200q20v Airbag Diagnosis Connector Question

Forhan, Thomas Thomas.Forhan at mail.house.gov
Fri Jan 24 13:04:47 EST 2003

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> Listers- I sent this to Scott and copied the lists from a yahoo account,
> but then realized I had to post from this address to get it to take. I'd
> gladly accept all input. Please copy any direct replies to
> fourwdvw at yahoo.com
> Scott, your site tries to make things as clear as possible, but I still
> can't get it.
> As you suggested, I'm trying to locate my airbag diagnosis connector with
> the second inture int the steering section, located at
> http://www.sjmautotechnik.com/susp.html#steer
> <http://www.sjmautotechnik.com/susp.html> . The specific
> pictureferringrefering to is
> <http://www.sjmautotechnik.com/ecupic/Airbag_diag_conn.jpg> . I can't find
> anything like it, and wonder if your or listmembers can help a little
> more.
> First, I know that it should be there somewhere because (1) Audi shows the
> car has had the recall, and (2) one Audi dealer read the airbag codes a
> couple of months ago.
> Now I have replaced the airbag, and the light does not automatically
> reset, and I am trying to use my Hex Vag-com to reset it...but I cannot
> find the connectors. Since people have been into them lately, I presume
> the foam has been removed, but I don't see anything like your photo in
> there, with or without foam. Bentley wiring diagram does not show the
> connectors, so I don't know what colors of wires to look for, either.
> Here are some specific questions:
> (1) Once the foam is removed, are the white and black connectors totally
> separate, or are they on the same collection of wires, or , as a third
> possibility, are they connected to each other with a third female/female
> connector in between ?
> (2) Are the wires long enough that a mechanic could have tuckdriver'sehind
> the drivers's side knee bolster, instead of in the console?
> (3) Wire colors- from the picture I see one thin (brown?)wire entering the
> foam to the right. Since there are two spades on the terminal, I presume I
> am looking for connectors with two wires running into them- or is it just
> one? (
> 4) At the back I think I see a thicker red wire (or group of wires wrapped
> in red cloth tape) exiting from the back. Is that right? Since I know they
> are in there somewhere, I know that I can remove the console and look in
> every nook and cranny, but I've done that job back when I replaced the
> heat exchanger and I really don't want to do it again :-).
> Thanks to all.
> Tom F.
> 91 200q20v Avant, almost ready to sell...
> 90 VW Syncro Westfalia

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