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Airbag Code 45 on 98 Sport

gijoecam

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98 ExSport, '00 F-150
DTC B1945 LFC 45 LH air bag sensor not mounted to the vehicle properly or ground circuit open.

Also found this in the service manual:
Pinpoint Tests — Air Bag Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)


Pinpoint Test N: LFC 45/DTC B1945 — LH Air Bag Sensor Not Mounted to Vehicle Properly


Normal Operation

Note:
Circuit 620 (P/LB) is riveted to the side of the LH air bag sensor case, and the case of the sensor is grounded to the vehicle at its mounting point.

The air bag diagnostic monitor measures the resistance between Pin C233-20, Circuit 620 (P/LB), and the reference ground at Pin C232-18, Circuit 570 (BK/W). If a difference of more than 3.0 ohms between the ground at Pin C232-18, Circuit 570 (BK/W), and the ground at Pin C233-20, Circuit 620 (P/LB) is measured, the air bag diagnostic monitor will store a diagnostic trouble code (DTC) B1945 in memory and flash a lamp fault code (LFC) 45 on the air bag indicator. Should the difference in resistance between Pin C232-18, Circuit 570 (BK/W), and Pin C233-20, Circuit 620 (P/LB), be repaired or otherwise reduced to less than 3.0 ohms, the air bag diagnostic monitor will store the DTC B1945 in memory.


Possible Causes

A high resistance reading on Pin C233-20, Circuit 620 (P/LB) or Pin C232-18, Circuit 570 (BK/W) can be caused by:

l a poor attachment of LH air bag sensor and bracket due to loose mounting, dirt, or corrosion at its mounting location.

l an open or damaged wire in Circuit 620 (P/LB).

l an open wire or loose rivet inside LH air bag sensor and bracket.

l a poor reference ground at Pin C233-10 or Pin C232-18, Circuit 570 (BK/W).



Where in the world do I start? It came on after I hit a set of unusually rough railroad tracks, and hasn't gone off in a couple days' worth of driving.

-Joe
 






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