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People with aftermarket steering wheels and no airbag...

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by DJ_Troopa, Apr 30, 2012.

  1. DJ_Troopa

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    Hi people

    This is a question for those who have aftermarket steering wheels and no airbag. Do you know what ohm resistor is used which you put into the airbag plug to avoid the airbag warning light on dash??

    Thanks

    AJ
     
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  3. jb0o

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    4.7ohm 0.5w
     
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    Thanks mate! :) perfect!
     
  5. DJ_Troopa

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    Where would i look to get one?
     
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    maplins?
     
  7. DJ_Troopa

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    I'm gonna try Maplins tomorrow, they advised they have them in stock.

    Would it simply look like a normal resistor with carbon film casing like this? .....................

    [​IMG]
     
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    Does this keep the rest of the system in tact ?
    Would the other bags actually deploy in an accident ?
     
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    What's the voltage on the canbus Jonny because 4.7 ohms across 12 volts works out at 30 watts ! Even 4.7 ohms across 5 volts is 5 Watts !:think:
     
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    Voltage on can bus is 1.5v-2.5v can low and 2.5v-3.5v high but airbag wires are not can bus wires. The modules are linked with can bus.
     
  11. DJ_Troopa

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    I'm not technical with this stuff unfortunately :(

    Is it definitely 4.7ohms 0.5w or not? lol

    :shrug:
     
  12. mike foster

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    Could really do with jb0o to confirm voltage but assuming it's about 1.5 volts then that resistor is ok.

    To be fair, he isn't often wrong which is why I asked the question in the first place !
     
  13. rob_watti

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    that resistor should be fine pal.
     
  14. DJ_Troopa

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    Thank you guys, gonna get one today then :)
     
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    get some pics up of your wheel once your done!
     
  16. DJ_Troopa

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    Will do Ash ;)

    Got another issue with it actually, so you'll see another topic up in a few mins lol.
     

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