Originally Posted by 3050rpm
You may have to bite the bullet and have the airbag light reset with a reset tool (different from the oil service/inspection one). I think a prolonged interruption in the electrical supply is interpreted as a fault and the light comes on. At least that was what I experienced a couple of years ago.
It figures that my model has a different tool for that. I think I'll contact local Bimmer clubs and see if anyone has a reset tool. Was your issue due to a long period of time before installing a new airbag or from having the battery cables attached while changing the airbag?