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Old 11-25-2004, 01:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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my air-bag light has come back on!

i had the seat occupancy mat changed about 5 months ago - and the damn lights come back on.

I'm selling the bmw - had enough !
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Sucks, tho I had this problem and needed to change both sensors in the belt receptacles or whatever they're called--not cheap, but not a ballbuster either. No problems since.
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Old 11-25-2004, 09:39 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Seat belt tensioners common cause.
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the most common fault with E36 air bag lights is the wiring to the seat belt pre-tensioners, the fault is in the block connector under the seats. You can buy a repair loom that has the wire from the tensioner to the conector a modified concector and wiring to the floor loom. To fit this unbolt the seat cut the wiring just above the carpet and SOLDER in the new loom it just plugs into the tensioner be careful on the passenger side not to cut the ocupancy mat wiring you normaly don't need the tensioners themselves
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the most common fault with E36 air bag lights is the wiring to the seat belt pre-tensioners, the fault is in the block connector under the seats. You can buy a repair loom that has the wire from the tensioner to the conector a modified concector and wiring to the floor loom. To fit this unbolt the seat cut the wiring just above the carpet and SOLDER in the new loom it just plugs into the tensioner be careful on the passenger side not to cut the ocupancy mat wiring you normaly don't need the tensioners themselves
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yeah mines on too...getting annoying...but I don't get this cutting wire stuff... ghead
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Whatever you do, don't cut the red wire or it will explode!!!! Or was it the green wire?
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my light blinks for a while then stays on. I figured it was maybe the service point where I need to take it to the dealer and have the system inspected and checked for regular service.. I didn't know there was a wire problem. Guess i'll have to check this out
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Seat belt tensioners common cause.
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I had the same problem, I changed the tenioser once the problem was gone ($200) about 10 months later the same problem occurs, i say fuck it.
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