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Unread 12-01-2007, 12:26 PM   #1

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Exclamation Airbag light on

The air bag light is on on my 1997 bmw e39. Are there any common faults with these that i can check.

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Unread 12-02-2007, 03:08 PM   #2
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Only way you can tell what its going to be is with a fault check. Theres to many possibilitys of what it could be.
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one problem area that fails is the passenger seat detection trigger. there's a trigger on the bottom of the seat that goes bad. it doesn't deploy the airbag if there's not body sitting there. if it's faulty... um... i'm not sure if it will still go off or not.

this is one of the reasons it comes on randomly... at least for me. other then that, you'll have to have carsoft or something of the light read and clear it out.
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