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Title: airbag light
Post by: leslie on April 08, 2020, 10:25:00 AM
Hi   i live in spain  my seat alhambra 1999 2lt auto  mk1 came into spain in 2001 from belgium  a have a problem with the airbag light it stays on i tried  you tube and google but not been able to turn it off can anyone help please, also i can not read my hand book as it is not in english any one got one i can have, i also have a Haynes manual  for a ford galaxy 1995 to 2000  pet/diesel  i would swop for some form of manual for my alhambra
Regards Les :) :
Title: Re: airbag light
Post by: johnnyroper on April 08, 2020, 07:30:46 PM
You will only be able to clear an airbag code with the diagnostic software even if you have fixed the fault which caused it.
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Title: Re: airbag light
Post by: brianh on April 08, 2020, 09:23:13 PM
VCDS lite and a suitable cable will let you find what the fault is and clear it, but unless its fixed as said above it will come back again. Most likely is a fault indicated with the drivers airbag, which would be the clockspring usually. VCDS lead can be found on ebay over here fairly cheaply, suggest you start with that. Read the fault codes and then look on here if your not sure what it means, something mentioing drivers igniter and intermittent is likely a clock spring issue. Given its the only part of the system that moves, and your dealing with a part potentially 21 years old, its likely going to be that. Might be lucky and find its something else thats not plugged in and can be fixed easily though, till you get the lead nothing more you can do about it.

I don't think a Haynes manual for the petrol Seat/VW models exists, even for the mk2 models. Most apart from the engine is the same anyway. I don't think the petrol Seats were particually common in the UK, most of the models would have been the diesel ones or the Ford petrols (which as your probabbly already aware are a completely different engine to the Seat/VW petrol ones). Was there something specific you wanted to know about? Fuseboard layouts are in the reference section here