Passenger Airbag Code - what does it mean
2006 Skoda Octavia Ambiente 1.9TDI 5DR Hatchback

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kevin75
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Problem added: Oct 22, 2012 (8 years ago)
I have now got a read on the Airbag problem;

"01228 E224 Airbag Cut Off Switch - Passenger Side - not a plausible signal"

With the Passenger Airbag turned on - the Airbag Light remains on in the Dash and the Airbag Off light flashes on the centre Console.

With the Passenger Airbag turned off - Airbag Light remains on in the Dash and the Airbag Off light remains on in the centre Console. (I would presume this is as it should be for this configuration)

Can anyone tell me exactly what I should check / do to resolve this issue. There are no other trouble codes of any kind showing on the Car and this code does not get cleared when you do a clear codes option.






Car details
Car: Skoda Octavia
Variant: Ambiente 1.9TDI 5DR Hatchback
Model Year: 2006
Category: Electrics, ECU, Warnings & Lights
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kevin75
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Oct 30, 2012 (8 years ago)
Problem now solved.

"01228 E224 Airbag Cut Off Switch - Passenger Side - not a plausible signal"

As the fault relates to the cut off switch - which is located in the Glove box - I dropped the Glove box by removing the relevant screws that hold it in place i.e. along the l/h side and top. Having this done you are then able to see into the back of the switch - this looked to be slightly apart so I removed the two Screws which hold this casing onto the Glove box - I then pushed the connectors which are behind the Key switch together and there was a noticable movement in them. I then disconnected the Battery for a moment and the flashing "Airbag Off" light on the Centre Console reset to "Off" when I re-connected the Battery and was no longer flashing. The Airbag light remained on in the Dash. I then got the Trouble codes read again it showed the "01228" fault with another for "low voltage". I then did a "clear fault codes" and the Airbag light in the Dash went off and has remained off since.

Note - each time you disconnect the Battery my Octavia shows a Low Voltage fault code in relation to an Airbag Sensor and also a Low Voltage fault code in relation to each of the Glow Plugs on the four Cylinders - these faults clear immediately with a "clear fault codes".

Thanks

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