Audi Q3 Owners & Service Manuals

Audi Q3: Driver Side Airbag

Overview - Driver Side Airbag

Audi Q3. Overview - Driver Side Airbag

1 - Locking Bracket

  • Use a T25 TORX screwdriver, approximately 100 mm long

2 - Steering Column Electronics Control Module -J527-

  • With Airbag Spiral Spring/Return Spring with Slip Ring -F138- and Steering Angle Sensor -G85-
  • Removing and installing. Refer to → Electrical Equipment; Rep. Gr.94; Steering Column Switch Module; Steering Column Electronics Control ModuleJ527, Removing and Installing.

3 - 4-spoke Steering Wheel

  • Equipment levels
  • Removing and Installing. Refer to → Suspension, Wheels, Steering; Rep. Gr.48; Steering Wheel; Steering Wheel, Removing and Installing.

4 - Wiring Set

  • For Driver Airbag Igniter -N95-
  • Replacing. Refer to → Chapter "Airbag Connector, Replacing".
  • Press in to secure in the pockets on the steering wheel.

5 - Driver Side Airbag

  • with Driver Airbag Igniter -N95-

  WARNING

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

  • Removing and installing. Refer to → Chapter "Airbag Unit with Igniter, Removing and Installing".

6 - Bolt

  • Tightening specification. Refer to → Suspension, Wheels, Steering; Rep. Gr.48; Overview- Steering Wheel.

7 - 3-Spoke-Steering Wheel

  • Equipment levels
  • Removing and Installing. Refer to → Suspension, Wheels, Steering; Rep. Gr.48; Steering Wheel; Steering Wheel, Removing and Installing.

8 - Wiring Set

  • For Driver Airbag Igniter -N95-
  • Replacing. Refer to → Chapter "Airbag Connector, Replacing".
  • Press in to secure in the pockets on the steering wheel.

9 - Driver Side Airbag

  • with Driver Airbag Igniter -N95-

  WARNING

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

  • Removing and installing. Refer to → Chapter "Airbag Unit with Igniter, Removing and Installing".

10 - Bolt

  • Tightening specification. Refer to → Suspension, Wheels, Steering; Rep. Gr.48; Overview- Steering Wheel.

Airbag Unit with Igniter, Removing and Installing

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • TORX screwdriver T25, approximately 100 mm long, commercially available

Removing

  WARNING

  • Follow all safety precautions when working with pyrotechnic components. Refer to → Chapter "Pyrotechnic Components Safety Precautions".
  • Follow all regulations when disposing of pyrotechnic components. Refer to → Chapter "Airbag, Belt Tensioner and Battery Cut-Out Units, Storing, Transporting and Disposing".

- Move the steering wheel as far down as possible.

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

- Turn the steering wheel so the opening on the rear side of it faces upward. This is approximately the 12:00 position.

- Releases the locking bracket -1- for the driver side airbag -2--arrows-. Use a T25 TORX screwdriver, approximately 100 mm long.

  Note

Electrical wires can be damaged with a flat-head screwdriver.

- Turn the steering wheel 180º and repeat the procedure on the opposite side.

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- Bring the steering wheel back into the center (wheels are straight).

  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.

- Remove the driver side airbag -3- from the steering wheel slightly.

- Pull out the connector lock -2--arrow- and press it down, disconnect the connector -1-.

- Vehicles with a multifunction and Tiptronic steering wheel: Disconnect the connector.

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  WARNING

Set the airbag down so the impact cushion faces upward.

Installing

  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.

Install in reverse order of removal. Note the following:

  Note

  • Make sure the connectors are installed correctly and are secure.
  • Make sure the wires do not get caught.

- Connect the spiral spring electrical connector with the airbag connector coupling on the coil connector with slip ring.

- Press in harness connector to secure in the pockets on the steering wheel.

- Position driver airbag in the steering wheel and press on it until it audibly engages.

  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.

- Check and erase the airbag control module DTC memory so that faults can be stored when the connectors are disconnected. Refer to → Vehicle diagnostic tester.

Installation notes, for example tightening specifications, replacing components. Refer to → Chapter "Overview - Driver Side Airbag".

Airbag Connector, Replacing

Removing

  WARNING

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

- Remove the driver side airbag. Refer to → Chapter "Airbag Unit with Igniter, Removing and Installing".

Vehicles with a 3-spoke steering wheel:

  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.

- Release the retaining tabs in order to disconnect the connectors -1-, -2-, -4- and -6-.

- Disconnect the connector -3- from the adapter and -5- for the Driver Airbag Igniter -N95-.

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- To do so, release the connector lock -2- with a small screwdriver -arrow- and disconnect the connector -1-.

- Disengage and remove the wiring harness from the brackets.

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Versions with 4-spoke Steering Wheel:

  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.

- Release the retaining tabs in order to disconnect the connectors -1-, -2-, -4- and -6-.

- Disconnect the connector -3- from the adapter and -5- for the Driver Airbag Igniter -N95-.

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- To do so, release the connector lock -2- with a small screwdriver -arrow- and disconnect the connector -1-.

- Disengage and remove the wiring harness from the brackets.

Installing

  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.

Install in reverse order of removal. Note the following:

  Note

Make sure the connectors are installed correctly and are secure.

Installation notes, for example tightening specifications, replacing components. Refer to → Chapter "Overview - Driver Side Airbag".

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