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Airbag light on


You mentioned that it is a cable under the driver's seat. What cable are you talking about? Is it electrical or metal cable? How did you replace it? Thanks!

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  • Anonymous Sep 11, 2008

    i have a 2000 323i air bage light on and abs light on my computer isnt pcking up any codes

  • hilarios Nov 09, 2008

    i got the air bag light on at all times what can i do and how much will it cost me

  • jeannellwatk Nov 17, 2008

    my airbag light stays on all the time.......HELP ME.



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If it is the cable under the seat then it is an electrical plug that has a bad conoction. However, there are too mant faults that it could possably be. I would recomond a diagnostic fault check with a soecailist

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