2002 Cobra Air bag fault code 33

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Offline dwdrapper1

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2002 Cobra Air bag fault code 33
« on: December 02, 2023, 10:30:54 pm »
So the rattle at the top turned into 3 spun main bearings and a full engine rebuild  :cry:
Nine months later it is back on the road and better than ever but is now throwing an airbag fault code 33 (flashes 3 times then 3 again).
I've checked all the connections at the module and wiring up to the passenger airbag, fuses, resistors etc but all seem OK.
I can't see the airbag comm plug to short and reset.
Anyone have any suggestions? Or recommend an experienced auto sparky that isn't going to spend hours "finding the problem"?

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Re: 2002 Cobra Air bag fault code 33
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2023, 11:00:56 am »
Do you know which airbag is the issue? Driver's or passenger side?

If you need them, I have spare driver's and passenger airbags for our Cobras.
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Re: 2002 Cobra Air bag fault code 33
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2023, 11:12:24 am »
Thanks Jiffy. It's saying passenger side open circuit.

How much do you want for a replacement passenger airbag?

kind regards, Darren.

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Re: 2002 Cobra Air bag fault code 33
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2023, 01:16:59 pm »
Have sent you a message.
Cheers
Jeff
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Re: 2002 Cobra Air bag fault code 33
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2023, 11:43:28 am »
Hi Jeff,
Clearly, I'm new to this platform.....I can't find your message under "My Messages". Perhaps old skool email might be better? dwdrapper1@gmail.com
Cheers, Darren.

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Re: 2002 Cobra Air bag fault code 33
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2023, 11:49:19 am »
Just by way of update too for those following the discussion;
- took it to Bremer Ford to troubleshoot and Service reception gave a blank look. "Our diagnostics probably won't talk with anything that old!"
- took 2 hours of troubleshooting with the old school foreman and determined the plug at the passenger airbag was dirty (open circuit).
- cleaned and reconnected. Light/fault went away. $250 later....
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- drove it Christmas day and Merry Christmas, the fault is back.
Booked in with Sterling auto electrics in January.

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Re: 2002 Cobra Air bag fault code 33
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2024, 09:54:55 pm »
Excellent result!!

Sorry I hadn’t responded!!

Enjoy your car!
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Black ‘63.5 Galaxie 4SPD fastback (just you wait...)