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thank you sidneyj that makes a lot of sense with the information i am finding here and there on the web. deactivation was done at the factorydealer. bmw felt that it was better to be safe kid than safe adult. they set the side airbags to off though i have heard that the head bags are left on. confirmation of this would also be nice. chivas- what ageweight are children and side airbags not compatible
Quote Originally Posted by Reefin Dude thank you sidneyj that makes a lot of sense with the information i am finding here and there on the web. deactivation was done at the factorydealer. bmw felt that it was better to be safe kid than safe adult. they set the side airbags to off though i have heard that the head bags are left on. confirmation of this would also be nice. chivas- what ageweight are
from your post. The black box on top of your positive terminal is the battery safety terminal which has a small pyrotechnic charge that fires in the event of an airbag deployment. I believe it is intended as a safety measure after an accident to reduce the risk of an electrical fire. This post shows one post-deployment httpwww.e90post.comforumsshowthread.phpt6313 When it goes off the hazards bmw
When the SRS (airbag light is on)...the system is NOT disabled. bmw set the system up to err on the side of safety...in that it doesnt disable the airbags...(which can be dangerous as well). Normal operating response range would be that if no one is sitting in the front passenger seat...none of the front passenger airbags would go off in the event of an accident. But if the SRS light is illuminated...the
Quote Originally Posted by bmw528i_Bilal What is this seatbelt buckle my dealer said i need the same thing for my 318i. U.S.-market cars have switches in the seat belt buckles that detect whether someone is wearing his seatbelt. If he isnt the airbag controller fires his airbag at a lower speed and deceleration threshold so as to protect an unbelted dummy. Quote Now will it affect my driving in anyway
a few months ago I had been a T-bone type accident (I was the one getting broad-sided of course). The damage to my 97 328i was limited to only the driver side door but the entire door innards were wasted. Although it was about a 20-25 mph accident (my 3 was in park) neither of the airbags depolyed.... I hope my personal experience will encourage most of you w this problem to at least get your bmw
We tripped the airbag light when we installed a new seat. Local bmw shop re-set the alarm as a courtesy. Way cool.
Quote Originally Posted by johnf U.S.-market cars have switches in the seat belt buckles that detect whether someone is wearing his seatbelt. If he isnt the airbag controller fires his airbag at a lower speed and deceleration threshold so as to protect an unbelted dummy. Unfortunately it is not just a stupid airbag light. While it is on the SRS system stays in a fail safe mode. It assumes no one is
cars equipped with passenger airbags there are now a larger number of accidents during which passenger airbags are activated although nobody is actually sitting in the passenger seat. Even when one discounts those accidents which result in car write-offs the unnecessary deployment of the passenger airbag increases repair costs in an unjustified way. In order to avoid this type of situation all bmw
There is another cause of the airbag light coming on that I have not seen mentioned here. If you remove the passenger seat for any reason (say to access fuses 107-113 iirc which are hidden under the carpet below the passenger seat) you will have to remove a very fine stainless steel wire that is hooked to the seat frame itself. At the other end of this wire is a linear position sensor with a recoiler
Quote Originally Posted by 540iman There is another cause of the airbag light coming on that I have not seen mentioned here. If you remove the passenger seat for any reason (say to access fuses 107-113 iirc which are hidden under the carpet below the passenger seat) you will have to remove a very fine stainless steel wire that is hooked to the seat frame itself. At the other end of this wire is a linear
the battery has damaged the ignition plug on the detonator. Im having this same problem with an e46 m3 2002 .did you get the problem resolved and if so how do you go about it have all the software for re-setting airbags but keeps coming up with same faultcode and airbag light on . Heres the link to my post on a uk forum httpforums..co.ukshowthread.phpt45730 . Have googled it and spoken to a few bmw
Quote Originally Posted by kennye 68 Im having this same problem with an e46 m3 2002 .did you get the problem resolved and if so how do you go about it have all the software for re-setting airbags but keeps coming up with same faultcode and airbag light on . Heres the link to my post on a uk forum httpforums..co.ukshowthread.phpt45730 . Have googled it and spoken to a few bmw techs and no ones giving
Quote Originally Posted by Ronnaferd The seat belt codes coming up are making the airbag light come on...the only fix is to get them checked out and reset using a reset tool. Same with the occupancy sensor. I did an in-depth post about this a while back so do a search on it. Also PM me about the Bently manual and Ill see if I can get you a copy. Ron is correct. My airbag light came on after doing some work. Local bmw shop re-set the computer as a courtesy. No spent.
The airbag indicator can be re-set with a special mini-computer. A local bmw shop did this for free as a courtesy. I set mine off when I installed a new seat. Good luck
Its fairly hard to set off an airbag accidentally. The techs at my local dealer routinely work on cars with the battery connected and later clear the SRS faults they introduce for example from changing a door. My introduction to this was watching a guy code a cluster with the ignition on and the pulled steering wheel hanging off the wires of the hooked up airbag The last time I asked they had never had an airbag go off. Ill ask about what precautions they take when welding.
Quote Originally Posted by drivinfaster pulled many many srs airbags from multiple types of vehicles and locations. never had one go off. ken i think the big factor with your neighbor is the fact he has an auto body shop. flood cars and corrosion (on the non gold plated parts) could also be a factor. once they are unplugged though the grounding bar prevents accidental discharge. wed have to yank those
Quote Originally Posted by ttsd2006 Has anyone actually looked at the owners manual to see what it says about the rear side air bags and their safety for younger kids I also looked at the NHTSA site but ultimately they refer you to the dealer owners manual. OR Has anyone tried calling the bmw number in the post above Existing bmw owners this ones for you... The only information in the 2006 Owners Manual
Anytime the airbag system deploys the BST charge on the positive battery cable will be set off at the same time to disconnect the battery from anything other than the essential battery supply buss. Ie youll still have access to lights locks alarms etc but the car will not start. You will need to have that battery positive cable spliced (bmw sells a special kit just for this purpose). Sorry.
Found this at httpwww.car-safety.orgfaq.htmlQ61 Q61 Is it safe to install my carseat near an airbag First you MUST check the carseat and vehicle owners manuals to see if they specifically mention installing the carseat in a seating position with an airbag. Some carseat manufacturers do state that their carseats should not be installed in a spot with an active airbag. In addition rear-facing carseats
The airbag code must be reset with a scanreset tool or by the dealers (or bmw Indy shops) diagnostic setup. If theyre going to come and reset it then youre good. If there is an actual problem resetting it wont do a thing - it will just come back on. Chances are there is a faulty or damaged connection - or they replacedworked on the air bag without disconnecting the battery. If its something simple
My 2002 530i illuminated the airbag light one cold morning in December and a few days after re-setting it the light would come on again during a cold morning drive to work. The code on mine indicated that there was a fault with the drivers side firing circuit. After thinking about this code for a few days I decided to pull the steering wheel airbag. I found that the plastic connector for the airbag
Quote Originally Posted by Black_B I recently replaced a window regulator and started the car to check the window operation with the airbag module unplugged. Now the airbag warning light is on. How do I delete the code and turn off the light. There is nothing wrong with the system it just set a code when the module was unplugged. I have a 323i also. The dash was pulled when the AC evap went out. airbag
ive been thinking it may be better for you to buy the stuff you need and have some one put everything in for ya. as if your not carefull in handling the airbags they can explode on you. and also it can be very frustrating and very time comsuming to do. and keep the batt. disconnected. right off hand i can think the things youll need for the reapairs. the airbag sensor that are located in the front
Quote Originally Posted by E36 Phantom Wait what You want to disable the airbag not retrofit one right confusing thread title.... Theoretically you could find the wires going to it and put the control wire on a toggle switch. However this would likely set an airbag system fault code and it might not deploy in the event of a wreck even with it on with a full size passenger. Also I dont know if there
Just because its an airbag doesnt magically guarantee that it will never fail. Its a complex device comprised of electronic circuits a gas-generating compound an ignitor for said compound and an inflatable bag just to name the major components of only the airbag assembly itself. The fact that there havent been many reported incidents of an unused airbag failing certainly has boosted overall consumer
I have spoken with two or three technicians they all indicate that if the light is on and the peak test indicates that the only error is with the passenger occupancy sensor the default is that the airbags will deploy. This is contrary to what other have posted here but my thought is that perhaps others were not qualifying their statement with the above facts. The conclusion I am gleaning here is this
Quote Originally Posted by Slave 2 Disabling the light does not fix the problem and the problem is WILL or WILL NOT the drivers side airbag deploy upon impact with a fault showing in the SRS system. Amongst all of the faults possible WOULD or WOULD NOT any of those faults that would make the SRS light come on have ANY bearing on the functionality of the DRIVERS SIDE airbag. The answer is YES The built
lots of bad info in this thread. Anyone with a carsoft setup can replace an airbag and reset the system. The airbag module can be used up to three bag deployments there is no need to replace it. You will probably also be needing a battery safety terminal which is another cost and labor expense. And you can most certainly install a used airbag. In fact I have a side door airbag I would sell very cheap if anyone needs it. If you dont really know dont post.
Quote Originally Posted by MarkEACTuning lots of bad info in this thread. Anyone with a carsoft setup can replace an airbag and reset the system. The airbag module can be used up to three bag deployments there is no need to replace it. You will probably also be needing a battery safety terminal which is another cost and labor expense. And you can most certainly install a used airbag. In fact I have
Quote Originally Posted by JC5 There are at least two different sport steering wheels for the e39. I dont think the later ones will work on the earlier models and vice versa. The later set up uses a dual stage air bag as opposed to a single stage in the earlier years. The switch happened around 2000-2001 approx. to add to that..... Since i have been working at bmw ive driven every year 5 series and
Hi there I followed this guide to remove the door card and it worked to the letter. Just remember to remove the electric window switch on the drivers door to access the 3rd torx screw. Replacing the door stay was a little fiddly but easy enough. Its just a 10mm star socket and a torx bit. If you have a set you will be OK. IT WONT TAKE YOU 6 HOURS EITHER I did all mine in just under 2 hrs... Before
No such thing. What you need to do is disconnect the cars battery found in the trunk before doing any kind of electrical work in general and particularly when doing something that involves the airbags or the seats. Besides the short-circuit risks you will get a persistent airbag warning light in the dash if you dont and that requires a special reset tool to turn back off. As for the airbag you will
Quote Originally Posted by chintonmd For a typical minor frontal collision youll need a drivers airbag seat belt pre-tensioner and battery safety terminal (cable). The drivers airbag is about 800 (300 on ebay) seat belt about 120 and the cable about 280 (about 200 on ebay.) You can do it all yourself in a couple hours then clear the codes with a Bavarian Technic setup that you can buy with all the
buy the peake reset tool it will be your best investment i bought the peake rxf or somethign liek that it does the check engine light and oil service and inspection however the airbag one comes seperatley of course because that way they can make more money but anyways by the tool and check out the problem because the dealers sometimes will bluff you just to make money off you so you check it yourself
Yea the cable attaches to the seat rail for pretensioning the seat belt system it wont hurt to remove it and it has no efect on the airbag system Now if you remove the seat and you turn your key to KLR2 then it will set the airbag light evertime
Quote Originally Posted by hnaz Yeah but I know when you change seats out that have the passenger airbag and whatnot it is instructed to just disconnect the battery before the changeoutrepair then plug the battery back in. This is for two reasons.... Reason 1 - SAFETY With the battery disconnected theres no energy source from the car to accidentally set off the explosive seat belt pre-tensioner. by
Thats because no one is sitting there. If you get in an accident that sets the airbags off youve saved someone insurance company the cost of replacing the passenger side airbag.
Hey Welcome to the Fest Id recommend you have your codes pulled as a number of things can set it off. There are sensors in the seatbelt latch or something like that your accident sensor wiring the bag itself could have a problem etc.... A million things could set it off but the airbag is not something to take lightly as you know. My recommendation is make your life easy and have your codes pulled to tell you whats wrong.