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#1 C5Arthur

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Posted 18 July 2008 - 05:02 PM

My C5 started giving 'faulty airbag' warnings on a regular basis. Local Citroen dealer has identified (having tried a 'Mod to the connectors' with no success) that I require replacement of a computer known as coms 2000, at 450.

Anyone with this experience? Garage are unable (unwilling) to commit as to whether the airbags are really non operational or this is merely a fault with the system installed to test them. Anyone got any inside information?
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Posted 18 July 2008 - 05:15 PM

your Citroen dealer is taking the P what was the fault code? flashing SRS (air bags ) means passenger air bag turned off and a common fault with the xantia because of the key in the center console gives false data

because of dirty contacts in the switch due to coffee/sex/booze or lending it out to a fiend lol
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Posted 18 July 2008 - 05:41 PM

your Citroen dealer is taking the P what was the fault code? flashing SRS (air bags ) means passenger air bag turned off and a common fault with the xantia because of the key in the center console gives false data because of dirty contacts in the switch due to coffee/sex/booze or lending it out to a fiend lol



It does not appear related to the passenger airbag switch: if I turn that, I get a different message telling me that the passenger airbag is switched off
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Posted 18 July 2008 - 06:03 PM

ok this is only a guide, did you hover the interior out prior to the fault - did you remove a seat without removing the SRS connection/ did you do any work on the engine with the battery disconnected
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Posted 18 July 2008 - 06:19 PM

ok this is only a guide, did you hover the interior out prior to the fault - did you remove a seat without removing the SRS connection/ did you do any work on the engine with the battery disconnected



No - and today the garage have had the carpets up to check the cable connections, with no resolution.
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Posted 18 July 2008 - 06:31 PM

what sort of garage doesn't have the right diagnostic tools this is unbelivable the code reader would have sniffed it out in no time and identify the offending item because everything has a fault code even the SRS computer/ECU
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Posted 19 July 2008 - 08:46 AM

what sort of garage doesn't have the right diagnostic tools this is unbelivable the code reader would have sniffed it out in no time and identify the offending item because everything has a fault code even the SRS computer/ECU

Hi its a faulty comms unit very common fault your best bet is to just learn to live with it or try local breakers but youl probally find that almost every secondhand one will have the airbag fault on it.
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Posted 19 July 2008 - 10:33 AM

Hi its a faulty comms unit very common fault your best bet is to just learn to live with it or try local breakers but youl probally find that almost every secondhand one will have the airbag fault on it.



Many thanks
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