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Audi Q3: Airbag Adapter, Connecting and Disconnecting

Audi Q3 (8U) 2011-2018 Service Manual / Body / Body Interior / Seat Frames / Airbag Adapter, Connecting and Disconnecting

Connectors, Disconnecting and Connecting at Connector Station

Connector assignment. Refer to → Wiring diagrams, Troubleshooting & Component locations.

  Note

The connector station is located in the vehicle floor sill panel under the front seat area.

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Airbag Lockout Adapter -VAS6282-

Disconnecting

  WARNING

Follow all safety precautions when working with pyrotechnic components. Refer to → Chapter "Pyrotechnic Components Safety Precautions".

- Push the headrest into the lowest position.

- Move the front seat all the way to the rear and then into its highest position.

- Disconnect the battery ground cable with the ignition turned on. Refer to → Electrical Equipment; Rep. Gr.27; Battery; Battery, Disconnecting and Connecting.

- Fold up the section of the carpet.

1 - Side Airbag

2 - Seat Belt Latch

3 - Seat adjustment voltage supply

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- Open the cable holder -A- for the modular wiring routing with a screwdriver and remove the corrugated tube -B-.

  Note

The number of connectors may vary depending on equipment. The description shows the version with the most equipment possible.

  WARNING

Before handling pyrotechnic components (for example, disconnecting the connector), the person handling it must "discharge static electricity". This can be done by touching the door striker, for example.

- Disconnect side airbag electrical harness connector -1- by releasing retaining tabs.

- Connect the Airbag Lockout Adapter -VAS6282- to the side airbag connector. Refer to → Chapter "Airbag Adapter, Connecting and Disconnecting".

- Disconnect belt latch electrical harness connector -2- by releasing retaining tabs.

- Disconnect seat heater voltage supply electrical harness connector -3- by releasing retaining tabs.

Connection

  WARNING

  • Follow all safety precautions when working with pyrotechnic components. Refer to → Chapter "Pyrotechnic Components Safety Precautions".
  • Before handling pyrotechnic components (for example, connecting the connector), the person handling it must "discharge static electricity". This can be done by touching the door striker, for example.

Connecting the electrical wiring harnesses happens in reverse order, noting the following:

  Note

Make sure the connectors are installed correctly and are secure.

  WARNING

Ignition must be on when connecting battery. If pyrotechnic components (for example, airbag, belt tensioner) are not repaired correctly, they may deploy unintentionally after connecting battery. There must not be anyone inside the vehicle when connecting the battery.

- Connect the battery ground cable with the ignition turned on. Refer to → Electrical Equipment; Rep. Gr.27; Battery; Battery, Disconnecting and Connecting.

  Note

If the Airbag Indicator Lamp -K75- indicates a fault, check the DTC memory, erase it and check it again using the Vehicle Diagnostic Tester.

Airbag Adapter, Connecting and Disconnecting

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Airbag Lockout Adapter -VAS6282-

Disconnecting the airbag connector

  WARNING

  • Follow all safety precautions when working with pyrotechnic components. Refer to → Chapter "Pyrotechnic Components Safety Precautions".
  • Before handling pyrotechnic components (for example, disconnecting the connector), the person handling it must "discharge static electricity". This can be done by touching the door striker, for example.

- Disconnect side airbag electrical harness connector. Refer to → Chapter "Connectors, Disconnecting and Connecting at Connector Station".

- Connect the Airbag Lockout Adapter -VAS6282- to the side airbag connector.

  Caution

The Airbag Lockout Adapter -VAS6282- must stay connected to seat until seat is installed again.

  Note

Ensure airbag adapter engages correctly.

Airbag Connector, Connecting

Connecting the airbag wiring harnesses happens in reverse order, noting the following:

  WARNING

  • Follow all safety precautions when working with pyrotechnic components. Refer to → Chapter "Pyrotechnic Components Safety Precautions".
  • Before handling pyrotechnic components (for example, connecting the connector), the person handling it must "discharge static electricity". This can be done by touching the door striker, for example.

  Note

Make sure the connectors are installed correctly and are secure.

  WARNING

Ignition must be on when connecting battery. If pyrotechnic components (for example, airbag, belt tensioner) are not repaired correctly, they may deploy unintentionally after connecting battery. There must not be anyone inside the vehicle when connecting the battery.

- Connect the battery ground cable with the ignition turned on. Refer to → Electrical Equipment; Rep. Gr.27; Battery; Battery, Disconnecting and Connecting.

  Note

If the Airbag Indicator Lamp -K75- indicates a fault, check the DTC memory, erase it and check it again using the Vehicle Diagnostic Tester.

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