or not mounted to the vehicle properly.

B1922 22 Safing sensor output circuit shorted to battery voltage.

B1923 23 Memory clear circuit improperly grounded.

B1924 24 System disarm fault.

B1932 32 Driver air bag module circuit high resistance or open.

B1933 33 Passenger air bag module circuit high resistance or open.

B1934 34 Driver air bag module circuit low resistance or shorted.

B1935 35 Passenger air bag module circuit low resistance or shorted.

B1941 41 RH air bag sensor feed/return circuit open.

B1942 42 LH air bag sensor feed/return circuit open.

B1944 44 RH air bag sensor not mounted to the vehicle properly or ground circuit open.

B1945 45 LH air bag sensor not mounted to the vehicle properly or ground circuit open.

— — Air bag indicator lamp on at all times — air bag diagnostic monitor disconnected or inoperative.
— — Rapid continuous flashing of the air bag indicator (no DTC) — both air bag sensors disconnected.
*DTC - Diagnostic Trouble Code, retrieved using the New Generation Star (NGS) Tester.
**LFC - Lamp Fault Code, flashed on the air bag indicator
 

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Very nice!
Thanks for adding the safety warning.



So to use the above as an example, the B1945 would be read by a (capable) scanner, and the 45 would be the cadence of the air bad light as it flashes. Right?
Yes that is correct.
 
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