[V8] Headlight Switch

Dave Saad dsaad at icehouse.net
Tue Aug 25 06:32:20 PDT 2009

There is a detailed procedure in the manual for this - you are  
supposed to disconnect the airbags "energy reserve" (actually just a  
capacitor, and I think I am using the right words here) before  
disconnecting anything, and then be sure not to turn the key on with  
the air bag disconnected or you will set an error code that needs vag- 
com to reset.  BTDT. If the battery is disconnected you should be OK.
The connector for the energy reserve is behind the drivers side  
console cover.


On Aug 24, 2009, at 11:13 PM, urq wrote:

> The air bag controller has a built in battery ... they all do ... it  
> may not be a bad idea to disconnect the battery (assuming you know  
> the radio code), but there's no reason whatsoever to wait 30  
> minutes.  You'll see the airbag wires, they are on red  
> connectors ... one wire attaching to the steering wheel, and the  
> other connector to one of the column covers.  There's not too much  
> to worry about accidentally blowing the airbag ...
> Steve Buchholz
> -----Original Message-----
> Thanks for the replies!!� A friend told me to disconnect the  
> battery and wait 30 plus minutes so I won't have a problem with the  
> air bag.� I that true on the V8's also?� I know these cars have  
> some weird features and I want to make sure there's no "back-up"  
> battery for the air bag.
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