A buddy of mine just bought a montego blue 96 NA. The airbag light is on solid. Research tells me that the only "fix" is to replace the airbag computer nestled under the dash.
Best price I can find on a new computer unit for him is a bit over $400 (ouch). I'd thought about chasing a junkyard part, is there any way to test the unit? I'd hate to yank the whole dash out of his car only to install a bad part .
Were it my car I'd likely fix it with a bit of black tape and a nice aftermarket steering wheel but this guy's wife is an insurance agent and is on him (aka me) to make the bags functional