How to Reset a VW Beetle Airbag Module

by Angelo Elia
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The Volkswagen Beetle's numerous safety features include ABS brakes, traction control, and front and side air bags. When the airbags have diagnosed a problem, the airbag module lights up. The light can be reset with a VAG service and airbag reset tool, which can be purchased at most auto parts stores.

Step 1

Shut off the engine. Place the VAG service and airbag reset tool into the Beetle's diagnostic port, by the hood release latch.

Step 2

Press the reset tool's "Select" button until the red and yellow lights light up.

Step 3

Turn on the ignition but do not start the car.

Step 4

Press the tool's "Enter" button for 10 seconds until its lights come on. Turn off the ignition.

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