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What Exactly is a reader coil? In my 40 years of being a (Mechanic) That is a new one to me, What kind of a vehicle is it?End what year is it?

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  • felix carson Nov 10, 2012

    Thanks. I drive an audi A4 1.6 saloon 1997 model. The reader coil is the lock barrel. The battery was disconnected the drivers airbag was removed from the steering wheel. I find it hard to understand that on the first diagnostic it showed the reader coil situated over the steering lock barrel was defective, and nothing about the airbag light. The assessor told me it was an unfortunate coincidence that the airbag system failed AT THE SAME TIME work was being done to replace the reader coil. Is this conclusion acceptable?

  • Rob getz Nov 10, 2012

    I am 56 years old, Was helping my dad in his auto repair shop when i was 12 years old , End never heard of any of those terms use to desribe parts on a (vehicle) I am allso a (Certified) Mechanic, I have retired from it this summer. I will do some research because some manufacters do have wied names for some of the parts, End willget back to you on this,

  • Rob getz Nov 10, 2012

    Well i called a round, End search the net for that part, No one could come up with it, So i don,t no what line of (****) they told you, As for the air bag light being on after the work was done on it ,They should of cleared it, Obivislly they don,t have the scranner to do it with is the conclusion, I am seeing, They should pay the cost to take it to a place that has the (Proper) Sranner to (clear) the (ABS) Light , Hope this helps you out , (Felix)



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