Passenger seat belt has to be in buckle (even if person is not in seat) for the airbag light to turn off while I'm driving. Car has never been in accident. Light won't clear with other methods found on YouTube
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Possible seatbelt latch problem. There are sensors in the latch part of the assembly that inform the restraint module as to what is happening. Sometimes foreign objects get stuck in the latch assemblies ( Children ) and can affect operation. Scanning the airbag module for codes will let you know what part of the restraint system is causing these lights to be on. As long as the airbag light remains on, the airbags will not deploy in the event of an accident
It is telling you that either your seat belt is not on or your passengers is not on. There is a sensor inside the seat belt buckle that tells the car you are wearing it. If the passenger seat senses the weight of a person (or big dog) and they don't have the buckle on then the light will come on. If the seat belts are both buckled in then you must have a bad sensor on the buckle.
with a SCANNER.
your mechanic or Honda Dealer will provide this service....
Disconnecting the battery won`t do you any good.
You will have to fix the air-bag problem first before you can erase the airbag light...
You need a scanner that plugs into the round plug under the hood. It will read out the error code and reset he light. Peake makes a tool that does this. I presume that there are other tools as well.
Any shop that works on BMWs will have such a scanner.
The two most common problems are:
1) Someone jambed the seat belt tab into the buckle crookedly while the key was on..
2) Something heavy bounced on the passenger seat occupant sensor while the key was on.
95% of the time on an e36, nothing is really wrong, so you just reset the light and keep driving. The dealer, of course, will want to sell you a new seat belt buckle or other part. On my first e36, I got two new driver side seat belt buckles under warranty before I figured out that there was nothing really wrong with the seat belt buckles.
If the seat belt light comes on intermittently with the belt buckled, it may have a bad switch in the buckle or a loose connection @ the switch. This may also set a diagnostic trouble code in the srs control module & keep the srs airbag light on.
This should be for the passenger side airbag. If an adult is sitting in the passenger side seat and there is a light that says airbag off then you have a problem either with the passenger side airbag or with the passenger side seat detector. Start up the car and sit in the passenger seat, buckle the seat belt and make sure the light now says airbag on. If this does not happen take car to dealer. Dealers have correct computers to enter the airbag modules to read and diagnose the fault code.