My airbag indicator light is on. there are no codes showing for it. my brother in law put a brand new motor in it before i bought it and i was wondering if it just needs to be reset because of taking off the entire nose to replace the motor. its the 98 a4 quattro limo edition with the 30 valve 2.8 no turbo... any ideas
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Re: airbag indicator light
The most common cause of an airbag light that I've found is that one of the underseat airbag connectors was pulled slightly apart when the seat was put too far back. This strains the connection and opens the connector momentarily, just enough to trip the light. Your airbags are still fully functional - the light is a warning that there was an open connector at one time.
You don't have to go to a dealer if you have a laptop computer. You need the diagnostic software that Audi uses (called VagCom). You can download it legally and free from www.ross-tech.com, and you'll need a $20 OBDII interface cable for hooking the car up to the computer (available on eBay). With this, you can scan the car and see which airbag tripped the fault light.
If it's an underseat bag, look under the front of the seat - you'll see harness connections facing you. The yellow one is the airbag connector. Use small zip-ties and zip it tightly together (don't damage the wires!). Afterward, use VagCom to turn off the light, and you should be good to go.
Or you can go to a dealer and have them take three minutes to turn it off...and charge you an hour's labor. Your call:)
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Has to go to dealer to be reset. There could be many reasons your light is on: damaged wiring, faulty component, or even had a flat battery and the capacitor that deploys the airbag has been run flat.
the light means the system has been de-activated and may not deploy in the event of an accident.
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Depending on type of SRST, the air bag module may have detected something that in case of accident, it may prevent the airbags to deploy.
Have the car scanned for error codes. If the the warning light is ON, there sure is an error code.
Remember that some manufacturers (according to local laws), program the ECM SRST system to issue a warning at certain mileage or time, just to remind you that it is time to replace the air bag assemblies at the steering wheel and dashboard...
is this one window or all windows? big difference in response. Assuming you have checked your fuses, try replacing your window switch first, if its not that, its the window regulator. In some instances the cable has snapped but if you hear no motor sounds or grinding it is more than likely the switch or the window regulator motor. Take a look on ebay if you can for a new one. I bought my regulator and had it installed for the price you would normally pay for just the regulator if you went to a parts store and purchased a regulator alone. its not a repair you want to do if you are not familiar with what is involved, especially if your vehicle has side air bags. in my case, they had to be disconnected for safety purposes and when it was installed I got the airbag warning light on my dash. I bought a $30 airbag code resetter for my car on ebay and saved a trip to the dealer. Fyi, you won't pass smog with this indicator on your dash. Hope this helps.
This light came on in my car when the alternator went bad. If the airbag system is not getting enough voltage it will show a warning indicator light. Check your battery and alternator to make sure they are putting out enough juice.
sorry dealer only as for the airbag software even on american market versions are all encrypted ,this is too make work for the dealers and expect a new computer and all new airbags costing around 2500 euros as this vehicle is 10 yrs old and at this age any fault must have all the airbags renewed ,europeon directive from last year and no doubt they will apply the same law at the dealers saying its a factory directive ,What you do is to remove the dash and cut the printed circuit to the relevant bulb then either connect to teh oil light switch or use a diesel engine pre heater relay that incorperates a timer and then connect this to teh light so it goes off after 20 seconds or so ,but i havent told you of this constructive engineering repair(COWBOY TYPE BODGE)
the bottom hose came off,or broke thats where ur problem started, the engine over heated and only cracked head didnt seize the engine if u had stopped when the anti freeze or the temp light showed wouldnt have damaged engine, u wrote ran perfectly for month so enginge was good and in law installed correctly,problem was lower hose and not stopping vehicle before extensive damage was done
it is flashing a code at u, this indicates the coiled rotating contact under the steering wheel has an open circuit in the airbag connection to the steering column, this contact is called the airbag clock-spring rotating contact, the steering wheel must be removed to replace it, CAUTION: The Airbag must be dis-armed before you remove it from the steering wheel, if it goes off u can be seriously injured.