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Yellow airbag connector under seat causing airbag light to come on

Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by pj123, Apr 6, 2011.

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    [Apr 6, 2011]
    For the past couple of years I have had occasional problems with the connector under my drivers seat causing the airbag light to come on. I have tried using electrical cleaner and switch lubricant which has solved the problem for a few months at a time, but the problem keeps reoccuring.

    Anyone any permanent solutions? Can I just cut the connector out and use an electrical block connector instead. I might need a couple with a piece of wire between as the existing connector is quite long.
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    [Apr 6, 2011]
    Get new connector shells and replace them. Look closely at the connector there should be a part number on the male/female parts.
    Tricky bit maybe getting the pins out.
    Make sure you disconnect your battery when working on the airbags.

    Audi would charge around an hour labour I guess plus parts which I guess would be £10~£20 maybe.
    You may want Audi to do the job on this safety item for piece of mind.
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    [Apr 7, 2011]
    What we did on my mates B5 was to firmly hold the connector together with a zip tie threaded carefully between the wires on each side and then pulled tight. This solved it on his.
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    [Apr 7, 2011]
    Had the same prob on my B6 saloon, its a common fault. New harness inc fitting was about £85 at the time from memory but its pretty easy to fit yourself though. If it just the connector itself not staying home, then the tiewrap idea does the trick as suggested above :)
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    [Apr 7, 2011]
    Cable tie worked fine for me
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    [Dec 10, 2012]
    Thanks for the tip. Just noticed that my yellow clip doesn't quite seem to actually 'clip' in anymore and now its quite loose and won't stay down giving me the Air Bag light. Zip tie it is!
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    [Dec 10, 2012]
    Take it to dealer and all they do is hard wire it together as there are known bulletins for this fault on certain models and that tells the technician to hard wire them but also mentions to do the other seat to? But remember to disconnect the battery if you do decide to do it? You will also require getting the fault code cleared afterwards hope this helps
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