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VW MKIV-A4 TDIs (VE and PD) This is a general discussion about A4/MkIV Jetta (99.5-~2005), Golf(99.5-2006), and New Beetle(98-2006). Both VE and PD engines are covered here.

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Old February 8th, 2008, 14:31   #1
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Default Airbag light on... can someone in MA help me reset it?

My inspection expired in January on my 01 Golf TDI and my airbag light is on and needs to get cleared.

Does anyone in Mass know if I can pass the inspection in the airbag light on? I know they don't do an emissions test.

Can someone nearby in MA with the new Vag-Com help me reset it?
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Old February 8th, 2008, 15:58   #2
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No. It's safety related. Before emissions, we called it a "safety inspection". Still applies.
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Old February 9th, 2008, 06:42   #3
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Hmm.. that stinks. Is there anyone in/around Mass that has the new Ross-Tech connector and the new Vag-Com software? I don't want to have to go to the dealer for such a trivial thing as resetting my airbag light. I don't know how much it would cost to do that.

I believe it just came on because I was replacing a fuse.
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Old February 9th, 2008, 06:44   #4
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tbone, can you remove the bulb?
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Old February 9th, 2008, 06:46   #5
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tbone, can you remove the bulb?
....but I still won't have any Air bag functionality though. but this might be a good quick fix for inspection. I am so used to my Volvo...how easy is it to get the bulb out behind the cluster? is there a write-up?
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Old February 9th, 2008, 06:52   #6
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Not on an Mk4 car, it's a soldered LED. Can't find someone local with a vag-com and see why it's on?

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Old February 9th, 2008, 06:53   #7
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Not on an Mk4 car, it's a soldered LED. Can't find someone local with a vag-com and see why it's on?

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I am trying to find someone local with the new connector but haven't been successful. Hopefully some can see this thread and help me out. I never go to the dealer, I do all work myself. If I had a laptop, I would by a Vagcom, but I don't have one.
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I am trying to find someone local with the new connector but haven't been successful. Hopefully some can see this thread and help me out. I never go to the dealer, I do all work myself. If I had a laptop, I would by a Vagcom, but I don't have one.

What do you mean "new connector"??

I've got VAG-COM.... but only come to Franklin a few times a year.

If you buy the VAG-COM... you can borrow ANY friends laptop and download the software at www.ross-tech.com then use your cable. A GREAT convenience change they did a while back.
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What do you mean "new connector"??

I've got VAG-COM.... but only come to Franklin a few times a year.

If you buy the VAG-COM... you can borrow ANY friends laptop and download the software at www.ross-tech.com then use your cable. A GREAT convenience change they did a while back.
I guess only the newer cables along with the new software will not screw up your airbag module when connecting to it.

I think can get the Key-USB interface for $250, that should work.
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Start a post in the Eastern USA section. You may have to travel a little bit but there are a number of vag-coms near by.
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Start a post in the Eastern USA section. You may have to travel a little bit but there are a number of vag-coms near by.
Do you have one?
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I don't, but I know there are many helpfully people in MA/RI/NH that will help out.
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  1. The airbag light is on in my vehicle, am I going to fail inspection?

    No, airbags are not part of the state inspection. We do, however, recommend that you have your vehicle checked if the airbag light is on. For more information about airbags and airbag safety, CLICK HERE.
  2. My Anti-lock brake light is on, am I going to fail inspection?

    No, anti-lock brakes are not part of the state inspection. If the brake light is on, indicating a failure in the hydraulic braking system, you will be failed. This indicates a serious condition which must be checked immediately. The anti-lock brake light indicates a problem with that specific feature of your braking system. We do, however, suggest you have the brakes checked as soon as possible.
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Old February 19th, 2008, 07:32   #15
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tbone's car is on the road and sporting a contemporary 2008-09 MA inspection sticker
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