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2000 BMW Z3 Airbag warning indicator on and will not go out. Happened after passenger seat belt was jammed temporarily. Seat belt works OK now but light still on months after this happened. BMW dealer says will cost $600.00 to fix. Should I just learn to ignore the light or is there a cheeper solution?

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  • YourBMWtech May 16, 2011

    This may be because they are quoting you the seat belt tension, which looks like the female portion of your seat belt, but is actually an explosive component of the Air Bag system which pulls tight during an accident. It could be a broken wire and repairable, but this can be dangerous to test, as in rare cases test meters can deploy air bag components. Salve yard would be the cheapest. Do you remember what they quoted you?



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There is a sensor right at the bottom of the seat belt, that sensor works hand In hand with the airbag sensor. The solution is to replace the whole belt

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Depending on which airbag sensor your after. There are 4 crash sensors on these. 2 in the doors for the side airbags, and the other 2 can be located underneath the bonnet. The sensors respond to the relevant airbag on the same side, i.e nearside sensor = passengers airbag, offside sensor = drivers airbag.

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When you consider that dealerships charge $90.00 plus an hour for labor and suggested retail for the filter is probably close to $20.00 and oil is around $3.00 a quart, even at Walmart, then the price doesn't seem out of line. Expensive cars require expensive maintenance. Wait until you need a brake job or one of those silly electronic gimmicks acts up, then you really will be complaining about maintenance costs. In the meantime find yourself a Jiffy Lube.

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It can also be theseat motor since there is seperate motors for up/down & forward/backwards. You can test the switch to see if you are getting power to the connector on the motor by using a multimeter.

If there is power to the motor, I would remove the motor and give it a tap on the ground. Alot of the time the motor is fine, and the tap will free it up again. If it doesn't work you may be up for a new seat motor. Giving mine a tap solved the issue with mine.

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