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    A3 Airbag light problem

    I am a A3 2002 130BHP owner since a few weeks. The ESP light was on when i bought the car. A week later the blinker relais module was faulty and i replaced it with a new that i bought by the audi dealer.
    At the same time i checked my fuses with the ignition on but motor off and since than i have a airbag light on on my dash.
    I have bought in meantime a vagcom cable and i read out to see what the faults are.
    Can somebody help me to clear the fault codes.
    Here a read out of the vcds

    Thursday,21,November,2013,22:24:07:62939
    VCDS -- Windows Based VAG/VAS Emulator
    VCDS Version: 12.12.0.0
    Data version: 20130910




    VIN: WAUZZZ8L23A003042 License Plate: 21112013
    Mileage: 107690km-66915mi Repair Order:






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    Chassis Type: 8L (8L - Audi A3/S3 (1997 > 2003))
    Scan: 01 02 03 08 15 16 17 22 35 37 45 55 56 57 75 76

    VIN: WAUZZZ8L23A003042 Mileage: 107690km/66915miles
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    Address 01: Engine Labels: 038-906-019-ASZ.lbl
    Part No: 038 906 019 FT
    Component: 1,9l R4 EDC G000SG 1527
    Coding: 00002
    Shop #: WSC 06435
    VCID: 6ED328332A62DE6E76F-4A3A
    WAUZZZ8L23A003042 AUZ7Z0B2092908


    2 Faults Found:
    17664 - Engine Coolant Temp Sensor (G62)
    P1256 - 35-10 - Open or Short to Plus - Intermittent
    18057 - Powertrain Data Bus
    P1649 - 35-00 - Missing Message from ABS Controller
    Readiness: 0 0 X X X


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    Address 03: ABS Brakes Labels: 1C0-907-37x-ESP-F.lbl
    Part No: 1C0 907 379 G
    Component: ESP FRONT MK60 0101
    Coding: 0019970
    Shop #: WSC 06435 000 00000
    VCID: 2E53E833BAE29E6E36F-5000


    2 Faults Found:
    00778 - Steering Angle Sensor (G85)
    003 - Mechanical Failure - Intermittent
    00778 - Steering Angle Sensor (G85)
    008 - Implausible Signal


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    Address 08: Auto HVAC Labels: Redir Fail!
    Part No: 8L0 820 043 J
    Component: A3 KLIMAAUTOMAT 0105
    Coding: 00043
    Shop #: WSC 06435
    VCID: 2F6DF537EDE897663D9-254E


    No fault code found.


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    Address 15: Airbags Labels: 8L0-959-655-AI8.lbl
    Part No: 8L0 959 655 L
    Component: Airbag Front+Seite 7008
    Coding: 00104
    Shop #: WSC 06435
    VCID: 479DBD9765582F26159-5072


    2 Faults Found:
    00588 - Airbag Igniter; Driver Side (N95)
    33-00 - Resistance Too Low
    00654 - Seat Belt Tensioner Igniter; Driver Side (N153)
    32-00 - Resistance Too High


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    Address 17: Instruments Labels: 8L0-920-xxx-17.lbl
    Part No: 8L0 920 932 D
    Component: KOMBI+WEGFAHRS. VDO D10
    Coding: 04040
    Shop #: WSC 00000
    VCID: 3169F34FFBDC81962BD-5000
    WAUZZZ8L23A003042 AUZ7Z0B2092908


    2 Faults Found:
    01304 - Radio
    49-00 - No Communications
    01314 - Engine Control Module
    49-10 - No Communications - Intermittent


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    Address 35: Centr. Locks Labels: 8D0-862-257.lbl
    Part No: 8D0 862 257 B
    Component: ZV-Pumpe, Funk D16
    Coding: 14913
    Shop #: WSC 06435
    VCID: 2C57E23BDCFEEC7E18B-4DD6


    No fault code found.


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    Check the plug connector underneath the seat. Sometimes these can be pulled/strained when the seat position is adjusted.

    Ignition off, disconnect them;
    check for obvious signs of damage/corrosion to the pins;
    spray both connectors with a bit of WD40 (or similar);
    reconnect looms and then try and clear the light.

    Try that and report back.
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    Hi, i disconnected the cable underneath the seat and read oud than the airbag module
    This is the text
    Address 15: Airbags Labels: 8L0-959-655-AI8.lbl
    Part No: 8L0 959 655 L
    Component: Airbag Front+Seite 7008
    Coding: 00104
    Shop #: WSC 06435
    VCID: 479DBD9765582F26159-5000


    3 Faults Found:
    00588 - Airbag Igniter; Driver Side (N95)
    33-00 - Resistance Too Low
    00654 - Seat Belt Tensioner Igniter; Driver Side (N153)
    32-00 - Resistance Too High
    01217 - Side Airbag Igniter; Driver Side (N199)
    32-00 - Resistance Too High

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    I have now put the wires direct together without the connector and i get still the same 2 faults like before.
    The code 01217 is now again away like i tried it without connecting the connector.
    The thing is that there was never an airbag problem before, it went up when i changed the blinker relais and checked some fuses at the same time. Since than the airbag problem was there.
    Could it be that the airbag module is faulty as i have pull out some fuses with the ignition on ?

 

 

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