Volkswagen Cars 2000-05

Arming The System

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  1. Connect the positive battery cable.
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  3. Stand outside the vehicle and carefully turn the ignition to the RUN position. Be sure that no part of your body is in front of the air bag module on the steering wheel, to prevent injury in case of an accidental air bag deployment.
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  5. Connect the negative battery cable.
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CAUTION
Ensure that no one is inside the vehicle upon installation of the negative battery cable.

  1. Ensure the air bag indicator light turns off after approximately 6 seconds. If the light does not illuminate at all, does not turn off, or starts to flash, have the system tested by a qualified automotive technician. If the light does turn off after 6 seconds and does not flash, the SRS is working properly.
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  1. Place the ignition switch in the OFF position.
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  3. Attach the sensors, the steering column connector and the seat belt tensioner connectors.
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  5. Place the ignition switch in the ON position.
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  7. Connect the negative battery terminal.
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CAUTION
When turning the ignition switch ON and OFF, do not access the ignition switch by reaching through the steering wheel. Keep a safe distance between the steering wheel. Do NOT allow any loose objects near the air bag unit(s) when turning the ignition ON.

  1. Check the warning light operation by turning the ignition switch to the OFF position, then, turn the ignition switch to the ON position. Check that the SRS air bag light illuminates for 6 seconds and extinguishes. If it illuminates in any other pattern, check the components and their connections for proper operation and recheck the operation of the warning light.
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To avoid personal injury when working on vehicles equipped with an air bag, the negative battery cable must be disconnected before working on the system. Failure to do so may result in deployment of the air bag.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section .
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  3. To arm the system, connect the negative battery cable.
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