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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by a3guy, Jan 14, 2008.

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    [Jan 14, 2008]
    i have had this error come up a few times now ,

    01739 - Crash Sensor for Front Airbag; Pass. Side (G284)

    011 - Open Circuit - Intermittent

    anyone had this fault before is there anything i can physically check.
    this car seems to have loads of electrical gremlins.
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    [Jan 15, 2008]
    anyone ?
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    [Jan 15, 2008]
    When my car was new it had an airbag fault showing, which hadn't been sorted on the Pdi.

    The dealership I bought it from said it was a simple sensor fault that would be fixed with a straight swap for a new unit.......... new sensor = no more problems.

    Not sure how common was/is but they knew straight away what the exact problem was as if they'd come across it before.
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    [Jan 15, 2008]
    Hi the A3's suffer with poor contacts connectors on the seat airbag loom.They have a mood in which they remove one of the connectors plug behind the back seat cover and hard wire it in.Only do this if you know how to handle airbags....
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    [Jan 15, 2008]
    cheers guys

    gonna try and get the dealer to cough up , as the car is 2 months out of warranty
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    [Jan 20, 2008]
    dealer wanted to charge me £90 just to diagnose the fault :no:

    no chance i am paying that! after a bit of searcing on the net i found that there are two sensors hidden behind the front crossmember one for driver and the other one for passenger, i have swapped these around to see if the fault moves to the drivers side.

    the connector that is attached to the sensor seems a bit loose on the passenger side, it has a part number of 3b0 973 702 so i assume it can be replaced.

    anyone changed these connectors before ?
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    [Jan 21, 2008]
    does anyone have access to the price of parts ?

    need a price for 8E0 959 651B a3 crash sensor ?
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    [Jan 21, 2008]
    Try vagparts, much cheaper than the dealer parts department.
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    cheers with give them a try , some on ebay for £18 but who knows where they have come from bit risky as it could save your life.
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