200 Quattro Wagon L5-2226cc 2.22L SOHC Turbo (MC) (1989)
Air Bag(s) Arming and Disarming: Service Precautions
Safety measures, airbag system
Caution! Testing, assembly and repair work on airbag system must only be conducted by trained personnel.
Prior to disconnecting any air bag system electrical connectors, servicing system components or servicing other components located near an air
bag system electrical connector, the system must be disarmed. Also, prior to disconnecting the battery ground cable, it is necessary to obtain the
radio security code.
Always observe the following safety measures when working on airbag system:
Testing of airbag system is never conducted with a test light or voltmeter. Use the special airbag tester VAG 1619 or its equivalent and test system
in an installed condition.
Air bag system components must not be opened or repaired. Always install new components.
Air bag unit has an expiration date. This date can be found on a sticker behind the drivers sun visor. After ten years, the air bag unit must be
replaced. For safety reasons all other air bag system components must also require replacement at this time.
If air bag unit or triggering unit has been dropped from a height of 20 inches or more, do not install component into vehicle, replace.
Always replace air bag system components which have been damaged.
Do not leave an undeployed air bag unit or seat belt tensioner unattended if work is interrupted. Install into vehicle as soon as unit is removed from
Always place a removed air bag unit so that the pad is facing upwards.
Do not expose air bag units or seat belt tensioner units to temperatures above 212°F for even brief periods while handling them during a repair
process. Keep unit clear of all heat sources.
Disposal of airbag and triggering units.
Storage, transportation and disposal of air bag units and seat belt tensioner units are subject to the laws for flammable solids.
Deployed air bag units do not have to be disposed of as a "hazardous waste" but can disposed of with automotive metal scrap for recycling.
Some triggering units contain a mercury switch and must be disposed of in an approved manner. Triggering units not having a red part
identification label contain a mercury switch. Triggering units with a red part identification label do not contain a mercury switch and can be
disposed of with automotive scrap.