An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points
An expert that got 10 achievements.
An expert that got 5 achievements.
An expert that has over 500 points.
Re: air bag light on ,new battery needs charge after idle...
Hi, If you have access to a VAG-com diagnostic system it might help, but it could be something very simple like a trunk or glove compartment light staying on due to a faulty switch.
If the car were mine I would remove the neg battery terminal and check with an ammeter to find out if there is any current being drawn when the car and all accessories are switched off.
If you don't want to be even that technical, stick a running camcorder in the trunk and glove compartments and close the doors for 20 seconds. Open the door and play back the video to see if the light went out...
Hope this helps you a bit. If it does, a "Fixya!" rating would be much appreciated. If it doesn't help you, I'd be grateful if you didn't bother with a rating at present - they can't be increased later if I do manage to solve your problem! Just come back and tell me what you found. Cheers, D
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
bags are complex tech. there is no reset, but you can pull the battery neg lug for 5 to 15minutes. and then try. the air bags have huge caps in side that hold a huge charge. just pull it , watch TV , then go back and put it all back and pray.
or read this. alldata.com
discounted link http://www.scantool.net/software/alldata-diy-1-month-subscription.html
code DTC 1351 ICM IGNITION CONTROL CIRCUIT HIGH INPUT CONDITIONS.check alternator out put at the battery while vechicle running should have 13.5 - 14.5 volts. if not alternator failing which will cause ignition problems and other problems. if alternator okay let dealership fix because faulty airbag is dealership fix.
Sounds to me like one of the air bag sensors may have tripped, causing the airbag computer to think the vehicle has been wrecked. Take the vehicle to a dealership and have them reset the air bag sensors to get rid of the light.
With a volt meter and the engine at idle, check the voltage at the battery.It should always be just over 12 up to 14 volts. At idle with no accessorys on (lights, fan, radio ect.) The voltage should stay just over 12 volts. As you turn on all the accessorys the voltage should rise up to between 12-14 volts.
Also, a new battery needs to be fully charge before use. Most new batterys sit on the shelf and lose charge. My last new battery needed 8 hours of chargeing to be fully charged.
I hope this helps.
I had the same problem.air bag light blinking. Although the power window, radio, light, A/C,etc was working, I could not get it to start. I found out the charge indicator light was not coming on when key is turn to the on position. Cut a short story even shorter, The alternator died. Check your alternator, therefore not charging battery.. But first check your battery(all other features can still work with weak battery) Car can't start because not enough power in battery to turn over. That was my problem. Probably the same for you.
You can have the airbag light tested for the trouble code that is making the light blink, the most likely cause is the rotating contact that connects the steering wheel airbag to the steering column wiring, it is called the clock-spring contact, if you replace this part yourself make sure to follow factory procedures for disarming the airbag, if you don't and it goes off you will have a good chance of being injured or worse.