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Old 10-21-2013, 02:56 AM
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Airbag problem

So I'm working on the passenger side door while the airbag is left hanging by the cable and suddenly disconnects and drops on the hard floor. After reconnecting and putting back together, the airbag light goes on.
I thought I screwed up the airbag by dropping it, but I find a second hand airbag (wreckers seemed convinced it was a good airbag) from the wreckers and connect it then try reset the fault, but light keeps coming back as soon as its reset.
Got me baffled. Anyone with ideas?
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Old 10-21-2013, 04:59 AM
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you will need to get this reset by a BMW dealer
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Old 10-21-2013, 11:58 PM
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Guy at the shop said he had original BMW software on his computer. I believe him. You still think only the dealer can get it reset?
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Old 10-22-2013, 02:43 AM
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if you have the right software on laptop you should be able to reset it yourself, i haven`t had to do it but there are programs bmw that can.
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Old 10-22-2013, 10:19 PM
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I've been looking for the right software and cable to be able to do it myself but haven't been able to find it yet!
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Old 10-26-2013, 12:17 AM
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Im also looking for a SRS reset tool. I replaced a door handle and had the Airbag unplugged for a while and now have the lil light on. Im finding that Peake srs reset tool for $120 or Loftek b800SRS and OBD diagnostic for about $45. Im gonna call around to some loaner tool spots in the AM... Good Luck
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Old 10-26-2013, 09:03 AM
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check here if you have a laptop this will work for you http://www.ebay.com/itm/271182362979...S:1123&vxp=mtr
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Old 10-27-2013, 04:39 AM
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I have the peake reset tool but not the airbag one, I have the other one and it seems to work pretty good so far. To reset the airbag you need a different reset tool from peake that cost quite a bit of money. I've had a look at some other system with a usb cable hookup to my laptop, such as puddinboo has suggested for much cheaper than the peake tool.
I've ordered one and just waiting for it to arrive and test it out. I'll post back here with my results.
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Old 10-27-2013, 08:12 AM
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cool I`ll be waitting lol
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Old 10-29-2013, 12:58 PM
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Just an FYI for those reading this and didn't know...if you disconnect the negative battery cable BEFORE disconnecting any airbag electrical harness you won't have an issue with the SRS (airbag) warning. But you've also gotta plug everything back in BEFORE reconnecting the negative battery cable.

If any airbag detects loss of electrical power...it will set a fault code and the SRS/MRS (supplemental restraint system/multiple restraint system) will need a reset...and as you can gather from this thread...SRS reset is SPECIFIC...you have to have the tool or software/hardware that specifically resets SRS.
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