Originally Posted by 05GTI1.8T
mk3 .... and u do not have side curtian air bags because it is the older generation then the one that gets disscused in this subforum the mk4 ... but as far as the whining goes im willing to bet ur sai needs to be replaced and the air bag ignitor module usually means that the air bag itself or the clock spring is broken.
Oh, bugger, I looked at Wikipedia and saw the 1997 started the MK4 but now I see the MK3 continued to 1999 in the US. You're correct I have a MK3 and I apologize for posting in the wrong forum, please let me know if i should move or repost there (sorry
I did some research before I posted and read something saying if the horn worked than the "clock spring" is okay. Would I still have that connector under the driver's seat that could be causing the issue? I hate to have my daddy pull out the seat if there wasn't a connector there. Though, I could probably use a new driver's seat anyhow.
Originally Posted by Pssst...passed you
SAI pump is failing (i was thinking someone did an emissions delete and so you just had a code for the missing pump, but you verfied it was intact)
And that airbag is like said above, either the clockspring is failing/broken or the seat harness or bag is failing i presume.
I saw a "fix" for the SAI pump where the rivets are drilled out and a bolt is used instead. I think dad can do that so I'll give it a try before I spend $400 on a new pump.
thank you all again for the help you guys rock!