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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by sprout99, Jan 24, 2008.

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    [Jan 24, 2008]
    apart from the obvious airbag fault is anything else connected into this as a warning?

    It's not on constantly but has flashed a few times this morning.

    Any advice would be useful before i go to garage.

    Cheers Ian
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    It might just be a dogdy de-activation switch in the glovebox. Is there someone local who can run a vagcom scan for you before your trip to the dealers?
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    does that put light on dash on? light is inside speedo which is problem
    i thought it was just for passenger de-activation and illuminated next to ESP switch?

    i will check at lunch time.
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    If the de-activation switch is faulty the warning light on the speedo should come on. You need to get the car scanned with vagcom or by a dealer. Hope this helps.
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    fault seems to be intermittent - i'm not up to speed with the typical 8P type common faults

    i'll get it checked - we have warranty luckily
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    I'm using an '06 2.0TDi Sportback from work at the moment on a semi-permanent loan. It has the Airbag light on permanently.
    I have informed the fleet manager who has spoken to Audi. They have said (unsurprisingly) that it is a common fault and nothing to worry about and just to get it looked at during the next suvice. Fortunately this is due in about 1000 miles.

    I have messed around with the passenger airbag deactivation switch but this has had no effect.
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    Mine has had this on 2 occasions, and in both instances a faulty crash sensor was the problem, although not the same sensor.
    First was replaced under warranty, second time was just this month and was a £250 repair (£58 for the sensor, £158 labour, and the rest VAT).
    I'd get it checked if your car is still under warranty.
    Plus for me, there's the uncertainty of driving around "hoping" it's just a minor fault and that the airbags WOULD actually go off if you need them......
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    i'll pinch car off the GF one day next week and get it checked out.
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    you can change a crash sensor in 5 mins if the front one has gone i have one on order from vag parts for £48 paying £158 + vat is taking the Xiss to change it
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