200q20v Airbag Diagnosis Connector Question

Tom Mullane tmullane at snet.net
Fri Jan 24 21:30:21 EST 2003

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My recall has been done, and my connectors are easily accessed from the
carpeted panel on the driver's side of the center console.  According to an
Audi tech friend that told me where to find them, that means the recall was
"done right".  The connectors are white and black and are immediately


From: "Forhan, Thomas" <Thomas.Forhan at mail.house.gov>

To: "'200q20v at audifans.com'" <200q20v at audifans.com>

Subject: 200q20v Airbag Diagnosis Connector Question

Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2003 13:04:47 -0500

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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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