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#1 a1topdog

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Posted 05 February 2004 - 13:21

Can anyone tell the the procedure for resetting the Airbag light on my 2001 Octy vRS - using vag-com.

I have replaced both airbags and the module

I have checked the airbag module part number and it is not the one that vag-com advise against scanning.

Its the same set up as the twin bag MkIV Golf if thats any help.

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Posted 05 February 2004 - 15:16

I stay away from the airbag part of it, but i guess scan for any fault codes and erase them, or it could be in the adaptation channel.

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Posted 05 February 2004 - 15:28

I know what you mean - I've just spent a fortune on replacement parts - I don't want to knacker them.

I've also got a Draper tool that says it can be used to reset airbag lights and the service indicators - I may try using that as a safer bet. Looks very basic and comes with instructions!!!

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Posted 05 February 2004 - 18:30

I know what you mean - I've just spent a fortune on replacement parts - I don't want to knacker them.

I've also got a Draper tool that says it can be used to reset airbag lights and the service indicators - I may try using that as a safer bet. Looks very basic and comes with instructions!!!


Hi Steve

I have just reset the light on my Golf and the module was one of those that they recommend that you do not scan.

You will need to go into the Airbag controller and clear the DTC's.

If you cannot clear them, I think you will need to check the software coding is correct for the new controller.

If you do not have the software coding, you may be able to obtain information from VAG-COM on the YAHOO.COM newsgroup or from someone with the same model of car.

I seem to recollect that if you fit a new controller the software coding needs to be checked (The DTC's should tell you if this is incorrect).

Hope this is of help

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Posted 05 February 2004 - 18:54

do the following
15-airbag
02-intergate fault
look through faults
05-erase faults
recheck faults to see if erased by going back to -02 intergate fault

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Posted 05 February 2004 - 18:56

you may need to reprograme the new airbag ecu

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Posted 06 February 2004 - 09:16

Thanks guys - I'll give your suggestions a try and let you know how I get on.

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Posted 11 February 2004 - 09:00

do the following
15-airbag
02-intergate fault
look through faults
05-erase faults
recheck faults to see if erased by going back to -02 intergate fault

ade


Thanks for this advice Ade - it was spot on , airbag light now out :)
It took all of 30 seconds to do. How does a main dealer justify £40 - £50 to do it??? - I

'm well on the way to making my vag-com pay for its self.

Note: - I used a secondhand airbag module - this may explain why I didn't need to reprogram it.

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Posted 11 February 2004 - 17:55

glad to be of help mate. :thumbup: