Resetting Air Bag fault indicator light w Vag-Com, was AB recall
b.benz at charter.net
Mon Jul 10 14:13:24 EDT 2006
> From: Kneale Brownson <kneale at coslink.net>
> Doesn't having the light on mean the airbag will not function?
Yes, but a 15 yr. old AB system may not work anyway, so not worth much more
> At 08:44 AM 7/10/2006 -0700, Bernie Benz wrote:
>> Well, I swapped cars and have mine back. Checked it for the AB 2x2 interface
>> connectors. No where to be found in that rat¹s nest, short of taking the
>> center console all apart to remove the air ducts to the back seat. Anyone
>> else that could check their AB 2x2 white connector, one or two wires in it?
>> I am about to give up on this and just remove the AB error bulb in friend¹s
>> car, installing it in the Check Engine position.
>> Thanks guys,
>> Thanks, Tom.
>> Hooked up the VC to the ECU and cleared the error codes to be sure all was
>> well with the set up, then moved the VC to the AB terminals. The VC
>> recognized that it was seeing a controller but could not download anything.
>> Noticed that the white connector had only one wire to it, should be two,
>> send and receive? Will dig into this. Will swap this car back to the owner
>> and retrieve mine and check it for one or two wires in this white connector.
>> Last resort will be to pull the AB error bulb.
>> More later, Bernie
>> From: TooManyAudis at aol.com
>> Date: Sun, 9 Jul 2006 02:51:08 EDT
>> To: b.benz at charter.net
>> Cc: 200q20v at audifans.com
>> Subject: Re: Resetting Air Bag fault indicator light w Vag-Com, was AB
>> In a message dated 7/8/2006 2:00:20 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
>> b.benz at charter.net writes:
>> OK Guys, I found my never used Ross Tech OBD2 to 2x2 interface cable for
>> these old cars and son Dean is bringing down his Vag-Com this afternoon.
>> I¹ll tear into the center console to find the AB 2x2 receptacle. Anyone have
>> VC AB reset instructions? Hooked up now what?
>> Thanks, Bernie
>> If memory serves correct, just take the panel off on the driver side -- I
>> think there is one screw to remove the topmost carpeted segment. Then,
>> you'll need to fish around to find the leads. Probably under the Air Bag
>> The precise location of the carpeted segment can be seen in the interior
>> picture of my 91 200q on the market:
>> Audifans Marketplace | 1991 200q20v
>> Look through the bottom portion of the steering wheel. The brown portion
>> where your right knee would be is that portion of the carpet I removed to
>> reset the AB light.
>> Hook them up the same way you would the engine I/O ports, turn the engine on
>> and, I believe, go to the airbag tab on Vag Com, read the fault codes, then
>> clear them.
>> Let me know if you need more precise directions, and I will do a run through
>> on my car and report back to you.
>> -- Tom
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