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I recently had to repair a faulty turn signal stalk. While I had the airbag out and steering wheel off, I tested the turn signals by turning the key on. I guess the airbag computer detected that there was no airbag in the steering wheel and threw a light. Even though I put the airbag back in, the light is staying on. I've read up on this and people say that I need to get a VAG COM cable and software to reset the light. I got the cable but Ross-tech wants $99 to register the software. Is there anyone around the Bethel, CT area that has this software up and running on their computer that can help me out? Pretty please!!!!!

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Sorry I am in IL, but you are right even the code delete features on the ahoy arts stores code readers won't clear airbag lights. Perhaps try the battery disconnect reset, leave it disconnected to reset the computer for 10+ minutes. Might work, but no gaurentees...

Not sure who on here is from CT sadly.
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get a vagcom thats how i got rid of mine
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either vag com or an advanced scanner. ive cleared them with a snap on scanner in a mini cooper, not sure if its the same as vw though
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Hi there,

I recently had to repair a faulty turn signal stalk. While I had the airbag out and steering wheel off, I tested the turn signals by turning the key on. I guess the airbag computer detected that there was no airbag in the steering wheel and threw a light. Even though I put the airbag back in, the light is staying on. I've read up on this and people say that I need to get a VAG COM cable and software to reset the light. I got the cable but Ross-tech wants $99 to register the software. Is there anyone around the Bethel, CT area that has this software up and running on their computer that can help me out? Pretty please!!!!!

Thanks!
Get a VAGCOM, you'll need it anyways down the road if you get a check engine light. I got mine off ebay for 50 bucks, but I'd go to a parts store and buy it because I ordered the wrong one the first time...good luck.
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you bought vag com for 50 bucks!?

or you mean just a check engine light scanner?

vag com is about 250-600 bucks and connects to your laptop or pc then hooks in via cable to your obd2 port. price varies depending on which one you buy obviously.. more limitations in cheaper versions.
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found this too.. but i dont know if its any good..
http://www.obd2-scanner.com/vagcom-t...adamj7pb56dio1
http://www.obd2-scanner.com/airbag-a...-can-p-28.html
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