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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by edmanning, Apr 29, 2005.

  1. edmanning
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    Ive recently bought myself a nice shiney S3 - 25k miles, 2002 plate, ebony black and nice silver wings - a real nice example /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif, and do i love it! ooohh yeah!!! ..
    anyway, im still working out what half the buttons do, but when i turn the engine on to start up i get the yellow message - "passenger air bag off" appearing in the roof light ? - i have looked at the key switch in the glove box and it says that its 'on' - am i missing something here or does this seem to be incorrect ?!?!
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    Mine does this and i went through the same initial Eh???. but its just a check so that you know the bulb is still working /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

    Welcome and Enjoy /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif
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    Hi mate,

    I made the same post when I got my S3, one day I noticed the light and paniced also.

    I was told however that this was just the system checking itself and is normal.

    Cheers
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    thanks for the info everyone!! much appriciated!...

    ..as if thier would be a fault with such a fine auto /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif
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    Hi Richie, Does the light stay on or does it just display then go out? If it is on constantly then there is a fault!

    Let me know
    Cheers and welcome to the forum!

    Rich.
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    If the key for the airbag is in the 'on' position and the light goes off after starting the car dont worry its normal. If there was a fault then it would be airbag light in your cluster that would be on.
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    cheers for all the assistance.. the light goes on at start up, and then goes out - so i think everythings ok /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

    - just been for a serious burn, and i dont know what that ESP thingie does, but it seems you can just put your foot to the floor and drive round bends and everything! - i was amazed ! - is it possible to drive one of these off the road, didnt seem like it to me ! lol ..
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