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7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008)
Discussion of BMW's 4th generation E65/E66 7 Series flagship. The E65 generated much controversy, due to its radical styling and iDrive user difficulties. Nonetheless, the E65 broke records to become the best-selling 7-series iteration ever, especially after its 2005 facelift.

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Old 06-09-2011, 04:50 PM
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2005 745i Driver Restraint System Fault

Hi My BMW 2005 745i just recently started to display "Driver Restraint System Fault" and what seems to be the airbag light is on the dashboard constantly.

Does anyone know what I need to do to fix this error? Do I have to read the codes with the GT1? Do I need a new sensor/airbag?

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Old 06-09-2011, 04:59 PM
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First, I reccomend you to try to use INPA to clear the fault. If the fault comes back which confirms that you have an actual hardware problem. See this post for the instructions: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...7&postcount=22

I read somewhere there was a recall on this. Not sure what year and model!
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Old 06-10-2011, 10:45 AM
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What is INPA?
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Old 06-10-2011, 12:25 PM
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What is INPA?
http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum....php?t=1391667
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Old 06-10-2011, 01:31 PM
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Hi My BMW 2005 745i just recently started to display "Driver Restraint System Fault" and what seems to be the airbag light is on the dashboard constantly.

Does anyone know what I need to do to fix this error? Do I have to read the codes with the GT1? Do I need a new sensor/airbag?

Thanks in advance!
Does your Nav display's flickers some times are restart it's self will driving ,do you get crackling noises from your front speakers sometimes if so the nav unit can cause this nasty Passenger Restraint error did the same for me and a few other members on this board sounds strange i know ,dealer showed how does are connected to each other they can bypass it but you'll lose important functions good luck
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Old 06-10-2011, 03:02 PM
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+1 on reseting the fault at 1st that fault can pop up due to many reasons in my case it was low battery I watched couple movies with car turned off on the way home fault popped up on my idrive I went to INDY and they just reset it for 40$ fault never appeared again. So reset it first see how it is and if it pops up again look into the problem
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Old 07-03-2012, 01:04 PM
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First, I reccomend you to try to use INPA to clear the fault. If the fault comes back which confirms that you have an actual hardware problem. See this post for the instructions: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...7&postcount=22

I read somewhere there was a recall on this. Not sure what year and model!
You're Da Man! Thanks! That was quick and easy and it worked! I've been going gaga serching all over the NET and yours was short/concise/easy/straight forward!

Thanks a bundle.
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Old 10-17-2013, 02:07 PM
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First, I reccomend you to try to use INPA to clear the fault. If the fault comes back which confirms that you have an actual hardware problem. See this post for the instructions: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...7&postcount=22

I read somewhere there was a recall on this. Not sure what year and model!
That didn't work tried this on my friends 740d(765) 2002 e65. He has airbag/restraint fault. It keep on coming back. The error is 9ACC - algorithmus-parameter inkonsistent. WTF now that means.. -.- please fill me in
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Late update. Swap SFZ, program then code.. Start system time. Done
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Wow! I have the same exact color Bmw. That is nice.
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Old 01-20-2016, 09:15 PM
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Does your Nav display's flickers some times are restart it's self will driving ,do you get crackling noises from your front speakers sometimes if so the nav unit can cause this nasty Passenger Restraint error did the same for me and a few other members on this board sounds strange i know ,dealer showed how does are connected to each other they can bypass it but you'll lose important functions good luck
I know I'm late with this but what did you do to fix that mine did that what you just described can you give a hand here
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Old 07-22-2016, 02:13 AM
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hi lads i will refresh this problem
i have the restraint system fault on both passenger and driver sides.
i have resetted it with inpa but it comes back as far as i can remember it were two modules there ssbf and ssfa any one can help? that was after recoding my seats from basic to comfort option.
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Old 07-22-2016, 09:54 AM
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What do you mean recoding your seats? Did you try to recode your seat modules to enable comfort seats or have you installed comfort seats?
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Old 07-22-2016, 09:55 AM
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Wait - you said you fixed this on another thread?
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Old 07-22-2016, 01:30 PM
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i start from the beginning.
i had basic seats. i have replaced them with comfort seats. all was working but airbags were on due to extra airbags in the seats.
i was trying to fix that. i did get rid of the airbags error and then by stupid mistake i restored the car to the factory settings and then the seats modules were codded with the factory settings of my car which had basic seats. so i codded the seats again to add comfort options. and after recoding the seats the restraint system fault came up. and i cant get rid of it now. please help
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