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Old 11-03-2012, 02:49 AM
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Question Passenger seat air bag sensor on 2004 X3

I have a problem with the air bag light coming on the dash and have been told it is the passenger seat sensor. I have found out you can buy a bypass plug in sensor which heeps the air bag activated even if nobody is sat in the passenger seat so if you have a accident the passenger air bag will still deploy. You can get these on ebay but which is the correct one because they don't state a specified vehicle they are for and the price's range from 5 to 90 so as you can see thats a bit of a difference in cost just to may be buy the wrong sensor. Has anybody bought one of these for a 2004 X3 2.5ise.
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Old 11-03-2012, 11:47 AM
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There was a recall 08V-384 for the passenger seat sensor in 2008. The recall was for 2004-2006 X3. Check with a local dealer if BMW have done it for your car. If not, they may fix it for free.

EDIT: I just realized that the recall was in the US, and you are in England. Still, here it is attached for your reference.
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File Type: pdf E83 Recall No 08V-384.pdf (108.3 KB, 95 views)
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Old 11-08-2012, 01:55 PM
Trevor Jones Trevor Jones is offline
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Cheers Invariant

I have called my local dealer and didn't get much joy from them unless i payed them to repaire the sensor. I will give them a call or pay a visit to them with the print out of you recall letter.

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