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My 1997 BMW Z3 airbag light is on

The air bag light came on a couple days ago and won't go out

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HI it just sounds like a faulty airbag sensor, these are common on all bmw's try getting the local dealer to reset it or alternative is to replace the sensor,
Hope this helps
Steve

Posted on Mar 19, 2009

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If you had the ignition on while the air bag was disconected the warning light will stay on until reset by a computer, I disconected the 2 sensors under the front passenger seat on my 318i ES when I removed the seat to dry water from the footwell area I had the CD on so the ignition was on, one of the sensors is to do with the air bag, this is called I think an inflight warning light it will not reset I disconected /reconected it several times to no avail, it's only expensive to reset if you let BMW take the ****, ask around you will find a garage that has the leads plugs ect .

Posted on Aug 02, 2008

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SOURCE: Air Bag stay on BMW Z3 2003?

There must be a problem with the air bag system for the light to be on, if the system was o.k. the light would be off and have a stored code. You cannot reset this light with a generic obd2 scanner. You need to access the air bag system and read what codes it has stored. Good Luck.

Posted on Feb 12, 2009

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By disconnecting the sensor the light will still stay on unfortunately. The light has come on in fact due to either a false contact normally with the connector under the seat (common problem) or an actual fault with the airbag itself. By disconnecting it, it will only record the fault in the MRS (Multiple Restraint System) to have occured an additional time.

The only way to clear an airbag fault, is to plug in a reader and clear the fault. However this is a vicious circle because if the airbag system isnt problem free, the light wont extinguish! It was designed so cars were forced to go to the garages with such problems as they are a high risk problem, as any joe could just disconnect the airbags and sell it to an unsuspecting victim knowing its unsafe etc etc!

Hope this helps

Posted on May 27, 2009

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SOURCE: Where is the airbag sensor for BMW Z3 2.8l LOCATED???

Depending on which airbag sensor your after. There are 4 crash sensors on these. 2 in the doors for the side airbags, and the other 2 can be located underneath the bonnet. The sensors respond to the relevant airbag on the same side, i.e nearside sensor = passengers airbag, offside sensor = drivers airbag.

The main SRS control unit can be located underneath the centre console, thought ild add this in case you needed it!

Hope this helps!

Posted on May 27, 2009

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