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Old 01-23-2010, 05:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Airbag Warning Light/steering wheel fascia

I have just replaced the bottom half fascia on my 318 E46's steering wheel & now airbag warning light is on - i did disconnect battery before removing airbag & all seems connected ok - any ideas please??
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Try reset it & let us know.
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You have to get it reset via diagnostics...as Rashid has suggested
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Cheers guys - i've since noticed i didnt plug airbag plug in completely so assume thats why light has come on - just a bit annoyed as now gonna cost me 25+ to get light reset!!! Unless anyone knows of somewhere near Bedford thats cheaper?? (without buying diagnostics unit)
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Thats why it came on then... I thought it a bit strange it had come on as you did disconnect the battery prior, if you were nearer me I would reset it for you but Bedford is a bit far.....
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Cheers mate - lets hope i find someone a bit nearer.....but thanks anyway :0)
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Hi have the same problem, anyone near Porthcawl S Wales who could re-set airbag light for 200 BMW 328i (connector under bonnet) thanks
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Thats year 2000 not 200 lol
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Cheers - I found a guy who resets errors for 20 in Bedford - not too bad I thought
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Just for future reference, you DON'T need to unplug your airbag to change the bottom trim piece.

I did this just recently. You still disconnect the battery but all you do is hold the air bag out of the way when you slide the trim piece off. It saves you from getting that airbag light turned on.
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Good for you Badger, garage wants 40 +vat to re-set mine, (not BMW) bit steep I thought?
Still hoping someone around this area has a tool to reset it
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