Airbag Light Won't Go Off

Wilson Barrie

New Member
I've recently put in one of these units () for the wee tv screen in my A3 - pretty nice little gadget btw.

Well, when I took the glove box off and disconnected the ports to install (including airbag one), I turned on the car to test the unit. This, I now realise was a fatal mistake as the AirBag connection now registers a fault because the connection was effectively 'broken'.

I've bought one of the little OBD2 units that work off Bluetooth ( clear the airbag sign on the dash and tried a few apps, but none are even registering that there's a fault and even when I use their clear fault functions my light still stays on.

I've reached out to two people on the VCDS map to see if they can help without reply. I'm wondering if anyone on here can give me some help how to clear this without having to go to get diagnostics done at a garage. I called yesterday to one garage which quoted me 50 quid for it :/
 

ab1702

Registered User
Not much else you can do, you need vcds or something similar. I have a code reader but they don’t clear airbag faults.
I had the exact same thing a few month ago. I went to the garage around the corner from us and explained what I’d done and he did it for free as it took him a minute to do it. So we took him a few beers round and some biscuits for his troubles
 

ch1z64

C'mon you's bhoy's in Green
VCDS Map User
Silver Supporter
Really only thing u can do there mate is bite the bullet and pay the man as ur the 1 who has ****** up ,
Not beimg cheeky but as an old school mechanic told me its fine to try and save money but in the long run if you dont know what ur doing leave well alone as it will always cost u more in the long run and anything you add to a standard car from factory is adding another problem . Hope u get it sorted , if u where in Ayrshire i might be able to help as i have gen vcd's

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aqibi2000

Registered User
Just buy a vcds cable and clear it yourself.
 

abmat

Well-Known Member
VCDS Map User
Op doesn’t want to spend £50 to get it cleared so I doubt they’ll spend a couple of hundred on a cable
 

aqibi2000

Registered User
You and I both know there are cables which function for £50
 

abmat

Well-Known Member
VCDS Map User
And I wouldn’t advocate buying or recommend buying a fake. Hence my post.
 

abmat

Well-Known Member
VCDS Map User
It’s got nothing to do with reprogramming. It’s about buying a fake and endorsing such activity.
 

ch1z64

C'mon you's bhoy's in Green
VCDS Map User
Silver Supporter
I have reached out to the guy as i am not to far away from him , just waiting om him getting bk to me

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