Audi A4 Owners Manual

Deactivating the front passenger's airbag via the key-operated switch
Safety / Airbag system / Deactivating the front passenger's airbag via the key-operated switch

If an airbag has been deactivated, it should be reactivated as soon as possible so that it can continue to give the required protection.

Audi A4: Deactivating the front passenger's airbag via the key-operated switch. Key-operated switch in glove box for deactivating front passenger's

Key-operated switch in glove box for deactivating front passenger's airbag

Audi A4: Deactivating the front passenger's airbag via the key-operated switch. Lamp indicates that front passenger's airbag has been deactivated

Lamp indicates that front passenger's airbag has been deactivated via key-operated switch

The key-operated switch for deactivating the front passenger's airbag is located in the glove box ⇒ fig. 222.

To deactivate the front passenger's airbag, insert the ignition key into the switch and turn it to position Audi A4: Deactivating the front passenger's airbag via the key-operated switch.  The front passenger's airbag can be reactivated by turning the key to position.
The front passenger's airbag can be reactivated by turning the key to position Audi A4: Deactivating the front passenger's airbag via the key-operated switch. Deactivating front passenger's airbag when a child safety seat is in use.

Deactivating front passenger's airbag when a child safety seat is in use

If you have no alternative but to install a rearward-facing child safety seat on the front passenger's seat you must deactivate the front passenger's airbag beforehand.

We recommend, however, that child seats should be only fitted on the rear seat so that the front passenger's airbag can remain functional and provide protection in an accident.

Monitoring of airbag system

The airbag warning lamp will light up for a few seconds every time the ignition is switched on.

If the front passenger's airbag has been deactivated via the keyoperated switch, the indicator lamp PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF will light up constantly as a reminder ⇒ page 209, fig. 223. Please refer also to the description of the Audi A4: Deactivating the front passenger's airbag via the key-operated switch. ⇒ page 17. warning lamp in the instrument cluster ⇒ page 17.

When the front passenger's airbag is deactivated using the keyoperated switch, the seat belt warning lamp for the front passenger Audi A4: Deactivating the front passenger's airbag via the key-operated switch. WARNING is also switched off.

Audi A4: Deactivating the front passenger's airbag via the key-operated switch. WARNING

  • If you have no alternative but to install a rearward-facing child seat on the front passenger's seat, the front passenger's airbag must be deactivated beforehand. Potentially fatal injuries to the child can result if the front passenger's airbag is not deactivated!, Using a child safety seat on the front passenger's seat
  • If you have deactivated the front passenger's airbag, reactivate it as soon as the child seat is no longer needed so that the airbag can continue to give the required protection.
  • It is the driver's responsibility to ensure that the key-operated switch is set to the correct position.

Audi A4: Deactivating the front passenger's airbag via the key-operated switch. All the other airbags in the car will remain functional if the front passenger's Note

All the other airbags in the car will remain functional if the front passenger's airbag has been deactivated with the key-operated switch.


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