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Airbag light

Hi there... I have been browsing the internet and have seen mixed responses to my question, so I just wondered if anyone with some technical knowledge could help me.

I have an audi a4 avant (2003 reg), and recently my airbag light came on, I didnt notice when but I went to a garage and they turned it off. Then stupidly I was driving and I slid my seat forwards slightly and set the light off again. Then the diagnostic now throws up a code (I can't remember it now, but it was to do with high resistance drivers side airbag...)... I have seen mixed feedback on how to fix this, some say disconnect the connector under the seat, others say that will set off the airbag etc etc....

I just wondered if it was better I took it to a garage and asked them to do it for me, or whether it was something I could do myself??

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hey katie,

what you describe is a common problem with these cars. there's a yellow connector under the drivers seat and the passenger seat that can come loose after moving the seats forward or back too many times...

Some people take zip ties and zip the connectors together really hard to prevent them from coming loose. The proper fix is to cut the connector out and hardwire the cables together....

pls see: DIY: B6/B7 Airbag light (Audi TS)

my car has had the connector cut out, and months later the airbag light came up again - i jiggled the cables and was able to remove the code with vag com. You won't be able to remove the code without vag com, and all your airbags are disabled when that light is on....
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hi there thank you for reply.

Is there any possibility that if you disconnect the the connector and reset it (the garage would do that), that it could clear the fault?? Even just temporarily?

I have read various opinions on this.

Thank you very much

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As far as i know you simply can't disconnect it and clear the code - the fault will still show up. There is a way to disconnect the wires and disable that specific airbag, but that's your call. I would simply have it fixed. Talk to your local audi dealership. its a known problem and they may fix it for next to nothing.
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