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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 10-03-2012, 12:20 AM
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Airbaglamp again!

Code 18 tells me that sensor for sideairbag is not working.
I have electrical chairs and donīt want to pick them out.
Is there anyone who have a picture or can tell me exactly where the sensor is placed?
I know itīs somewhere under the seat, and my thinking is to cut the carpet if it is possible.
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Old 10-03-2012, 07:51 AM
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Airbaglamp again!
What does "again" mean? Is this a second or third time you've had the airbag lamp? What did you do to solve each of those prior airbag light indications?
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Old 10-04-2012, 12:55 AM
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First indication was the passenger seat sensor. I found a fix on the internet and it worked it seems.But now i have a new error on sideairbag sensor left.
I have not found any fix on this so I will try to change place on left and right sensor just to make sure it is a faulty sensor.
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Old 10-04-2012, 11:00 AM
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These references may help:
- What is the cheapest usable BMW E39 airbag srs reset/scan tool on the net (1) & a cn90 DIY for replacing the driver seat belt buckle pretensioner and the passenger seat emulator (1) & what can cause a BMW E39 SRS airbag light (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) & what scan tools reset the fault (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) & what happens when we disconnect the airbag before the battery or we connect the battery before disconnecting the airbag in seat and window regulator repairs (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) & where to obtain an airbag occupancy sensor bypass unit (1) (2).
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