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Originally Posted by mikejames015
Thanks for the tips guys and sweet rides!
I guess I will have to take it into the dealer. Hopefully they will not try to bend me over.
I guess I could search for the part @ a wreckers.
Originally Posted by PMB
This is a very common problem and 9 times out of 10 there is actually nothing wrong! I had this problem last year and went to a non franchise BMW repair shop and apparently under each seat the sensors are attached using small plugs. When the seat is moved back and forward the plug can actually rub on the carpet, stretch etc. causing the circuit to temporarily fail. In other words the plug is at fault not the system and not the sensor. The quick fix that the guy did was to use a zip tie around the two wires to stop the plug from straining. Reset the air bag light and hey presto problem solved. Total cost £10. Above someone suggested just resetting the light. This is fine until next time you move the seat back and forth.
A BMW dealer will replace the sensor at a cost of £100-£150 per seat.
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