Airbag light on

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dilyanyordanov
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Airbag light on

Post by dilyanyordanov » Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:05 pm

Hi guys,

I recently purchased my 2008 rs6 c6. I had an airbag light on when I purchased it and the error from the health check report is B10001A Driver Airbag Igniter - Resistance Too Low. I searched the forum but there aren't a lot of topics with this error. Does this mean there is a short circuit somewhere. I found most people look under the seat to check the cable connector or am I mistaken ?

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Jim Haseltine
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Re: Airbag light on

Post by Jim Haseltine » Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:29 pm

ISTR that "Driver Airbag" means the steering wheel airbag so I doubt that any connections under the seat would be involved. Resistance too low would indicate a short circuit - resistance too high would be a break in the cables. Unless you know what you're doing don't mess with it yourself - an airbag is an explosive device and there are procedures you need to follow to ensure that it doesn't get triggered by accident.
The problem could be in a connector, could be in the loom or could be in the bag circuitry itself. Tests of airbags seem simple but have to be done correctly, even connecting a meter the wrong way around will set off a bag. PLEASE DO NOT ATTEMPT TO FIX THIS BY YOURSELF.

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Re: Airbag light on

Post by dilyanyordanov » Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:02 am

Thanks...I definitely wouldn't try it... The previous owner has changed the steering wheel to alcantara one ,so i was actually wondering if they had done anything wrong when disconnecting/connecting the steering wheel again.
Thanks for the input.

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Re: Airbag light on

Post by Jim Haseltine » Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:32 am

Ah, well as you've got a clue like that, try clearing the code before you do anything else.
Airbag/SRS codes are non-volatile so once set have to be cleared manually when the cause has been dealt with. This can be a pain as often you'll need a specialist reader which can access the SRS ecu. VCDS does it of course but the £10 things you can pick up just about anywhere won't touch them.

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