Airbag Light?

Taka Mizutani t44tqtro at
Wed Sep 21 08:36:15 EDT 2005

These cars have a backup power source, so you need to be careful with
airbags- they can be set off with a strong static discharge.
 You may have disturbed an electrical connection- best thing to do is scan
for codes via VAG-COM- you'll need VAG-COM or similar in order to reset an
airbag fault.

 On 9/20/05, Derek Pulvino <dbpulvino at> wrote:
> Hey all,
> If a connection comes loose on the airbag system, does the idiot light
> stay
> on until the connection is fixed, or until a fault code type thing is
> cleared? The other day I took off the top steering column cover and the
> airbag light came. As I kind of forced the cover off, I think I messed up
> a
> connection, but can't seem to find an obviously loose one. Just trying to
> get a read on what I did.
> ...and how easy is it to causean airbag to go off errantly? I don't really
> understand the system so don't know how cautious to be. So far I'm not
> interested in really touching anything as I don't want a face full of
> airbag. In other word I've been very cautious to date.
> Derek P
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