air bag warning light

bruce&kim

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whilst adjusting my seat today the airbag warning light came on...to the best of my knowledge i had not come to a sudden halt. or had a collision ..maybe tomorrow the sun will come out. On the plus side booked the car in to have http://www.alloygator.co.uk/index.asp?page_ID=23 fitted,£100 for all four and they save the alloys and look like part of the wheel
 

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whilst adjusting my seat today the airbag warning light came on...to the best of my knowledge i had not come to a sudden halt. or had a collision ..maybe tomorrow the sun will come out. .......
Unfortunately it looks like you have disturbed the seatbelt pretensioner connector under the seat, this is a weak spot in the system and it requires to be reset with a code reader. Hopefully someone with one can do this for you otherwise you can always buy a reset tool or take a trip to a dealer.
 

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As Brian says you will have snagged the cable to the seatbelt pretensioners but don't worry it is easily rectified with a reset tool and quite a common fault especially with new owner zeds as they move the seat back and forth during the first few days of ownership trying to find the optimum driving position.
 

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I got this one does the job


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Same here. Really easy to use and interpret. Helped me out several times when changing the seats over.

My problem tends to be the wiring under the passenger seat.
 

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Hi Bruce there are a couple of strut braces for sale on eBay they certainly stiffen up the front end cheers tony.
 

bruce&kim

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Thanks chaps got the strut braces(fitting this weekend) from good ole ebay and a reset tool for the airbag. from good ole ebay..note to others i had to use the extension supplied and plug into terminal on engine and it worked just fine..didnt work on the terminal under the steering wheel though.
 

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note to others i had to use the extension supplied and plug into terminal on engine and it worked just fine..didnt work on the terminal under the steering wheel though.
Exactly as I use mine each time :)
 

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my airbag light comes on and off as it pleases, will light up for a few mins & then goes off sometimes 4 to 5 times during a journey then stays off for weeks
 

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my airbag light comes on and off as it pleases, will light up for a few mins & then goes off sometimes 4 to 5 times during a journey then stays off for weeks
Mine is similar but only when Mrs Mint is in the passenger seat. It never comes on when I'm on my own. I have checked the plugs under the passenger seat and they all seem to be ok.
 

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The passenger airbag occupancy sensor in the seat can play havoc with the system, I have had the symptoms described above several times and when the codes are checked it shows the occupancy sensor at fault.
 

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The passenger airbag occupancy sensor in the seat can play havoc with the system, I have had the symptoms described above several times and when the codes are checked it shows the occupancy sensor at fault.
Interesting Brian, I've just read/reset my codes (for another problem) but there were none that referred to the occupancy sensor - strange.
 

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Does anyone have a current link to an airbag warning light indicator tool I can buy? - I removed by seats to replace the seat bushes and like an idiot put the key in the ignition to move the car half way through! as a result the light is now on!

I have followed the link from previous threads but they are all no longer listed?

Cheers
 

stevie_a

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Does anyone have a current link to an airbag warning light indicator tool I can buy? - I removed by seats to replace the seat bushes and like an idiot put the key in the ignition to move the car half way through! as a result the light is now on!

I have followed the link from previous threads but they are all no longer listed?

Cheers
THis is a current link to the one i have, works well
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-SRS-S...Diagnostic_Tools_Equipment&hash=item2c8119ae15
 

oldcarman

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Just hit ebay, they're for sale all the time from different sources. I think I bought mine for under £10 shipping included from China. Will let everyone know if it works once I actually have the car in Canada. JIM
 
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My B800 works fine! Had to carry out procedure twice one time to get it to reset!
 
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