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Like 16 others, you have a former Ford Performance Racing School car. (One of you lucky people bought 2) I am going to use mine relatively unchanged as a track car mostly. I am a little OCD and hate the air bag light illuminated on the dash. I also fear this will prevent me from buying an extended warranty since purchase requires an inspection. I pulled the interior apart and plugged most everything back in. My problem is there are plugs in the quarters that have nothing to plug into. Additionally, I removed the belt tensioners since they were just zip tied in the quarters so I have nothing to plug those plugs into either. Is there someone smarter than me who knows what resistors could me installed to trick the system into thinking the missing components are still there and thus eliminate the airbag light?

 

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Like 16 others, you have a former Ford Performance Racing School car. (One of you lucky people bought 2) I am going to use mine relatively unchanged as a track car mostly. I am a little OCD and hate the air bag light illuminated on the dash. I also fear this will prevent me from buying an extended warranty since purchase requires an inspection. I pulled the interior apart and plugged most everything back in. My problem is there are plugs in the quarters that have nothing to plug into. Additionally, I removed the belt tensioners since they were just zip tied in the quarters so I have nothing to plug those plugs into either. Is there someone smarter than me who knows what resistors could me installed to trick the system into thinking the missing components are still there and thus eliminate the airbag light?
Have you plugged the steering wheel air bag back in?

My FPRS tech told me they unplugged the crash sensors near the front bumper and the steering wheel airbag connector in order to keep the airbags from deploying if there was an ontrack crash.

The plugs in the quarters don’t plug into anything.
 
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The ones that went to the belt tensioners did.
 
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Unfortunately, I put the interior back together. I could take a picture of the removed tensioners I guess.
 


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Unfortunately, I put the interior back together. I could take a picture of the removed tensioners I guess.
I must be misunderstanding. When you said there were unused connectors in the quarters, I assumed you meant in the engine bay, up against the front fenders. My bad.
 

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There are 2 air bag sensor that tie into the driver and passenger seat belt! First one is tied to the lap belt but the other is plugged into the retractable section in the quarter panel! I have plug all of mine in and still have the air bag light on! I had Ford scan it and it still shows the seat belt tensioner as the open circuit. I may have to remove the back half of the cage to fully remove the rear panel to test out the issue! I hope this helps!
 
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I removed the seat belt tensioner. What I'm looking for is how to trick the system to think they are still there. Also the belts too.
 

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If they wanted to disable the entire airbag system, they most probably would have just unplugged the main yellow ACM (Air-Bag Control Module) connector. Unplugging this disables the entire system, and also illuminates the "Air Bag" light until it is reconnected to a functional ACM.
Trying to unplug every parameter sensor is a lot of work... why would they bother if the one plug does it all?
The ACM is approximately 4" x 5" x 1", and silver in color. It is located under the center console... if you see a yellow connector, you found it!
 

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I already checked it, it was plugged in!
 

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I don't know if this will help any, but it's the only airbag mapping diagnosis I have from a Ford Shop manual - I think it was 2017 S550. The airbag system has not changed drastically from 2015-current.


The S550 airbag system is very complex and any reset needs to be performed using the Ford IDS system. I'm not sure if the SRS system can be reset using the Forscan device.
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This is the other diagnostic info I had posted a while back for folks rebuilding salvage S550's with airbag or non-start issues. The info within may also be helpful.
https://www.mustang6g.com/forums/th...cident-or-salvage-repair.165362/#post-3364334

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Check these 2 areas for SRS issues, threads below for reference.

Knee air bag connections:
https://www.mustang6g.com/forums/threads/2018-gt-airbag-light-on-cluster.107200/page-3#post-3333786

Overhead map light air bag "jewel":
https://www.mustang6g.com/forums/threads/2018-gt-airbag-light-on-cluster.107200/page-2#post-3017970
 

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Reach out to kohr motoraports. I think they sell an airbag resistor for removing seats. I'm sure they would know what you needed.
 

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I recently removed my seats for reskinning and now I have the dreaded airbag light. Ford App Lists every single issue that it could probably have, seat position, occupant, and airbag circuits. All the plugs are connected properly and no visible damage to any wires. Rechecked the side bolster airbag connection and it’s solid. Is it possible the system freaked out because I drove without the passenger seat installed and now it won’t reset without the dealer hooking it up?
 
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Yes. Driving it unplugged will trigger the light. You'll need a proper scan tool to reset it.
 

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Yes. Driving it unplugged will trigger the light. You'll need a proper scan tool to reset it.
That’s exactly what I ended up doing. Purchased a Foxwell 650 Elite diagnostic tool. Cleared the codes and all is well now.
 

 
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