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The airbag light on our 97 bmw came on a couple days ago and won't go out

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1st when the airbag light is on the system is disabled, so if u have an accident they will not work, as to the common cause read below.
When the airbag light is on it means a fault has occurred in the system and the airbag diagnostic monitor has disabled the system, the most common problem that turns the light on is a break in the connection to the steering wheel mounted airbag, this is due to a rotating ribbon contact that breaks under the steering wheel that connects the airbag to the wiring harness and the diagnostic monitor, the part is called th clock spring contact, a coiled up ribbon electrical contact that turns with the wheel





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Hello , check the airbag contact sensor behing the grill assembley . They are located to the left and right of the grill almost to the headlight assemblies. Check the wires to them for corrosion and damage. Check the fuse as well. There should be an air bag testing wire or fuse in the fuse panel. DO NOT UNPLUG THE AIR BAG SENSORS OR HIT THEM !!

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When you have this many problems in the electrical system guessing is not an option as to the cause. You MUST have the BMW dealer perform a diagnostic scan of the appropriate control modules for fault codes, based on the symptoms that would be the SRS (Air bag restraint system module) module and the BCM (Body control module) module. This system scan for fault codes is the very 1st thing that needs to be done to find the root cause of these faults.

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