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click here for code 44 diag
click on blue link above for air bag diag
On the check engine light see if you can get a scanner and retrieve the code
the code looks like 332
check vacuum line to egr valve and make sure egr valve opens with vacuum
Your answer lead me to a loose vacuum line that goes to a plastic box mounted inside the engine compartment above and on the front part of the wheel well. One problem solved.
I removed the passenger side sensor and cleaned the module and associated hardware. I'm sure it's getting a good ground to the frame. The wires disappear into the frame from the sensor. Where is the connection located? What part number is XXXXX module? Would I be better off just replacing it?
did you click on the blue link above and follow the pinpoint test?
The pinpoint test does not have you replacing the sensor
click here for wiring diagram
click here for pinpoint test code 44
click on the blue links above follow the pinpoint test for code 44 and attached is a wring diagram
I was thinking the place to do the test was at the connection. I guess I could penetrate the insulation with the probe. Do you have the part number handy for the module?
It bulletin mentions pins. Which pins are they referring to and where is it located?
you are talking the air bag module?
make the test at the air bag module connector
Where is the airbag module connector located?
Where does one access the module connection to change it out? It goes into the frame.
hang on I will try to find a pics
above is moudale
crash sensor will be below
Locate diagnostic monitor beneath and to the left of the steering column and disconnect the two connectors
The diagram shows the sensor in the cowl area. Mine appears to be on the right frame rail.
ok get the info above?
Remove right cowl side trim panel this is the sensor
I should make my readings at the monitor connector for the sensor and if I get something other than 2.0 ohms it's either resistance in the connection at the end of the sensor pig tail or the sensor needs replacing from what I'm thinking.
You are basically checking the ground through the sensor
I may be looking at the wrong sensor. The cowl side trim panel is inside the car to the right of where your feet go?
yes on the passenger side
If the resistance is ok replace the diagnostic module
If the resistance is high you have a bad sensor ground
crash sensor ground
I don't think there's anything else you can add. Thanks for your help.