Airbag warning after battery disconnect

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  1. Andyg1978

    Andyg1978 Full Member

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    Hi all

    I had to replace my battery over the weekend, stupidly let my niece and nephew play in my car and hadn't noticed they had left the interior light on.
    Put the battery back and all is ok, well a lot of warning lights that will go away when driven, but I now have an airbag warning. This was not present before the battery died so I'm hoping it just needs reset.
    What would I need to reset the light, I know a standard OBDII reader will not work?
    Or any advice on who to take it to in Edinburgh?

    Ta
     
  2. Rusty2k

    Rusty2k Full Member

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    Have you checked the position of the key switch for the passenger airbag?
     
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  3. Andyg1978

    Andyg1978 Full Member

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    It's blanked out in mine. The place where it would normally be is blanked out. Checked my manual and it turns out that some cars (mine included) you can't disable the passenger airbag via the key.
     
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  4. LeonDood

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    I think you would need VCDS to remove that warning, had mine done last week.
     
  5. Andyg1978

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    Thanks,
    Looking at a canbus kit on ebay that should be able to reset it.
    Still confused as to why it happened - but hey ho.........
     

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