New Airbag Control Unit(?)

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My Name: Andy H

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2006 1.6 Exclusive (Sensodrive) with 46k miles...
Need some glimmer of hope!
Recently had the airbag light come on and stay on.
Checked connections under the seats etc. but no joy.
Reset BSI, then with my local garage being unable to source the fault, I took it to a Citroen dealer.
£45 to run diagnostics and they came back with an estimate of £313 for a new airbag control unit (00006239ZQ) plus labour.
The guy I spoke to couldn't tell me the fault code, just that he thought, "it's safer to replace it"!
Just looking for any suggestions to avoiding the £400+ of getting a new unit.
MOT is due next month :(
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My next port of call would be the Citroen dealer to get a full report of what the £45 you paid out for diagnostics has revealed. If they can't tell you, I'd be asking for a refund or a repeat of the diagnostics FOC.

If the dealer is proposing to change expensive parts with no guarantee of success you could be at the start of a prolonged and expensive series of garage visits which could end up costing more than the car's worth.

Years ago it was rust that ended the life of most cars, now its electronic module/systems failure!
If at first you don't succeed, destroy all the evidence and pretend you never tried :lol:
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You can pick up the Airbag ECU from £20 here, worth a punt?#

Citroen C3 Air Bag ECU location
Citroen C3 Air Bag ECU location
The Air Bag ECU located in the centre console near the handbrake on a Citroen C3
My Name: Alal

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Hi Andy

Did you find a solution to your problem? Would be helpful if you could share as I am having the same issue.

Thanks
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Alal wrote:Would be helpful if you could share as I am having the same issue.
Hi Alal, by the same problem you mean the Citroen dealer who carried out the diagnostics refused to give you the error codes they found? It would be worth taking Missing Lincs advice and asking for the error codes. With the codes you can further diagnose the problem.

If you want to bypass the Citroen dealer and have a go at reading the air bag codes yourself, you will need a a lexia tool - see this topic. The codes and descriptions that lexia generates for your air bag fault can help with the repair.
My Name: Alal

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I've posted a new topic questions-about-a-citroen-c3-not-relate ... t1263.html.

My car had another issue which I think is related therefore I thought it would be better for me to post a new topic.

Thanks
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