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Seat airbag worry, undoing one of the seat runners

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by T8DPR, May 17, 2013.

  1. T8DPR

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    I managed to drop something down the side of my seat, it made its way through the smallest gap in the carpet underneath the seat runner

    I need to basically undo the seat runner just to give me enough room to get a finger or two into the gap in the carpet, I know its always wise to disconnect the airbag, but is it a faff disconnecting cables and the battery terminal and having to reset it all again, OR will I actually be able to do this without disconnecting anything, and without setting off the airbag, obviousy?

    any help is appreciated!!
     
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  3. NHN

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    Disconnect battery, unbolt 4 spline bolts, unclip airbag etc looms & away you go, then in reverse.
     
  4. JRock247

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    Takes about 10 -15mins to complete, real easy job!
     
  5. T8DPR

    T8DPR If Carlsberg Made Audi Drivers...

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    so if I was to leave it all connected up I definitely run the risk of deploying the airbag no matter how careful I am with the seat runner?

    its only one side I need to get at you see
     
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    Just follow the advice given, its your easiest/best option.
     
  7. T8DPR

    T8DPR If Carlsberg Made Audi Drivers...

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    on reconnecting the battery, do certain things need resetting?
     
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    Just drive up the road & cluster lights should distinguish, windows may decide to need auto close/open resetting, but should be fine.
     
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    no problem, will the stereo need its code re-entering?
     
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    No.
     
  11. Cozza McA

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    Take the advice from NHN! He knows his stuff.

    I took both my seats out with battery still connected then moved the car, looks like I missed a bullet haha
     

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