View Full Version : AirBag light help pleasee!

11-16-2006, 04:41 PM
I have a friend whose car has the airbag light going off. Is there a way to turn it off? She is trading her car in, and doesnt want the aibag light on when it goes in. Like clear a CEL code, it eventually comes back. Thanks in advance!!

11-16-2006, 05:14 PM
vag com

11-16-2006, 05:59 PM
yeah try vag could just be a fuse but most likely not

11-16-2006, 06:33 PM
i know its not the fuse. if i reset the code or reset the ecu would that work temporarily?

11-16-2006, 06:37 PM
If it's a sporadic fault it will work, but the airbag system does a self test every time you turn the key.

11-16-2006, 06:41 PM
mine came on a while back and i cleared it with my vag. hasn't come back since. and that was at least 4 months ago..

there shouldn't be anything wrong with the airbag. just the connectors get loose, bumped, or dirty- you'll find out which one's when you get the code. they are ususally the ones under the seat

ice cream man
11-16-2006, 06:43 PM
electric tape over the light? (did it in my friends spec v for cel)

11-16-2006, 07:48 PM
i could do that. but her dealer said she needs a new airbag. they are notorious for selling things she doesnt need. shes a girl so they try to take advantage im sure.
ill try to locate a vag com for her, if not a simple clear wont work?

11-16-2006, 08:00 PM
well it will but like quicky said, the ecu does a self test of the airbag everytime the key is turned on.

11-16-2006, 08:46 PM
yea maybe just do an ecu reset right before the trade in lol