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Re: Air Bag Light staying on...??
Well, I took the beast in today and had the fault codes pulled.
Two codes came up, one indicating the battery had dies at some point, and
another indicating that the airbag fuse had been removed at some point as
The low battery code shouldn't have caused the air bag light to come on, but
the 'pulled fuse' code did. So, no big deal. They did charge me 1/2 hour
labor, but I suppose that's fair.
So anyway, thanks to all who responded on the airbag light problem. Hoehn has
not seen one problem arise from the recall, btw. I suspect when my battery was
disconnected/dead (during the rear-end repairs a while back) that
disconnecting the battery might have caused the same effect as a pulled fuse,
otherwise I may have pulled the air bag fuse when checking for other trouble.
The point is: DO NOT PULL YOUR AIR BAG FUSE UNLESS YOU WANT TO TAKE A TRIP TO
THE DEALER TO HAVE THE LIGHT RESET.
On an aside: I also bought an expensive cupholder set that, with minor
modification, will fit perfectly next to the e-brake in that 'junk holder'. It
was originally designed for MB, adapted for Porsche 911, and I am now adapting
it for Audi. I don't 'drink/eat and drive' much, but with a manual tranny it
really is a nice thing to be able to set a drink down, particularly on long
road trips. Especially when trying to dial, send a fax or type
e-mail...(kidding kidding kidding, save your rants...)
The cupholders are nice, high quality, befitting Audi. Many leagues better
than Pep Boys. I got them from Hoehn Porsche/Audi in Carlsbad, CA. They have a
parts discount like Carlsen, they advertise in Autoweek, and sorry, I don't
have their phone # around. Call 00411 and ask for Hoehn Porsche/Audi in
Carlsbad, CA - parts hotline is 800-something. Anyone who *really* needs/wants
a set of high-quality cupholders, these are the best thing I've seen for our
application. Black only, 2 holders, adjustable size for all drinks, very solid
consruction, collapsible when not in use, with a black leather-grain (vinyl?)
Upside: good OE MB/Porsche/Audi quality, seats 2, not obtrusive or out-of
place in appearance.
Downside: you can't use the arm rest and the cupholders at the same time,
Verdict: Worth it, but _barely_.
I'm too embarrased to admit the price, so if you really want to know call
Hoehn and ask for the parts-hotline discount. Yech. Buyer's remorse, almost.
No more soda/coffe in the crotch, at least.
Enough on cupholders, though. Thanks for the input on the airbag, everyone.
91 200q, armed and dangerous with dual Big-Gulp Slurpees and a big ole airbag,
just waiting to explode. New bomb coming this week, too...