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Airbag light won't come on for MOT. Any help please.

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by dindanio1, Oct 24, 2013.

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    Hi guys, I've recently put my car through MOT and I failed because the airbag light didn't come on when the car starts. Any suggestions what this may be and how to fix it. The car is a 2005 audi a3 se if that helps. Many thanks in advance.
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    check the led/bulb hasnt been removed or covered over. to mask an airbag fault.
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    As above 1st thing I suspect has been done to hide an obvious fault.
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    It shouldn't fail for the light not illuminating, it's an advisory point. If the light comes on and stays on then its a fail.
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    Uh no, it must have an airbag check light on ignition switch, that must then go out, if not then its a fail, as its a safety system which has to be functional & airbag light on startup & extinguishing advises this, that's what I've been told by a tester at audi aswell.
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    Rules changed earlier in the year. There is plenty of info on the net from people speaking to VOSA and updated MOT guidelines.

    I also had to pop the airbag bulb on the GFs car to get it on the road before I had a chance to sort the actual problem. Passed with an advisory. That was last month and at a VW main dealer. Car is now fixed properly btw.
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    As above.

    Rules changed so its just an advisory now
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