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Title: Vw Sharan Dashboard flickers
Post by: Mihkel Ader on January 10, 2017, 04:22:23 PM
So i have a 1998 1.9tdi sharan,i turned off the ignition and left the key inside and the dashboard and interior lights started flickering and i could smell a bit of smoke but nothing was smoking and it started right up? Does anyone know anything?
Title: Re: Vw Sharan Dashboard flickers
Post by: Mihkel Ader on January 10, 2017, 04:24:26 PM
I also unplugged the negative terminal on the battery before leaving the car.
Title: Re: Vw Sharan Dashboard flickers
Post by: insanitybeard on January 10, 2017, 07:25:56 PM
Sounds like some kind of electrical short, without knowing what the source of the smoke was it's impossible to give much more advice other than keep a close eye on it, the last thing you want to happen is for it to progress and cause a vehicle fire!
Title: Re: Vw Sharan Dashboard flickers
Post by: Mihkel Ader on January 10, 2017, 08:19:14 PM
Now i tried and it reads no fault codes or anything , no smoke smell but when you turn on your lights the airbag light flashes for a second?
Title: Re: Vw Sharan Dashboard flickers
Post by: Mirez on January 10, 2017, 09:27:49 PM
100% sure it's the airbag light?
The SRS system is completely independent of all other circuits by design so for that light to be coming on would indicate a problem with the cluser itself.
Title: Re: Vw Sharan Dashboard flickers
Post by: Mihkel Ader on January 11, 2017, 02:45:56 PM
Fully sure its the airbag light and it doesnt blink like it should as red but like half faded