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Turn off passenger airbag

I have a 1.6 petrol passat 98 and need to turn off the passenger airbag(new baby)i was told that there is a key switch in the glove compartment but cannot seem to find it,please help

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    my car is a 2002 passat and have the same problem.  and still can't seem to find a secret door?????

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It is in a traped door look for a little small passage door

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gerg,

Thanks for your post. I have no way to read codes, but I heard the five tone alarm every time I started the vehicle and the passenger air bag off light did not light up. I was skeptical, but tried your advice and it worked.

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1) socket set
2) philips head screw driver
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