2005 XLT "Passenger Airbag Off" question
I purchased a 2005 F150 XLT Supercrew last week, and have a question regarding the passenger side airbag. When i turn on the ignition and crank the motor, the "Passenger Airbag Off" light comes on (above the radio) for about 3 secs then goes off. This happens whether someone is in the passenger seat or not. Shouldn't this light stay on if the passenger seat is unoccupied? I'm not getting any code or indication of an airbag problem from the gauge panel area (speedo, tacho area) itself.
My wife's Xterra has a sensor in the seat that will automatically turn the passenger airbag on/off depending on the weight in the passenger seat. I assumed my truck was similar, but since the airbag light never shows a constant "Passenger Airbag Off" light, i fear that it's on 24/7. Is this normal for the light to come on/off regardless of passenger seat occupance or is there a seat sensor that i should check?