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Prove Out Procedure

Turn the ignition switch from the OFF to the RUN position and visually monitor the air bag indicator with the air bag modules or restraint system diagnostic tools installed. The air bag indicator will light continuously for approximately six seconds and then turn off. If an air bag supplemental restraint system (SRS) fault is present, the air bag indicator will either:

* fail to light.
* remain lit continuously.
* flash.

The flashing might not occur until approximately 30 seconds after the ignition switch has been turned from the OFF to the RUN position. This is the time required for the restraints control module (RCM) to complete the testing of the SRS. If the air bag indicator is inoperative and an SRS fault exists, a chime will sound in a pattern of five sets of five beeps. If this occurs, the air bag indicator will need to be repaired before diagnosis can continue.
 

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There are two TSBs for the airbag light:

viewtopic.php?f=24&t=88

viewtopic.php?f=24&t=91

They both involve changing connectors that may have started to lose perfect electrical connections. After depowering the airbag system, try unplugging them, filling them with silicone electrical grease, and then reconnecting them. If that doesn't work, gimme a PM.

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I think I have the exact same problem on my 2003. Starting about a week ago, when I start the truck the airbag light stays on for a couple seconds longer than it used to. Then it starts flashing, does that for a few minutes. Then is comes on solid and stays that way.

Is there a write-up on exactly how to do this on an Escape? I'm afraid of popping one of the airbags or something.

Thanks!
 
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