FRONT IMPACT SEVERITY SENSOR
While gently positioning forward the upper grille, remove the 2 bolts from the front impact severity sensor and bracket assembly.
Hello and thanks for your question.
The sensor is mounted right where the picture that Randall posted shows. Just below the hood latch. if there is no sensor or wiring there then it was either removed or this is not a 2006 Fusion. Also the 2296 is a generic impact sensor code the parameter ID (PID) needs to be monitored to determine which sensor is at fault. See below.
It runs to the restraints control module (RCM). The RCM is mounted to the floorboard below the center of the instrument panel. I would try to locate the connector for the sensor near the area of the hood latch. At the very least the wiring should be there.The wire colors are violet/green and yellow/gray.
Ford does not publish where the wires run in the harness, thats why you need to locate the wires near the hood latch.Initially the wires run to the passenger side where they enter the main harness. See below. The connector is black. The flashout code is the same as retrieving with a scanner. The fault pids cannot be read with the light, A high end scanner is needed to monitor fault pids to get the pair of numbers after the code to determine which sensor is at fault and what type of failure is indicated.
See pic for mounting location for temp sensor.
Yes the impact sensor needs to be mounted by the hood release.
Im looking and there is actually no where to mount it, What exactly does it mount to?
Would something like this work? http://c-fphotography.com/photos/photo8.JPG i do think it is the wrong core, Its deff not from this car.
Does it need to have metal contact tho, When mounting ?