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ABH 10-21-2011 01:45 PM

code problem
 
Local mechanic fixed my driver's side front door regulator. He unplugged the air bag Now he cannot reset the code. Therefore the air bag light is "ON" all the time. Does anyone know the code for turning off the air bag light?

moiz21 10-21-2011 01:52 PM

There is no code. You have to have the correct tool to reset the light. If he can't do it, he needs to pay for someone who can.

Edit: Your supposed to disconnect the battery to avoid this very same issue. He probably didn't if he doesn't specialize in BMW's and doesn't know any better.

smolck 10-21-2011 04:31 PM

If the local mechanic didn't know enough to unplug the battery before disconnecting the air bag, you need to find a new mechanic asap. That is a hack job for sure.

bluebee 10-21-2011 09:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by smolck (Post 6394378)
you need to find a new mechanic asap

I'm surprised how MANY times we hear the exact same story ... i.e., mechanic changed window regulator or worked on the seats ... and lo and behold ... the SRS airbag lit.

What kind of mechanics are out there anyway?

- What can cause an SRS airbag light (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) & what tools reset the fault (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) & what happens when mechanics disconnect the airbag before the battery or they connect the battery before disconnecting the airbag in seat and window regulator repairs (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) & where to buy an airbag occupancy sensor bypass unit (1) (2).

bluebee 10-21-2011 09:10 PM

BTW, this wards off bad mechanics ...

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/att...9&d=1297378654

mawana 10-22-2011 02:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by smolck (Post 6394378)
If the local mechanic didn't know enough to unplug the battery before disconnecting the air bag, you need to find a new mechanic asap. That is a hack job for sure.

^^^^


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