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Steering wheel airbag delete resistor.

g60leigh Jun 25, 2014

  1. g60leigh

    g60leigh Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone here removed the standard steering wheel and used a resistor to remove the airbag light and error code?

    If so, what resistor did you use please?

    Or is anyone able to measure the resistance of an oem airbag for me??

    Thanks.
     
  2. desertstorm

    desertstorm Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group quattro TDi

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    I wouldn't try measuring the resistance of an airbag if I was you.There is a small chance it will deploy.
    Airbag resistors seem to be anywhere between 2.2 ohm and 10 ohms. I would have thought something like a 4.7 ohm 0.5W resistor would do the job. Maplin stock these if there is one near you.
    The Airbag fault light won't clear until the code is cleared with VAG-COM.

    Karl.
     
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  3. g60leigh

    g60leigh Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Karl.
    As you day there is so many to choose from. When I have contacted the sellers of the fused versions of these on eBay. The stock reply is to measure the originals air bags resistance.

    I haven't yet swapped over steering wheels so no fault light yet. But I have vcds to clear it if needed.

    I'm wanting to get the resistor ahead of time so I can do the job in one hit.
     
  4. niallh

    niallh Member VCDS Map User

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    Airbag Resistor Guide for VW MKIV R32
    Resistors needed to defeat Airbag Warning Light when removing airbags for motorsport.
    Not recommended if you are going to use your car on the street at all.
    Steering Wheel Airbag resistor is 2 ohm .5 watt
    Seat Airbag resistors needed is 4.7 ohm .5 watt Passenger Airbag resistor needed is 4.7 ohm .5 watt Curtain Airbag resistors needed is 4.7 ohm .5 watt Seat Belt Tensioner resistor needed is 4.7 ohm .5 watt
    To defeat the airbag warning, use a 4.7 ohm 1/2 watt resistor for all airbags. Except the steering wheel where you use a 2 ohm . 5 watt.


    This is from a PDF guide Ive had for a few years now. Worked everytime on my A3
     
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  5. g60leigh

    g60leigh Well-Known Member

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    I can't find a 2 ohm. 2.2 seems the closest.
     
  6. desertstorm

    desertstorm Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group quattro TDi

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    2.2 ohm is fine and will work the same.
     
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  7. niallh

    niallh Member VCDS Map User

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    2.2 should be fine. Im sure i got the correct ones from RS components, about 10 for 30p
     
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  8. robin_bga

    robin_bga Member

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    Hey niallh, can I please have a copy of that pdf.
    Thanks bro
     
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  9. niallh

    niallh Member VCDS Map User

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    @robin_bga PM me your email and ill send it across
     
  10. Drue1

    Drue1 Member

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    Is there a guide on removing the steering wheel and fitting an aftermarket wheel and where the resistor goes
    Cheers
     
  11. Drue1

    Drue1 Member

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    Is there a guide on removing the steering wheel and fitting an aftermarket wheel and where the resistor goes
    Cheers
     
  12. A3jack

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    Hi, old thread but maybe a silly question but isn't there 3 wires to an airbag and which ones do you put resistor too please? Also it won't have any effect on a multi function wheel will it? Cheers Jack
     
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    Can anyone confirm which wires to solder the resistor to? Any sort of guide or instructions on how to complete this?
     
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    Please
     
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