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Seat Repair

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by garuf, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. garuf
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    I have just got a new interior for a great price, the only issue is the passenger side airbag has gone off in the front seat. How much will I be looking at to get it repaired and new airbag in?

    Or where is the best place to source a new red leather front seat for a 3door?

    Thanks in advance.
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    Or how hard will it be to swap the leather cover of the new seat with the cloth one of my old seat so the airbag light won't be on?
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    I cant remember off the top of my head but has it ripped a hole in the side bolster or just ripped the specialist stitching like most cars do these days (ie just needs sewing back up?),some estimating systems bring up to fit a seat frame aswell but we have never known one yet what bends,distorts or weakens the frame in anyway,if its just a re-sew we have ours done locally at a trimmers in sheffield but any automotive trimmer should be able to do this if so
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    You'll also need the airbag light to be reset... Just changing the cover won't make the light go out
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    He wont as its a new interior and not his,so his module has no faults stored aslong as he disconnects his battery when fitting
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    Yes sorry just realised whats happening as long as the connections and a new airbag module is the same so as not to create a fault code
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    Forgot to disconnect the battery when fitting the seats, and I didn't swap covers in the end so my passenger seat has no air bag. I tried using a resistor to fool the car into thinking there is an airbag but I am not sure if I did it correctly. I put the legs of the resistor between the green and white wires is this right as the light is still on.
    I'm trying to find a new passenger seat but I don't want the air bag light on until then as it's bugging me.
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