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Black box under passenger seat and limp mode

Discussion in 'Altea - includes XL and Freetrack' started by Gary Miller, Jul 3, 2019.

  1. Gary Miller

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    Hi folks,

    New to the site. I have owned my Altea ecomotive for a few months now, I have been looking to see if my car is fitted with bluetooth as stated by the dealer and the fact that it has a M.F steering wheel, but I can't pick anything up. There is a black box under the passenger seat which I thought may be the module, can anyone confirm if that is correct? Or can you tell me what this is for? Also, I have been having weird startup issues the last few days, it starts up in limp mode which I know can be a turbo or throttle body issue amongst others, after stopping and turning off and on all is good for the rest of the day, any advice on this?

    TIA
     
  2. supersticky

    supersticky Active Member

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    Black box could be the airbag crash sensor bud. Well it is on my leon

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  3. Gary Miller

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    Cheers bud, I unplugged it and now the air bag warning light is on, doh!
     
  4. supersticky

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    "O no"

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  5. Gary Miller

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    Doing that a bigger problem than getting it reset with vagcom?
     
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    No vag com or vcds (even lite) will reset it bud.

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  7. Gary Miller

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    What do you think will sort it bud?
     
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    Here is a pic of the box bud, this is what I unplugged 20190703_113452.jpg
     
  9. supersticky

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    Pretty sure it's the airbag control unit, will need to use vcds or vagcom to clear it.

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  10. robint

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    Unless you have a lartge multi function screen where the fuel and temperature guage are =i.e the screen goes from top to bottom of the dial and the gauges are at each side then bluetooth is not fitted as standard into the car. If you have bluetooth it works easily and well.......
     

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