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AIRBAG SENSOR MAT BMW 7 SER

CAN I SOMEHOW CLOSE THECIRCUIT OF THAT SENSOR MAT ON PASANGERS SEAT SO THAT LIGHT DONT COME ONE.
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    Same question, just purchased a 97' Z3 with the 2.5L and the airbag/seat belt light remain on and according to prior owner have for years. Any suggestions? Also what is the dash light with the "!" in the triangle? No owners manual with the car, hoping to find on line.

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Hey,
take a look at www.airbagmodul.com

They're working in Airbag-Simulators, Occupancy Sensor-Simulators and Seat Belt-Sensors.

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Gerrit

Posted on Aug 17, 2010

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