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|3-Series (E36) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1992-1999. Autodoodad Specific models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318iS/ti, BMW 320, BMW 323, BMW 320, BMW 324, BMW 325, BMW 328.|
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The fault will not clear on it's own. If you do have the tool or access to one, you can reset it yourself. If the light persists, I suggest taking it to the nearest dealer to have the issue looked into further. An OC3/Seat Mat Sensor is a job you don't want to tackle on your own. |
Yes the seat mat looks like it would be a big job to install but if it is only the control module it would be an easy job. Will the code reader only indicate that the passenger seat occupancy sensor is at fault or will it go into depth about whether it is caused by the mat or the control module mounted beneath the seat? My guess would be that it will only indicate the occupancy sensor and it will be left to the user to determine which of the mat, control module or both to replace.
I recently had my seats out of my 97 328i to detail the car and now have my airbag light on. After researching the issue it seems that the passenger seat occupancy sensor pad is the likely culprit as the airbag light appeared when I had turned on the car without the occupancy sensor being connected.
Now that I have reconnected the sensor the light remains. I guess what I am asking is, does a fault due to a missing occupancy sensor require clearing using the srs tool or should it automatically clear if the sensor has been reconnected?
Also, can someone verify that if the passenger seat occupancy sensor is faulty that the result would be both airbags being deployed in and accident whether or not a passenger is present?
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