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Flashing airbag light ...with the code 51...flash five.

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Flashing airbag light ...with the code 51...flash five. Pause. Flash OE
JA: Do you happen to have a scan tool or a code reader? Has the check engine light been flashing or staying on steady?
Customer: Check engine light flashing....flash for a while then stop
JA: What is the model/year of your Ford?
Customer: 1994 f150
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Nothing so far...got a rejection sticker.
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: That's all I know
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Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  George H. replied 7 months ago.

Hello I will help you with your question,

The 51 code means the airbag control module blw an internal fuse. Replacing the module with a working one might solve the code but the fuse can be damaged if the wiring to the airbags is damaged. The wiring must be checked for shorts before plugging in another module.

Car-part.com is a great place to find used parts in your area.

Let me know if you have further questions

Thank you