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Another fault. airbag this time...

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by Jonion, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. Jonion
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    [Nov 4, 2010]
    So I actually managed to get it to drive 150 miles..

    Now we have anairbag light and fault code is 01221 44-00
    driver side side airbag sensor short .

    'Looking for clues' is the song title for today.
    I'm guessing it may be under the seat ?
    Ideas of easy way to get to it & likely problem?

    Cheers.
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    [Nov 4, 2010]
    usually the cause is the little joint under the seat, but that would normally give a "high resistance" code rather than "short"?
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    [Nov 4, 2010]
    maybe the cable is trapped in the seat runner?
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    [Nov 8, 2010]
    Cable isn't trapped, plugs/joints are clean and dry.

    When the code is cleared with Vagcom it comes back on after a few seconds so at least it's not intermittent.
    Car is down in Londinium for a whiel now so I can't do anything until i'm back down there.
    It's doing stand-in duty after some bint ripped the front bumper off the BMW in her rush to leave a carpark
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    [Nov 9, 2010]
    i had a same problem with mine joints look clean however i just nipped the connector a bit so its a tighter connection... warning light has never came back
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    [Nov 12, 2010]
    you need to tweak the connector in the female side of the little yellow plug so they grab the little spade terminals in the male half of the plug. i do this quite often at work, it seems to work!
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    [Nov 14, 2010]
    Just had the same light pop up on my dash. will try tweaking the terminals. cheers guys.
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    [Nov 16, 2010]
    Well got back to this car today...
    unplugged yellow connector again, plugged it back in.
    Cleared codes. And not come back so far, even got to drive it a bit.
    TBH I think this car cures it's own problems after a while as nothing you do actually has much effect at the time.
    Maybe it's just going through all the usual faults one by one :)

    Going to look at the soaking wet carpet next I suppose. :crying:


    Although after driving a brand new Poxhall Insignia all this week I now actually understand that the Audi is so much better in almost every way . :idea:
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    [Nov 16, 2010]
    I just noticed my carpet is soaking in the rear footwell behind the drivers seat and no where else...guess theres a hole in the floorpan :(
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