Used airbag module coding. Fixing up a JW that popped the airbags passenger side curtain and seat after going into a ditch. Looking for how to code the module it has the same PN and from same year and body style.
Also wondering what I need to replace. Last edited by bbob; September 7th, at TDI s : dweisel isn't diesel anymore! I redid the driverside and passenger air bags on a wrecked 03 Beetle.
I had an 02 parts Beetle that had the same part number on the air bag controller. So, I used the air bags and controller from the There is no coding required once everything is swapped simply clear the air bag code with VCDS.
In your case you'll need to replace the airbag controller with one with the same number. Then clear without VCDS. That should take care of and I've never done any side air bags. I would assume it also has to be the same part number. TDI s : 3 green did they make another color that year? Hi I bought a B4 with the airbags deployed.
What do you think about sending the car's module to a place that clears the code and fixes the module like Airbag Systems in TX? Resetting the VW modules don't work as far as I know. I looked into this years ago. They are a one shot device.
By the time you would rebuild the module it is far easier to go find another used good one.Read all reviews. Display all pictures.
Reference: AMR. Condition: New. The minimum purchase order quantity for the product is 1. Add to cart. Lifetime Warranty. Is your airbag light on? Crash Data stored? Hard codes?
You are now able to re-use your existing airbag module with our reset service! Your module will be restored back to its factory condition and will not require any additional programming. Internal failure? No Communications? Communications Fault? No Problem! Westfield, MA All impact sensors, seat belts, airbags and even the clockspring is linked to it.
As an computer, the airbag unit read and writes data vital to the proper function of its designated use. During an accident, the airbag module writes crash data and stores it in the memory chip. In addition, the airbags may deploy along with the seat belts and tensioners.
Once this occurs, the airbag light goes off and the airbag module is considered useless, Before, you would toss this "bad" module and purchase a new one from a dealer for hundreds of dollars. We are now able to offer an affordable solution that allows you to re-use your existing module with our programming techniques.
We flash the data stored in your module with OEM factory installed program that makes your module new again.
Our service will allow the module to function like new in the unlikely event of a car accident or crash. Just get in touch with us and we will verify. Airbag Codes We Erase:. An SRS airbag modules, also known as the ECU or the airbag electronic crash unit, is a very important computer found in all cars manufactured after for the U.
It is always working, writing data while communicating with the vehicles engine computer. It is in place to work with and control the entire airbag system in your vehicle. Without an SRS airbag module is is unsafe to operate a motor vehicle and whenever your airbag light is on, you should always check your cars system for fault codes!
Your airbag light may be on due to various reasons and most of the time because of an airbag fault.Recode is used to set various options in a Control Module. There is no other way to "undo" or restore the original values if what you're trying to do doesn't work out.
Some Modules require a valid Login before you can re-code them. Certain other programs always leave a tell-tale WSC when you re-code a module. By default, this will remain unchanged unless you have set up an Importer Number in the Options screen. Up to 20 lines of coding chart data can be included in a Label File.
If there is a chart, it will pop up as a balloon when you click on the Software Coding field:. If it's not correct, the control module should simply refuse to accept it and the coding will remain at Long Coding. This function is needed to Code some control modules especially Gateways in the newest cars which use CAN for diagnostics.
Coding of Slave Modules. On the latest cars, many "slave" modules are codeable.
The coding screens both regular and "long" now present a drop-list of available modules which can be selected for coding:. Battery Coding Assistant For cars which require a replacement battery to be coded in the Battery Regulation module we have added this function:.
Use the [Do It! Use the [Cancel] button to return to the Open Controller Function screen without saving. Shareware Limitation s :. Notes: Some Modules require a valid Login before you can re-code them. The coding screens both regular and "long" now present a drop-list of available modules which can be selected for coding: Battery Coding Assistant For cars which require a replacement battery to be coded in the Battery Regulation module we have added this function: Long Coding Helper is used with applications such as Niels Ezerman's excellent LCode.
Airbag coding suggestions are only available with HEX Interfaces.We are here to save you hundreds of dollars resetting your VW airbag control module ecu and rebuilding your VW seat belts. Even after a minor accident the airbag may not deploy but the seat belts will lock and airbag module will need to be reset because of crash data and crash codes that are stored in the airbag module. MyAirbags will reset your airbag control module back to its original manufacturer state clear of all codes, both soft and hard codes.
Typically, these codes will indicate that there is crash data stored, airbags deployed, communication failure, a full memory, or other airbag, seat belt related issues.
Regardless of which issue these codes are indicating, they require to be sent to MyAirbags for reset because of the crash history and hard codes that are stored in the airbag control module. These codes and crash data will not clear with a diagnostic scanner. Below you will find common airbag codes that can be stored in your airbag control module after your vehicle was in an accident. No additional programming of the VIN is required.
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After an accident or collision, the seat belts will be locked or will no longer work properly. Your seat belts will lock and will not work pull out or retract back in. MyAirbags can rebuild your seat belt and will save you hundreds of dollars on each seat belt. MyAirbags is certified and uses all OEM parts to rebuild seat belts.
So, how do you know that your seat belts are malfunctioning or damaged after a collision? A few common symptoms include:. Click here to start your order! VW SRS Airbag DTC Codes Even after a minor accident the airbag may not deploy but the seat belts will lock and airbag module will need to be reset because of crash data and crash codes that are stored in the airbag module.
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Our services are easy to use and will save you hundreds!Ross-Tech is not responsible for any damage or problems that may result from following these instructions. They are to be used at your own risk. As always, you should refer to a Factory Repair Manual for your vehicle! Due to liability concerns, Ross Tech does not offer assistance for installing used airbag components.
When airbags have deployed and there is permanent crash data stored, which cannot be cleared conventionally by clicking [Clear Codes ]the airbag controller must be replaced. They have an electro-mechanical switch that deploys the airbags, somewhat like the hammer and trigger on a gun, it cannot be "recocked" and you should stay far away from any people or companies who claim to be able to "reset" a used airbag controller. Refer to the Diagnostic Procedures page and select the chassis type for additional information including Component Protection, Coding and Parameterization notes!
Disclaimer: We cannot guarantee that the coding which VCDS may suggest will be correct, but there should be no harm in trying it. If it's not correct, the control module should simply refuse to accept it and the coding will remain at all zero coding. Airbag modules may be Short Coded or Long Coded depending on the installed system. After the new suggested coding is entered verify that a non zero WSC WorkShop Code value is entered as shown with the value above.
If the existing WSC is all zeros, you may need to enter a valid code before the module will accept the new coding - anything non-zero like should work for the WSC.
After you exit out of the Airbag Controller, cycle the ignition off and back on, and go back into it, the Software Coding field should show If the existing values are all zeros, you may need to enter a valid codes before the module will accept the new coding - anything non-zero like should work.
To find the coding, you'll need the "complete" part number for the new Airbag module, which can be found on:. The user would type 5H in based on the part number found on the invoice and click [Suggest].Fix Your Volkswagen Airbag Light! (For Codes 01217 and 01218)
This page has replaced the original "Airbag Controller Coding" page which was revised on April 3rd, Jump to: navigationsearch. Always save a complete [Auto-Scan ] prior to removing the original Airbag controller. Any problems with crash sensors, airbags or igniters should be repaired before trying to install and code a new controller.
The Airbag module must be bolted properly to the floor with sufficient battery voltage present before attempting to communicate with or code a new module. Category : Tech Tips. Navigation menu. Tools Log in.There are NO clever tweaks or changes for airbag module coding. You may need to set your VCDS with a workshop code such as before trying to code an airbag module.
By default VCDS workshop code is set as Cars are great places to be in a thunderstorm. Thanks to modern upholstery and modern clothes you generate a lot of static electricity just sitting in a car. Electronic shops sell earth wrist bands for this. It is worth buying one for your safety and the safety of the airbag modules. The wrist band must attach to a metal object outside of the car which is earthed.
An old copper pipe banged into the ground is ideal. You have two choices. A repair does have many advantages. A qualified repairer can remove the airbag module data and recode flash with new data.
In theory this leaves the airbag control module as good as new. It should be returned to you, pre-coded and ready to fit. No extra coding needed.
VW recommend you fit a new airbag control module. It may not interface with the old airbags etc in the car. You may have to change all of them to match the new airbag controller. Use the VIN and old airbag control module part number to buy a new airbag control module from Dealer.
Fit a new airbag control module. New module has factory set coding of Code the new control module with old code. In an ideal world that would work.
Coding depends on the index colour code of the airbag control module. This is part of the Part Number. Search this site.
Navigation HOME. B5 CCM Wiring. New module has factory set coding of Code the new control module with old code.Recode is used to set various options in a Control Module.
There is no other way to "undo" or restore the original values if what you're trying to do doesn't work out. Some Modules require a valid Login before you can re-code them.
Certain other programs always leave a tell-tale WSC when you re-code a module. By default, this will remain unchanged unless you have set up an Importer Number in the Options screen. Up to 20 lines of coding chart data can be included in a Label File. This data is shown in a balloon on the coding screen. VCDS can show coding "charts" when appropriate information is available in a Label File for the control module in question. A balloon will appear after a few seconds if the Label File contains the appropriate information:.
Coding of Slave Modules. On the latest cars, many "slave" modules are codeable. The coding screens both regular and "long" will present a drop-list of available modules which can be selected for coding:.
This function is available in all Gateways that support an Installation list and is explained on the Installation List Page. Long Coding. This function is needed to Code some control modules in the newest cars which use CAN for diagnostics. Soft reset can be checked to prompt the control module to "reboot" itself after the change has been made.
In some cases this or cycling the ignition is needed in certain UDS modules before changes take effect. Click on each of the Byte numbers in row 3 and you'll see the selectable options below. Check or Un-check the boxes for the desired results. In some cases, there will be a drop-down menu that assigns the correct bits for more complex operations that require multiple bits to be changed.