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Old 11-21-2012, 08:55 AM   #1
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Ding! Ding! Ding! Driving me crazy!

Howdy All! Got a 02 Focus with the airbag light on and the seatbelt "Dinger" stays on. We have tried bucklung all the belts as well as putting weight on and off seats. Can some one help us troubleshoot?
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Old 11-21-2012, 11:34 AM   #2
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The airbag light should flash a pattern. After you cycle the key on it should be solid, then it will flash a number of times, pause, and then flash another sequence of times. If you post up the light flash code (2 digit number) we can figure out which area the airbag fault is in.
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:08 PM   #3
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CopperMach! Good to know! I asked my buddy (who has the car) to count the flashes as you suggested. He said he will give us a number the next time he is messen with the car (this evening or morning, I assUme).
Do you think this is contributing to the DINGING? Or do you think it may be a door?

I spose I should've started with a little history but I've always been bassackwards so here it is. It is a newly acquired vehicle that had some slight front end damage. After sitting for better than a year (coulda been 3, I dunno) he bought the car and repaired the front end (thanks to a donor car that is gone now). On the maiden voyage to work it dinged ALL THE WAY there! (15-20 minutes which is not pleasant in DC traffic).

Anyway, thanks for listening and your help! Will report back soon!
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:19 PM   #4
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If the dinging is constant it is most likely a door issue. Is the door ajar light on? Dos the dome lamp stay on? If the dinging is intermitant and coresponds with the seatbelt light then that is the direction to look. Get me a little more info on if the dinging is constant or if there is a pattern to it and we will see if we can't narrow down the cause.
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Gotcha man! I kinda went over that with him too. I will report back with some more solid info.
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Sound good, the more info the better.
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Old 11-22-2012, 07:58 AM   #7
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Happy Turkey Day Everyone!
While I am thinking about it I want to give the new info:
The air bag light never blinks, it just stays on.
Also, the dinging appears to be seat belt related. The "fasten seat belt" light blinks when the dinging is son. Could there be a wire disconnected somewhere in a seat?

Please enjoy the day with Family and Friends and I'll check back tomorrow.
Remember, if you don't want to do it for yourself do it for you family and friends
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Old 11-22-2012, 10:40 AM   #8
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Try deactivating the chime as listed in the owners manual. it is on page 151 in the 4th printing version.

http://www.motorcraftservice.com/pub.../02focog4e.pdf

if this link doesn't work try this
http://owner.ford.com/servlet/Conten...rd&model=Focus

Also check under your seat to be sure that all under seat connectors are plugged in.
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Maybe check the air bag module fuse is installed or not blown. It may be located in the passenger cabin fuse panel, not exactly sure on the 02 Focus. But it's worth a check. Happy bird day. :)
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Airbag fuse is fuse 60 (7.5amp) in the central junction box.
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