Online Automotive Service Information System (OASIS), Ford; "...accesses information stored in Ford databases to give access to vehicle information for 10 years (recalls will remain open until they are completed). An OASIS inquiry must be performed on every vehicle in for service. The information in OASIS includesGeneral Vehicle/Warranty Information: Enter the VIN to access Vehicle description (model year, engine size and calibration number, transmission and axle code); Warranty start date, build date, Open Field Service Actions (Recalls, CSPs, SSIs); ESP coverage, Warranty repair history, AWA repair counter..." read more
Source: by fleet.ford.ca
Ask your dealer's serv mngr for info and correct OASIS service Code & diagnostics for your yr/model
Next, look at the Wiring Diagram in the diagnostics report for possible short locations as shown in the one in this URL (for Taurus) http://www.fordforums.com/f138/air-b...-3-0-a-164737/
It says there to look for a short(s) where the HEAVY DARK LINES are in the wiring diagram
also the OASIS should provide pni-point troubleshooting steps such as (Aeorstar example);
PINPOINT TEST C5: FAULT INDICATION--AIR BAG INDICATOR FLASHES FAULT CODE51--PROBABLE FAULT--LOSS OF BATTERY POWER TO AIR BAG FIRING CIRCUIT C5 CHECK FOR SHORT TO GROUND IN LH B-PILLAR PANEL SAFING SENSOR o Disconnect LH B-pillar safing sensor. o Measure resistance from diagnostic monitor connector Pin 15 (Circuit 612, P/O) to ground. o Is resistance less than 10 ohms? Yes LOCATE and SERVICE short to ground in Circuit 611 (W/O). REPLACE open fuse. RECONNECT system. VERIFY system. REACTIVATE system. No GO to .
PINPOINT TEST C6: FAULT INDICATION--AIR BAG INDICATOR FLASHES FAULT CODE51--PROBABLE FAULT--LOSS OF BATTERY POWER TO AIR BAG FIRING CIRCUIT C6 CHECK FOR SHORT TO GROUND IN CIRCUIT 612 (P/O) o Measure resistance from diagnostic monitor connector Pin 23 (Circuit 612, P/O) to ground. o Is resistance less than 10 ohms? Yes LOCATE and SERVICE short to ground in Circuit 612 (P/O). REPLACE open fuse. RECONNECT system. VERIFY system. REACTIVATE system. No GO to .
OK HERE WE GO!
The diagram for the Taurus is = to the following wiring diagram by STEVE83!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Circuit Overview & Codes for 94-96
Source: by Steve83
So you can use the TAURUS one to look for shorts or if diff (I have to work now so can't look at both to see if they are Exactly the same); look for similar wires in Steve's diagram.http://www.supermotors.net/vehicles/...media/472207_1
Sensor, Falsing Location, pass. side B pillar pic in 94-96
Source: by Steve83 http://www.supermotors.net/clubs/sup...y/media/268083
Sensor, Front Location & pics in a 96; on the left and right front radiator supports
Source: by ThetaTauMan (Rob, UTURNOB163) at FSB http://www.fullsizebronco.com/forum/...ad.php?t=96833
Sensors Basic Diagram & Locations in 94-96; IMPORTANT!!!; "...Disconnect the positive battery cable." - "...The sensors are located in the vehicle in several places. A primary crash sensor and bracket are located on the left and right front radiator supports. The safing rear air bag sensor is located in the left kick panel in the passenger's compartment. The safing and one of the primary sensors must be activated simultaneously to inflate the air bag..." read more (under license from Delmar Publishers, comb of Chilton/Nichols/Delmar & Haynes); some may be incorrect, as reported by Seabronc, thanks Seabronc! NEW SITE URL!!! MUST REGISTER TO VIEW; select year, make, model, engine size and go to appropriate section
Source: by Chilton via Autozone http://www.autozone.com/autozone/myz...Landing=myZone
Suggest you buy a Ford Electrical and Vacuum Troubleshooting Manual (EVTM/PCED-Powertrain Controls and Emission Diagnosis Manual) CD or DVD from E bay or Fireguy here to make sure of the process to re-install the air bag, etc.
Here it is for ya!
(sorry, doing this piecemeal while I work)
Removal in a 95 (part of his steering wheel replacement)
Source: by Jim E (silent one) at FSB http://www.fullsizebronco.com/forum/showthread.php?t=145142
One example for using the Ford EVTM is for the length of time that Battery needs to be disconnected Before working on da air bag/ ckt; 2 mins or 10 mins?