Air Bags and Red Lights

Kneale Brownson knotnook at
Sun Nov 26 14:06:20 EST 2000

In the archives there are numerous reports that Audi has extended the 
airbag life expectancy by something like 50 per cent.  I believe the 
extension is in the form of a technical service bulletin, so your dealer 
should have that information.  I'm not sure, but the longer light may be 
associated with the weakening of a spring.

At 12:27 PM 11/26/2000 -0500, Robert Dalton wrote:

>Hi All,
>I noticed my air bag light is staying on longer
>than normal (a couple minutes).  The sticker on
>the visor says the life of the air bag is 10 years.
>  My car is a 1990 Audi 100, so the air bag
>is over 10 years old.
>First, does anyone plan on replacing their air
>  bag(s) at 10 years?  If you've done this yourself,
>do you have any tips, and where do you get the
>best price on air bags?
>Second has anyone solved the problem of an air
>bag light staying on a long time?  My guess is
>the capacitor they use for air bag power is getting
>weak, but it could also be some extra resistance
>in one of the connectors.  Any ideas?
>Robert Dalton
>rpdalton at - email
>(703) 234-3969 x1020 - voicemail/fax
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