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Old 02-11-2013, 11:23 AM   #1
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Airbag Light caused by removal of deactivation bar

Hi,

I removed my airbag deactivation bar at the weekend from 2004 986 S thinking this was no big deal.

As I relaxed in the satisfaction of an easy job well done, I turned on the ignition only to be greeted by my airbag warning light

If I disconnect the battery for a short while would this reset the car to default settings - i.e. no activation bar fitted and thus get rid of the light?
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Old 02-11-2013, 11:27 AM   #2
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Hi,

I removed my airbag deactivation bar at the weekend from 2004 986 S thinking this was no big deal.

As I relaxed in the satisfaction of an easy job well done, I turned on the ignition only to be greeted by my airbag warning light

If I disconnect the battery for a short while would this reset the car to default settings - i.e. no activation bar fitted and thus get rid of the light?
No, you need either the Durametric software or a PIWIS to do it. You will also need to reprogram the DME to tell it the bar is gone.
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Old 02-11-2013, 11:36 AM   #3
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Oh bloody hell.

Thanks for the info
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Old 02-13-2013, 04:17 AM   #4
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Stick the deactivation bar on eBay, should cover the dealer cost.... or even PistonHeads... ;-)
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