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Passenger side airbag module needs to be replaced. VW dealer

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passenger side airbag module needs to be replaced. VW dealer wanted $1,000 - way too much. 2004 beetle convertible turbo
JA: What is the model of your '04 VW?
Customer: . 2004 beetle convertible gls turbo
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: at least want to find the part - maybe used. Expect it is unplug the dead one and replace with working unit. Getting to it may be challenging.
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: nope
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: VW
Expert:  Wolfgang replied 1 year ago.

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the air bag module is it the one for the dash or the one for the passenger seat. there is a big difference!!

thanks

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
they indicated it was the module under the passenger seat. I was not aware there is actually an airbag under the passenger seat and assumed it was the controller for the dash mounted airbag.