airbag module compatibility from different years is a open question, as vw made many running changes over the years; what is wrong with your original module? There are places that can "repair" them; that way, you would know it would work for your car and the install would be plug/play. Was the car in a accident or are you getting any trouble codes, related to the airbag module? The module repair specialists; I believe, will pull the data off the module, change the crash data and reflash the eeprom chip, then the module can be used normally again. Let us know, what your situation is and we can go from there. Thanks.
There seems to be quite a few specialists online; that offer the airbag module reset service, you might contact them, to see what solutions they can offer you.
Good, glad you got it working! Many times the primary part number, is the important one to consider; then the ending two alpha suffix characters denotes, the revision of the part but not akways. Getting a part that is newer then the one installed, rather the older would probably increase the probability of compatibility, if it is the same part and then, checking with vw with your vin #, to see the current part #, that vw recommends is another way to check as well. Then, installing a part and trying it out, is another way to check for compatibility, which sounds like it worked out in your case.
For future reference and to help others in the future; when did the trouble code for the airbag module become a issue. What was the history of the car, was it in a accident, where the airbags were deployed and did you have replace any other parts, like another airbag as well, to complete the repairs? Any info appreciated, thanks.
just purchased the car with a few problems , airbag light was on so I did a scan and was getting bad module code 0003 . car never crashed . replaced the module and cleared the codes with my 40$ scan tool and all perfect new