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  1. 1999 e36 323i vert - airbag light on but no fault code 
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    Before someone states the obvious i have done a search but only got a hit on e46 and want to check the e36 is the same.

    When i bought my car the airbag light was on - i found the cable on the passenger seat was unplugged so re-plugged it and paid to have the light out - £30 quid i think, a week later it was back on, checked lead but all ok, so now i get a different mechanic to check it whilst it's in for a service, he clears a code but light still on - now reports no fault code on car but light still on.

    he advises that he worked at main dealer before and common problem on lots of cars, he has advised me to hard wire it, i have however found this on ebay - 270465517648.

    i have read the helpful guide to this item from binman - http://www.bimmerforums.co.uk/forum/...due-to-t36479/ however as i say it's only relative to the e46.

    please advise on my best course of action to this most annoying problem.

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    sorry - ebay link should have been - http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/BMW-E36-E46-E3...#ht_1194wt_958
     
     

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    anyone help ??

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    I believe ( E46 anyway ) there's a sensor in the seats which detects if someone is sat there or not, therefore activating air bag on/off. mine comes on intermittently, especially when ive a front seat passenger. To be honest it doesnt bother me, air bag lights are a common problem on lots of cars and it's not a MOT failure (yet!)
    Sorry I can't be of any more help
     
     

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    Not all diagnostics readers pick up all the fault codes so it doesn't mean that there isn't still something wrong.

    When the light came on a week later was this after someone had been in the passenger seat? Have a look here...

    http://www.emotors.ca/Articles/35.aspx
     
     

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    My Peake Research tool isn't advanced enough to do ABS or Airbag codes
     
     

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