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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 07-01-2016, 08:56 AM
Jeromecqy Jeromecqy is offline
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1999 e39 523 airbag

So i have a e39 523 which its airbag is always on and couldnt be erased . I have a reader which shows code 01 driver airbag and 04 passenger air bag .

Whenever i tried to erase the code 01 and 04 code just swapped can watch video for a understanding

I think its an Airbag Control Module problem

Anyone with any thoughs?


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Old 07-01-2016, 11:37 AM
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BCM = general module?

The airbags have a dedicated control module underneath the center console, towards the rear. You will need a BMW-specific scan tool to access this module and diagnosis it.
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Old 07-01-2016, 11:44 AM
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The video shown is a bmw scan tool creator c110. and the codes are 01 driver airbag and 04 passenger air bag . i think my car airbag system is MRS3

By BCM i actually mean the airbag module
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Old 07-01-2016, 12:45 PM
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The codes indicate that there is an airbag problem. Do you have Takata air bags? The humidity may be causing this.
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Old 07-01-2016, 12:51 PM
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I dont think its the air bag problem

I changed my steering wheel(newer looks)before so i have a spare old wheel and even if i placed the old steering in it wouldnt clear out the fault and it wouldnt just so happen to break both my front driver and passenger airbag at the same time huh pretty odd.
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Old 07-07-2016, 09:45 AM
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Any other Idea Guys??
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