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Alternatively, you can put a 2 ohm resistor in the plug that goes into the air bag. The airbag module only reads resistance to establish that the air bag is in place and functioning. By putting the resistor in place of the air bag the module thinks the air bag is there and the system functions normally as if the bag were there. This works on all airbag components, steering wheel bags, dash bags, side curtain bags, seat belt retractors, all of it. All airbag components read a resistance of around 2 ohms. Ford has even done this on factory vehicles with optional air bags, same wiring harness for all setups and factory resistor plug caps where airbags optional weren't used. Even a diagnostic scan with the best available equipment cant see the difference between an airbag and a resistor so even if you're in a state that would scan your car during an emission test no one would be the wiser. You would actually have to go looking for the air bag to realize it isnt there
 

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I had replaced the blue module with a rebuilt one.
initially the air bag light went off.
but today, just came on for a few blinks, repeated few times;
then turned off....???

I'm pretty sure the fix to the original modules was to replace leaking
capacitors. I think some people sold rebuilts. as I had bought one
from a vendor (Rosenthal?) .
but this was many years ago.

I don't know if people still repair the modules or just blacken the light, as
described in this thread. If you just blacken the light, will the airbag still function
correctly?
 
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