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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 08-19-2012, 10:34 AM
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For the record, so anyone reading this in chagrin, will know they're in common company, it happened again today:
- > E39 (1997 - 2003) > SRS Airbag Rest Tool In Sacramento Area

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Like a bonehead, I was fixing the front window and disconnected the air bag before disconnecting the battery. Now the airbag light is on.
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Old 10-26-2012, 09:05 PM
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Happened again today:
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I recently replaced a window regulator and started the car to check the window operation with the airbag module unplugged. Now the airbag warning light is on. How do I delete the code and turn off the light. There is nothing wrong with the system it just set a code when the module was unplugged.
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:54 AM
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To keep these together to help the next person know they're in common company, here's another SRS airbag light thread posted today - this time from changing out the seats:
> E39 (1997 - 2003) > airbag light
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:36 AM
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Here's a first post from someone today with the air bag light after replacing a window regulator:

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The Drivers window regulator went bad and I replaced it a few months ago. Within one month the replacement stopped working. It seems that the wires controls are getting hung up on something. Has anyone had this problem? Also, note, before removing the airbag, you need to disconnect the battery otherwise it generates an airbag fault. No need to ask how I discovered this. lol.
EDIT: And another one today:
> E46 (1999 - 2006) > Driver SRS Warning light after changing window regulator
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Old 03-12-2013, 09:53 PM
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Happened again today:
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I changed the window regulators. Followed good safety and disconnected battery to remove airbags. Oops, I reconnected without hooking up airbags. Now the SRS light is on. I'm looking for someone in my area (Salt Lake) for a reset. I'll pay, but not to the dealer.
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I found Airbag Service to do it for $60.
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Old 03-12-2013, 11:28 PM
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Anybody in Austin TX has a airbag reset tool? Indy shop wanted $70. I didnt even bother going to the dealership.
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For the record, it happened again today:
> E39 (1997 - 2003) > Need access to Airbag reset tool


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Hi guys

Had a seat twist issue on my 98' 540i. Fixed it based on the information found on this forum. Did not have to disconnect or take out the seat. The seat works fine now but the air bag light has come on now.....and no i did not try to switch on the car while i was working on the seat.

I am pretty confident that I haven't screwed anything else in the process so just need to reset the air bag light.....for which i don't have a reset tool.

is there anybody on the north side of Houston who is willing to do me a favor and let me use his code reader reset tool ?
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Typing /srs reset f3 in the VERY best of E39 Links nets this:
- What is the cheapest usable BMW E39 airbag srs reset/scan tool on the net (1) & a cn90 DIY for replacing the driver seat belt buckle pretensioner and the passenger seat emulator (1) & what can cause a BMW E39 SRS airbag light (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) & what scan tools reset the fault (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) & what happens when we disconnect the airbag before the battery or we connect the battery before disconnecting the airbag in seat and window regulator repairs (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) & where to obtain an airbag occupancy sensor bypass unit (1) (2).
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