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Old 08-10-2004, 10:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Whats up eveyone, i was wondering if anyone has encountered this before...

My airbag light popped on and about a hour later my ASC light on the dash came on and the car was acting like it had no power. Then after driving it like that for a few days some acceleration came back and the lights are still on. Any Advice on that before I take it to the dealer?

I used to work at a dealership and I hate going to them!!! Im sure there are some good ones out there but alot of shady stuff used to go down where I worked. Im a "do it yourself" man but when it comes to this kind of stuff do you have a choice?

Any input is appreciated.

Later, JR
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Old 08-11-2004, 06:41 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The airibag light coming on is a common problem with the BMWs. I had mine come on once, I scanned it using the airbag scan/reset tool. It pointed to the front passenger seat belt tensioner. I cleaned the connector and reset the light and it satyed out. If you plan on keeping the car, I suggest you get the airbag tool. There are a ton of different things that will turn the airbag light on. And even if it is something you can't fix yourself, at least you'll have an idea of what the problem is and you won't get ripped off by the dealer who can tell you anything.

As far as the ASC, that is a bit more complicated because of what it does. Aside from the airbag tool, and engine scan/ oil/inspection/ reset tool, you should definitley get the service manual for the car. It is a MUST for the do-it-yourselfer.

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