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Old November 19th, 2003, 07:30   #3
Dave_D
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Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Gaithersburg, MD, USA
Default AirBag warning light stays on

I also had a similar problem with my 1999.5 Jetta. Tom Walker was kind enough to pull the code for me, which indicated a short to ground in the driver's side seat belt tensioner igniter. I pulled the pillar cover and disconnected the connector there and checked the igniter with a multimeter. I reassembled the connector and put the pillar cover back on. This didn't correct the air-bag light. Several weeks later I picked up the VAG-COM interface and the pulled the code from the air-bag controller again and cleared it. It stayed clear, so it appears that the problem was in the connector.

Get someone with a VAG-COM to pull the code from the air bag controller and check out whatever it indicates. Your problem might simply be a poor connection like mine was. A VAG-COM or equivalent is essential to correcting your problem.
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