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do i have to replace the airbag module if my airbags deployed

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do i have to replace the airbag module if my airbags deployed? 2004 A4 cabriolet
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Audi
Expert:  Meister Tech replied 4 years ago.
Factory certified Master Audi technician

If your front driver or passenger airbags deployed then you need to replace the control module. The module is reusable for up to 3 actuations of the side airbags or curtain airbags and belt tensioner.

It is always better though to just replace the airbag control unit when airbags have been deployed.

Sebastian V.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Why am I hearing it can be reset? no matter what airbags deployed. Audi dealer said it can be reset as well. Then there are those that say replace it no matter what. Why the huge variation on responses?
Expert:  Meister Tech replied 4 years ago.
The factory service manual for your Model Year states that the module must be replaced if the front airbags have deployed. It is your choice.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

The info you gave me is easily accessable myself. Looking for better direction than that.

Thanks anyway

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