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Old February 26th, 2011, 01:28   #1
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Default VW Passat Driver side crash sensor-full with Water


I have problems with my VW Passat (97,1,9 TDI) the aribag light is on! I check't that via Vag-com and I got a error code 1221 36-10, thats the fault code for Driver side crash sensor- It was full with Water (very offen problem with 3B5 Passat).

I read that it is Possible to shut off the Side Airbag Via 4,6 Ohm resistor-It is possible to shut off the Crash sensor Fault, with a resistor?
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Old February 26th, 2011, 09:58   #2
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I get the air bag light when my battery is disconnected until I clear it with VCDS. Where is the sensor so I can check and see if mine is soaked too?

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Old February 26th, 2011, 20:09   #3
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Our 97 Passat do not have side aibags; they were B4 until 97 and became B5 in 98. Europe got the B5 before NA.
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Old February 27th, 2011, 01:13   #4
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The Crash sensor is located under the Driver seat! And I have a 97 Passat and they have Seat aribags (but I am from Europa)
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Old February 27th, 2011, 01:18   #5
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In europe a 97 Passat is a B5. The sensors live under the carpet, bolted to a small bracket attached to the bottom inside of the floor pan.

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