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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 10-11-2010, 08:46 AM
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Air bag failure on E39

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does any body knows where the airbag control unit is located ?
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Old 10-11-2010, 09:10 AM
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The MRS control module is under the center console, at the rearmost position. Disconnect the neg lead of the battery before beginning work.
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Be aware that you're dealing with a) explosives and b) a safety system in the car. If you do practically *anything* to the system with the battery connected you will find new codes.
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