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    why does the airbag light in my 325 always come on when someone is sat in the passenger seat?

    is there anyway it can be switched off or the sensor unplugged?

    find it a little annoying
     
     

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    my 325 compact had the same problem. I have had to have mine reset twice. Though in my case it was apparently a lazy seatbelt pretensioner rather than the usual occupancy, though effectively the two are combined when you think about it. Basically an elastic band as far as descriptions go.

    There is a gadget you can buy that bypasses the airbag gubbins for the passenger side which makes things operable again and stops the light coming back, though you still need to reset it after fitting the gadget. But this would (as far as I can work out anyway) allow the airbags on the passenger side to deploy even if no one was sat in the seat. I may be wrong on that, but I leave that to others to work out as I had mine reset under warranty.

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/BMW-Occupancy-...3A1|240%3A1318

    get the car to an auto electrician and have it reset if I were you, or buy the tool and do it yourself http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...fvi%3D1&_rdc=1. It's a 5 minute job and is far better than messing with wiring
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    The SRS is fitted to the car for a safety reason. It has been disabled due to occupancy sensor problem, so that bypass will still not cure the problem.
     
     

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    The problem with those Ebay bypasses is the seat mat measures the weight sat on it, the seat is occupied if a weight over 12kgs is on it.

    My problem is this, if you have a small crash that does trigger the airbags then the passenger airbags will fire even when someone ISN'T sat in the passenger seat.

    Rather costly a repair bill when only the drivers would have fired if a seat mat had been fitted.
     
     

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    agreed, so don't crash. I am guessing that those who go by this route do so due to cost in correcting the issue. It puts the light out and ensures the airbags operate (even if the seat is empty), and for many that will likely be enough. I still say that the best option is getting it reset properly, or at least confirming the fault. I only added the link to show it was an option
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    mine does it too
    im sure its a sensor under the seat
     
     

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