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Dreaded Airbag light

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  1. scottshere
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    [Jul 26, 2012]
    Ive read through what i can find, but am i right in thinking only Audi can reset the light?
    What is the usual cause of it coming on?
    I recon my other half moved the passenger seat and may have caused it. Not too sure though
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  3. jutlis 3.0
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    think you can reset it without going to audi and the most common cause on most cars seems to be switch/connection under seats someone more knowledgable will be along soon to assist you further im sure
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    [Jul 26, 2012]
    Yes, look under the seats, there's a little plastic cover - pull it up and check that the airbag connector is firmly in (yellow one). I'm not sure about making the light go out, I always VCDS. Maybe try taking the battery off for a while?
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    [Jul 27, 2012]
    batt off wont reset the bag light a handheld reader vcds dealer local garage will sort it
    very common for it to be a connection under the seat to the back not the cover on the floor
    get it scanned if it wont stay off once reset you need to do a small repair on the connector,
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    you need the code deleting by a code reader, i have one if your close ?
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    As above, just done it on mine. Remove cover under seat, unplug yellow connector, spray with isoprol spray and clean terminals. Then you need a full bag con to reset. Total task takes less than 5 minutes so don't pay silly money for it or find someone with vagcom to do it.
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    you can scan airbags and clear the fault with vcds, look on the user map to find some one near you
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    Once again some great advice. Love this forum (dont tell the wife i said that)
    I had a butchers under the seat at the said plugs and wiggled them about. Seems all fine to me. The plastic clip under the passenger seat that holds the wires up is broken, but all wires seem fine too. I will unplug and clean them up then its time to find someone close to Sheffield with VCDS.
    Off to the Lake District in the morning, so it will have to wait till i get back. Soooo good to know i may not have a major issue.
    Time to test out my new tyres on the windy roads while trying to take in some of the views :eyebrows:
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    Thanks, i may take up your offer, will see if anyone is available closer first.
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    IM in sunny sheff
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    Cheers, will give you a shout when i get back off my hols
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    Cheers

    Bez is in Sheffield, thanks again
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