[Biturbos4] air bags

Russell Romano Russell_Romano at pmc-sierra.com
Thu Jan 15 19:53:42 EST 2004

99 times out of 100 the problem is in the electrical contact ring inside the steering wheel.  It is basically what allows the steering wheel to spin while maintaining the electrical connections to the airbag.

The one in my '96 A4 went bad at 90k miles.  The one in my 2000 A6 is starting to go bad at 28k miles.

In most cases the airbag system won't tell you much in terms of codes.  Try to take notice if you hear any scraping or clicking noises as you spin your steering wheel lock to lock.  If so then the fix is relatively cheap...


-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Neilsen [mailto:wneils at hotmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, January 15, 2004 7:22 PM
To: biturbos4 at audifans.com
Subject: [Biturbos4] air bags

The idiot light went on all of a sudden.  Any thoughts?


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