[V8] The faster rats.

Kneale Brownson knealeski at sbcglobal.net
Tue Jul 8 03:58:12 PDT 2008

The red light is telling you the airbag module isn't ready to discharge the bag.  When the light goes out, the bag is "armed" to "protect" you.  
  All the folks who have replaced the steering wheel with some sports version have no airbag.  I assume they've just unplugged the connectors.

"toml99 at todomundo.com" <toml99 at todomundo.com> wrote:
  The only dashboard issue I have is the airbag warning light(that goes 
out after about 10 min), and was told by an Audi Tech that it's 
telling me that it's time to replace the airbag......Mine came on at 
exactly 100K, and if I'm not mistaken, the service interval is 10 
years.......maybe it was 10/100K in the ECU?......anyway, as the 
dealer wants $1100+ for just the unit, I was tempted to not reconnect 
it when I had the wheel off, but in the end, plugged it back in. I'm 
fearful of it going off in my face as old fireworks have a tendency 
to do, and contemplated setting it off, and figuring out how to 
trick the ECU/controller(if it has one) to thinking it it's 
new......didn't even try and hook up the battery with it out and see 
if the light comes on, but will be putting in the new combination 
switch in the near future, and all of this has been on the back 
burner.....maybe someone else can fill in the blanks here?...Tom
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