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Old 11-26-2005, 08:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, I have an airbag fault which is reading as passenger occupancy detector fault. Uder the seat there is a small control box which the occupancy mat plugs into. Does anyone know how i can tell if the actual matt is at fault or the small control box?
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Old 11-26-2005, 09:12 AM   #2 (permalink)
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do the same as i did..i took it to a specialist...and they connect it upto a laptop and tell you EXACTLY which sensor is wrong....it took 2 minutes


and the bill will be£53.10+vat for the pad p/n 65 77 6 921 952
and also need another part for the seat £10+vat p/n 52 101 945 543

then my mate is gonna fit it all next week in 1 hr@ £54

these prices are retail prices in the uk....

ps it is 99% the seat pad....it is a common fault and well known..
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err nope....

currency converter any1 ???
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Old 11-27-2005, 02:46 PM   #5 (permalink)
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err nope....

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Old 12-04-2005, 01:54 AM   #6 (permalink)
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i have had it done

the final price was

£53.10+vat for the pad p/n 65 77 6 921 952
another part for the seat £10+vat p/n 52 101 945 543

and total 1.5 hrs labour for fitting

and the added advantage of the seat is now much firmer again

so about £150 inclusive of tax labour etc

$200 ??????
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Go to here: REAL OEM and put in your vehicle info. Then search by the part numbers that Storme has listed above. It gives you an approximate price.

But Storme if that P/N is the same for the Euro/US version, I will gladly mail you one next time. They are saying that the clip cost $0.06 and you paid 10 Pounds? Or do you get number four or ten in this picture: Parts of the system for my vehicle?
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sry for the time it took to reply


the clips were 10 pence each....it was something else for £10...cant remember exactly the name

but thx for the offer..that is very generous of you...happy new yr
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