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Old 09-04-2013, 03:08 PM
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airbag fault 81

hello guys here with my first issue with my 2004 x5 4.4V8 lovely car just need to iron out the niggles

have had it on a snap on modus diagnogstic machine today for the air bag and it came back with

81- sensor for airbag front left

could anyone confirm with me that this is the sensor under the front passenger seat and is there any options out there of any sensors other than bmw ,

i know you can by-pass them but i would like to just have it sorted

thanks

scott
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Old 09-05-2013, 05:44 AM
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airbag fault 81

That fault is for the front left door airbag. When you remove the door panel, you will see it. The connector usually gets damaged or improperly reinstalled after removal


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Old 09-05-2013, 11:06 AM
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Airbag

Oh really good job I didn't go taking the seat out

Okay so ill have to have the door panel off then and inspect the connection , if the connection is fine what part would I be needing to replace ?


Thanks for the help
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Old 09-06-2013, 12:51 PM
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Removed the airbag this afternoon and inspected the connector and all is perfect in there looks like the panel had never been of before .

So the code says - 81 - sensor for left side airbag

Can someone tell me where the sensor is located for the side airbag and a link to one so I know what I'm looking for

Am I right it thinking its the one bolted the the chassis under the carpet facing direction of travel also known as a crash sensor ?
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