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Can Airbag Control Module be repaired rather than replaced?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Rhunster, Jul 18, 2005.

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    [Jul 18, 2005]
    Does anyone know if airbag control modules can be repaired rather than completely replaced?
    I had mine diagnosed with a VAGCOM as -
    Airbag Front +Seite 2008
    1 Fault Found:-
    65535 - internal control module memory error
    00-10 - - - intermittent

    I've had a quote for £360 ex VAT/labour for a replacement. Seems like a lot of money for a problem that appeared 'out of the blue' for no apparent reason.

    I read elsewhere that a German fella can repair them (advertises on ebay)
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=4553257145
    but could this really be trusted?
    Any thoughts or suggestions would be most welcome.
    Cheers
    Rhunster
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    [Jul 30, 2005]
    Quick follow up...
    Audi could not repair the module, and had to replace the unit.
    Original Airbag control module unit had part number:-
    8L0 959 655 G
    Replaced with 8L0 959 655 L

    Price for unit was £261 ex VAT.
    3 hours labour.
    All in price for repair was £589.62.

    Very expensive indeed, but essential because of the safety aspect. Someone could be making a living from repairing these modules if they had the know-how.

    Roll on pay day..I'm now skint.
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