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    A4 b6 1.8T Black

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    Passenger Airbag

    Is it possible to disable the passenger side airbag??
    My Baby is sick of sitting in the back of my car and not being able to see where i am going!!
    I have spoken to Audi and my model is Pre-key to disable and they would like 50 to disable and ANOTHER 50 to re-activate when she is old enough not to need a seat.
    I was thinking more like 20 would be more reasonable for a job which i am sure would only take 2 mins with the correct equipment!!

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    Re: Passenger Airbag

    With something like the air bag I would't attempt to mess about with it or try to go elsewhere to get a cheaper price. The dealer will know what they are doing so personally I would stump up the 50. Or you could always buy a roof rack and put her on that-she will have a good view from there!!!

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    Re: Passenger Airbag

    A lot of companies refuse to disable the airbag, because they cannot promise that the airbag is definitely disabled. I imagine it's more to do with covering themselves legally if they said they'd disabled it and it did go off for any reason.
    Also, I imagine getting airbags disabled affects insurance, as less protection could mean more legal costs in the event of injuries? It'd be worth calling your insurer to check.

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    Re: Passenger Airbag

    I was in the same position and asked Audi about the cost of deactivating the passenger air bag as my dealer was quoting me 36 (half hours labour). They told me it is up to the individual dealer how much they charge and some may charge for a full hour!
    All that they need to do is plug their diagnostic computer in and reprogramme the ECU to do this.
    I hadn't thought about the insurance implications for an adult in the passenger seat with the air bag deactivated though.

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    Re: Passenger Airbag

    I'd help you out as I've got VAG-COM which should be able to reprogramme it, but I'm on the south coast. You might be able to get it done if you go to a club day and ask around if anyone got VAG-COM.

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    A4 b6 1.8T Black

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    Re: Passenger Airbag

    Thanks for the offer HTC.
    Ill keep my ear to the ground for A club day meet up in the North West.
    HINT
    ???!!!???ANYONE ????!!???

 

 

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