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Old 06-28-2012, 09:29 AM
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SRS Light - Firing Circuit, Head Airbag

Hello,

I've scoured the boards for my answer, I hope somebody can help me out.

2002 330i Sedan with 115k. Airbag light came on. I purchased a SRS Reset/Scan tool. I didn't buy the Peake one, but instead bought the Loftek B800 for $42. http://www.amazon.com/Loftek-Airbag-.../dp/B005MMPCDQ

It seemed to work just fine, it gave me code 10 - 0d, which is "Firing Circuit, Stage 2, Head Airbag." Then I cleared the code.

According to the shop manual "head airbag" is one of the top side (near your head) airbags.

After reset, the light comes back on after anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes of driving. Nothing unusual happened to trigger the light on any of the occasions, it just seems random.

Most of the SRS light posts discuss either the steering wheel airbag, or the seat belt tensioners. And despite the fact that my steering wheel was upgraded to an ///M one several years ago, I'm reluctant to poke around anywhere when the error code points to a different airbag.

Has anybody seen this problem? Again, SRS code 10, 0d.

TL;DR Anybody have a fix for SRS code 10, 0d, Head airbag, firing circuit, stage 2 on a 2002 BMW 330i?

Thanks
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Old 06-28-2012, 09:37 AM
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After 30 seconds of googling, I found these two links that seem helpful:

http://www.e46fanatics.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=452097

http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum...d.php?t=820794
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Old 06-28-2012, 09:57 AM
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AWESOME. I looked and couldn't find any 10-0D stuff. Eight minutes and bimmerfest gives me some solid, logical leads. I will remove the steering wheel, check connections for crimped wires or any other loose/bad connections and see if this works. As always, online forums save the day. I've been saved a dozen times and thousands of dollars by you kind folks.
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Old 06-28-2012, 10:03 AM
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Originally Posted by thompsonmd View Post
AWESOME. I looked and couldn't find any 10-0D stuff. Eight minutes and bimmerfest gives me some solid, logical leads. I will remove the steering wheel, check connections for crimped wires or any other loose/bad connections and see if this works. As always, online forums save the day. I've been saved a dozen times and thousands of dollars by you kind folks.
Hopefully that's all it is - a loose wire, which would make sense with it being a somewhat intermittent problem.

I remember one time when I was in college and was completely broke and my old Honda Accord started leaking coolant. I wasn't really familiar with cars back then (not that I'm some mechanical god now or anything) and all I knew was something broken = way more money to fix than I had.

It was probably my first real 'DIY repair', but I didn't have a choice, so I started looking and reading and learning and found out it was a 50 cent piece of hose that had cracked. The easiest and cheapest fix ever.

Anyway, nostalgic moment over - hopefully it's something just as easy for you in this situation.
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Old 10-13-2012, 12:06 PM
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Guys, regarding the above issue, after resetting the light every few weeks, it eventually just went away. I think there probably was a connection in the steering wheel area that was a little loose, and the warm temps must have caused the problem. So this was a do-nothing-and-let-it-fix-itself.
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