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Old October 26th, 2005, 11:52   #1
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: TX
TDI(s): A3,98,white
Fuel Economy: 45
Default 0588 Airbag Igniter - Resistance to High

I have a 98 Jetta TDI.
I had someone change out the ignition switch and after they did that I have the dash light on my airbag on. I figured they probably tested the ignition switch with the airbag uninstalled which probably tripped the code. I have never had a wreck or anything.
I can clear the code with the vag com but the light won't go out and the error returns ##$%#$!!

What does this mean, and what can I do to clear the light on the panel. I need to get my car inspected.

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Old November 11th, 2006, 10:54   #2
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Richmond, BC
TDI(s): 2000 A4

I also have a 00588 error code for my driver side airbag (Air-bag Ignition Circuit - Driver Side-N95 or Airbag Igniter: Driver Side(N95)) in a 2000 Jetta TDI. Anyone know of anything I should ask the mechanic to look for? I'm hoping I can find a mechanic who knows more than I do (shouldn't be too difficult - I don't know anything . The airbag was removed when a new alarm was installed, and then a second mechanic found the connector for the airbag was not connected properly (can't imagine how this could happen). Haven't taken the airbag off, but it looks easy according to the Bentley manual.
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Old November 11th, 2006, 11:51   #3
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Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: SWITZERLAND -Lugano
TDI(s): GOLF 5

The manual say :

Airbag igniter -
driver's side -N95-

Faulty wiring or connections

Resolution : Replace faulty wiring or

Replace driver's airbag -

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