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Air bag 318i 1997 air bag light sign is on how i can solve it

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  • john780 Jul 31, 2008

    I have the air bag light on too, would slaming the hood too hard set the warning light on ??




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I found out mine was caused by the seat belt sensor. My garage just used a lap top with the BMW program and re set it,,17 Pounds ($50 nz) job done !!
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Posted on Jan 15, 2009


The first thing I would check is the fuse.....

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You need diagnostic software that can scan for BMW codes other than engine codes. This will tell you which airbag is triggering the fault light. If you have side airbags that are built into the seats, like I do on my Audi A4, you may have the same issue that I do with mine - moving the seat a little too far pulls on the airbag connector under the seat, separating it just enough to trip the fault light. I zip-tied mine tightly to keep it from separating, and then used the diagnostic computer to turn off the light. Most of the time an airbag light will not reset itself - it has to be manually turned off using a scanner or other interface software and a computer. If you don't have this, you'll probably have to pay someone to do it for you, but make sure to find the suspect bag first and see what you can do to keep it from triggering a light again.

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