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Airbag Fault / Coms Unit


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Posted 04 January 2010 - 10:42 PM

I have located a replacement coms unit as mine is faulty and showing "Airbag fault"
How easy is this to fit ?? Any special tools needed ?? Does the replacement unit need to be configured ??
Info' on above would be gratefully received.

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Posted 05 January 2010 - 12:48 AM

should be a straight swap. worst bit is removing the air bag. remove the cowls then you need to prise the clips back through the holes in the back of the steering wheel to release it. 50 torx to remove the steering wheel, remove the plugs from the back of the comms and then loosen the 10mm bolt on the collar of the comms that sits round the top of the steering column then lift the lugs on each side and it slides off. be careful when you remove the plugs. i use a right angle pick to push the clip back and the plug pulls out easy, no need to force. if your car has esp the car the comms was removed from will also have to have it. if so you will need the steering wheel angle sensor reset at a dealer.
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Posted 05 January 2010 - 09:16 PM

should be a straight swap. worst bit is removing the air bag. remove the cowls then you need to prise the clips back through the holes in the back of the steering wheel to release it. 50 torx to remove the steering wheel, remove the plugs from the back of the comms and then loosen the 10mm bolt on the collar of the comms that sits round the top of the steering column then lift the lugs on each side and it slides off. be careful when you remove the plugs. i use a right angle pick to push the clip back and the plug pulls out easy, no need to force. if your car has esp the car the comms was removed from will also have to have it. if so you will need the steering wheel angle sensor reset at a dealer.

Thanks for reply , I'm fairly sure that my car hasn't got esp but how would you know ?

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 01:42 AM

it would have a button on the dash to disable it.
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Posted 06 January 2010 - 08:40 PM

it would have a button on the dash to disable it.

It definatly hasn't got one then .
Thanks for your help.
Jack.