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Air bag readiness light flashing code 37

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Old 11-25-2007, 08:16 PM   #1
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Air bag readiness light flashing code 37

I have a 2000 Explorer XLS 4.0L V6 OHV 4x4 with 71,100 miles that just started flashing the Airbag readiness light at me. Sequence is 3 flashes pause 7 flashes pause then it starts over again. It does this for about a minute then the light stays on. I assume that the code is #37 but i can not find any air bag codes on the net. Anyone else have this problem?




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Old 11-25-2007, 08:59 PM   #2
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LFC 3-7 is for an improper voltage level in the side airbag on the passenger side of your Explorer. This could be caused by a short to ground or, more likely, a high resistance connection between the Restraints Control Module and the PS side airbag assembly.

Even if your truck doesn't have the optional side airbags, it still has the wiring for them and uses a yellow resistor cap to simulate the side airbag. Same story - probably a poor connection at the RCM or at the resistor cap under the passenger seat.




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Old 11-25-2007, 09:27 PM   #3
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This is a common problem on these vehicles. Try to clean the yellow connector, and see if the code goes away. It doesn't always work for everybody, but it's worth a try.
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Old 11-25-2007, 09:27 PM   #4
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Rwenzing and Brooklynbay thank you. When i read your post the first thought that came to my mind was that when i took my daughter out of the back seat her sippy cup had rolled under the passenger seat.

I just went out to take a look and sure enough i found a yellow wire harness connector hanging down from under the passenger side seat. Must have been a bad connection because the light does not come on anymore. Got it nice and secured and out of the way now.

Thank you both for your help. Theres no telling how much agrevation and money you saved me.




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Old 11-26-2007, 10:11 AM   #5
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i get a lot of those codes as i am always moving passenger seat in my sport....but atleast I know what causes it
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Old 11-26-2007, 10:13 AM   #6
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Thanks for the update!
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Old 03-27-2009, 05:14 PM   #7
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Just wanted to add some information.

I have a 2000 Ford Explorer Sport.

I also had an airbag light problem and a 3 7 code.

It was exactly what was mentioned above. A loose connection.
Both the passenger and driver seats have a yellow connector.
The passenger side connector was loose. I disconnected and then reconnected it. I also taped the connector to the bottom of the seat.

On the passenger side foot compartment, there is a kick panel which I removed. Behind the kick panel is a module and other wires. I pushed them in.

As I ran the car and tied to tighten the connection, the light stayed on but when I turned the car off and restarted the car. My airbag light went off and stayed off. I tried to tape all the wires and connections in place so that they would remain stable.

Hope this helps others that have the same problem.
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Old 02-12-2012, 11:08 PM   #8
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Thank you for the information..failed inspection and was so frustrated...this forum helped me and my husband figure out the problem...my husband said forums like this is so helpful to us consumers..
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