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    Thread: Building a Street Prepared Mk1 TT

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      02-13-2012 03:13 PM #141
      Quote Originally Posted by stripethree View Post
      I don't have a VAGCOM there are just enough floating around locally that it's easy to get the car scanned by someone. I don't know what else would trigger the light as it was not on before the seat install.

      I figured that it is probably just not a good connection and that I have to fiddle with it. As simple as this is, my history with messing with the electronics on this car isn't stellar so I figured I'd see what bonehead mistake I might have made. Thanks for the helpful reply!
      Are you using the stock seatbelt receptors with your new (aftermarket?) seats? A disconnected seatbelt receptor will turn on the airbag light as well. Keep in mind that using a VAG-COM is the only way to actually clear an airbag light, you have to go into the airbag module and clear all faults. You can't just do a general code clear or disconnect the battery to get it off.

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      02-13-2012 04:34 PM #142
      Quote Originally Posted by 4ceFed4 View Post
      Are you using the stock seatbelt receptors with your new (aftermarket?) seats? A disconnected seatbelt receptor will turn on the airbag light as well.
      Yup

      Quote Originally Posted by 4ceFed4 View Post
      Keep in mind that using a VAG-COM is the only way to actually clear an airbag light, you have to go into the airbag module and clear all faults. You can't just do a general code clear or disconnect the battery to get it off.
      Yup, that's what was tried, clearing the code through the airbag module. Code returned immediately.

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      02-20-2012 10:57 AM #143
      Fixed! Hooray for no airbag light.

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