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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 05-02-2015, 10:43 AM
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air bag red light

on my 99 328i convertible , the red air bag light on the dash is staying on . It just came on a couple of days ago and it wont shut off. any quick fixes ? don't really want to take it to the dealer
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You need access to an SRS code reader to see what fault tripped the light.
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You need access to an SRS code reader to see what fault tripped the light.
thanks ! amazon has them for $ 65 should be an easy fix and this is a good tool to have for the future
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where to buy a sensor

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You need access to an SRS code reader to see what fault tripped the light.
The code read ....... sensor switch in drivers seat belt input .

Does anyone happen to know where I can buy a drivers seat belt sensor ( the one that is inside the seat belt lock , where the belt goes into the click box ) ???
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You can't buy the switch by itself, you have to get the whole receptacle assembly.

http://bmwfans.info/parts-catalog/E3...r_strap_front/


This DIY gives instructions on how to remove the seat to replace the receptacle.

http://www.pelicanparts.com/BMW/tech...eat-Repair.htm
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how about the Peake R5 15-pin reset tool to get the airbag light off ?
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how about the Peake R5 15-pin reset tool to get the airbag light off ?
You just need to be certain you get the R5/SRS tool and not the engine fault code reader. Either the 19 pin tool that plugs into the diagnostic port in the engine compartment or the one with the 16 pin adapter that plugs into the OBDII port will work fine.
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I will give that a try , thanks for all your help ! nice Z4 , love the color !
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