Question about 1997 BMW Z3 Roadster
How can I disconnect the airbag sensor so the light will go off on my
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
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Jan 06, 2013 | 1997 BMW Z3 Roadster
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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