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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 10-21-2011, 02:45 PM
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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?
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Old 10-21-2011, 02:52 PM
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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.
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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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Old 10-21-2011, 10:07 PM
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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).
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Old 10-21-2011, 10:10 PM
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BTW, this wards off bad mechanics ...

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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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