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Airbag light on insturment panel

My air bag light is illuminated on my insturment panel. I took it to the shop (black forest industries) that has done all the work to it. The mechanic said it is most likely the passenger seat airbag throwing the code. Does anyone have any solutions to the problem?

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(Comment) Loosely translated - If you dont have the problem fixed, this wont work. Code 52 should clear with this!

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