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    How Disable front Airbag ?

    Help,

    I tried to put a baby car seat in the front seat and I tried to disable the airbag and didn't find the switch in the glowbox....


    I called the dealer to be told that this is an optional optional which I don't have :-(

    Is there any way to add this myself or to get it added ? Anyone been in the same situation ?

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    Re: How Disable front Airbag ?

    Optional? Since when?

    What year/model is your car?

    and yes, it can be retrofitted.

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    Re: How Disable front Airbag ?

    Yep it's an option. It's called the ISOFIX.

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    Re: How Disable front Airbag ?

    I think in the UK it comes standard but not in Euroland.. :-(

    mine is dec 2004, 3.2 sportback

    Any ideas on how much it would cost ?

    The option I checked is sold for 100 euro when you place the order .... I wonder how much the retro fix would be...

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    Re: How Disable front Airbag ?

    Audis sold in the UK are generally more expensive that in continental Europe but they do tend to come loaded with items that are options in Europe.

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    Re: How Disable front Airbag ?

    ISOFIX is the metal hoop arrangement on the seats, the switch is just a switch.

    Are you not on the UK then Spiider?

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    Re: How Disable front Airbag ?

    My first A3 (8L) back in 1998 did not have the passenger airbag switch but there was a sticker saying that it could be switched off if required by a dealer. It may still be possible for a dealer to do some re-coding to switch it off rather than having to have a switch fitted. It would mean that it was off all the time though or until it was re-coded on again.

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    Re: How Disable front Airbag ?

    Ooops. My mistake. I was under the impression that I had to order this ISOFIX thingy so I would get the option to disable the airbag (which I think is done by turning it off with your key at the passenger side of the dashboard when the door is open.)

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    Re: How Disable front Airbag ?

    I believe the two are seperate, but are standard equipment on UK cars anyway.

    The disable switch is located next to the CD changer mounting and operated by the ignition key.

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    Re: How Disable front Airbag ?

    Atleast here in Finland both Isofix and airbag switch are available only as part of the same package - you can't get them separately. I don't know how difficult it would be to retrofit the switch, but I'd guess you would need some new wiring etc to the glovebox..

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    Re: How Disable front Airbag ?

    ...and possibly the de-activation indicator that is one of the switch plates to the right of the hazard light switch in the centre console.

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    Re: How Disable front Airbag ?

    I retro fitted the switch on my 2004 a4 s line, cost me about 90 plus my time and took a couple of hours. If your interested, PM me....

 

 

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