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Air bag light won't go out

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by Cruz, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. Cruz

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    Air bag light came on a while ago so i have just had a new slip ring fitted, air bags all ok and the light is still on.
    I have now been told that the problem is the air bag control unit.

    Would this part be the same across the range or would it be a specific part for each model?????????
     
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  3. Broken Byzan

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    The Airbag light needs to be cleared with Vag com or similar after the fault has been rectified
     
  4. Cruz

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    The garage that fitted the slip ring tried this but had no joy, that's who told me it was the control unit
     
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    common fault on all VAG cars mate, get vagcom to clear the codes and it should be ok, dont get buggered by garages though mate, see if someone who has vagcom can clear it first, if not then you know changing the control unit is justified
     
  6. Cruz

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    It goes off to my long standing and trusted mechanic for service and to be lowered next week and he has a friend who used to be top technician at our local audi dealership so i will get him to confirm if it does or doesn't need a new unit.
    Cheers Cruz
     
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    you got it sorted then mate. hope its just a code.

    wot coilys you gettin on the car, or springs?
     
  8. Cruz

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    Just springs mate couldn't afford coilovers, gone for the eibach pro kit.
     
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    i was gona put on AP's but not gona bother now, goin for the eibach pro coilys which should be nice. get some pics up when you lower it:)
     
  10. Cruz

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    I will probably wait till i get my new wheels on before i post any pics which hopefully shouldn't be too long as it's not much to look at at the mo.
    It's only a 2.5 tdi avant not an s4 or rs4 (as much as i would like it to be)
     
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    if its an audi its all good mate no matter wot it looks like, wot wheels you goin for? wot audi is it then?
     
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    RS6 reps are good, wot about RS4 DTM reps then? dont go 19'sasthey will mess wit the ride more than 18's will, i was goin 19's for stance but the ride will be compromised.
     
  14. Cruz

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    They do suit the car but i just think that they are just a bit too popular and fancied something a little different.
    I did wonder about how 19's would affect the ride aswell
     
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    Is she pre or post facelift?
    I have a pre facelift airbag ECU laying around.....
     
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    i somehow doubt its the ECU...

    Get a proper vagcom scan on it and see what the fault code is.

    Whereabouts in the country are you?
     
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    Exeter area devon, south west
     
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    She's a face lift
     
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    Then I will have a spare if it is the module.
     
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    Ideal. I take it that these units are the same for every model then????
     
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    Cruz:

    Theres apparently a "vagcom thread" thats mentioned in the vagcom post just below this one, that has a list of people, give that a look and see if you can get it scanned.
     
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    I have an airbag light issue that surfaces every now and again (I get my mate with vagcom to clear it). The error code, which I googled (and checked with an independant garage) is quite common to VAG cars. Seat airbag wiring connector starts to get "old" and goes high resistance. I tend to find that its when the seat is moved about - the misses driving it.
    It probably just needs the connectors cleaning up or the wires bending in a new position.
    You will get an error code that will pin point the unit or module to find out your next step, the garage should have done that!
    Hope this helps
    Michael
    This guy sells the interface leads for Vagcom
    http://www.skpang.co.uk/catalog/index.php?cPath=21
     

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