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    Hi to everyone
    I have a 1999 E36 318is and despite searching the forums and google, I am stumped how to rectify the airbag warning light on the dash.
    There is no wire to the seat belt stalk on the passenger seat, as many threads would lead you to believe, there is no black box under the seat to plug the generic ebay fix into, so at the mo, am pulling my hair out.

    Any info you guys can provide would be much appreciated, as previously stated, I am a bimmer noob.
     
     

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    just for now take the light bulb out if there is no light they have to pass it
    then get the codes read to see what is wrong with the air bag
     
     

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    That is no longer the case, the mot has recently changed and it has to function as it should.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by N1L8R View Post
    That is no longer the case, the mot has recently changed and it has to function as it should.
    read through this thread (Ronnie is a MOT tester )
    BMW Forums.info • BMW Forums UK
     
     

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    Hmm, it does look that way. I will call them tomorrow and post their response. Thanks for the link.
     
     

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    Spoke to my MOT man today and he says it HAS to work as per factory function. Can anyone clear up the conflicting info please?
     
     

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    I understand that all warning lights have to function. Happy to be corrected.
     
     

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    I had a PM from Ronnie and he stands by what he said in his above link, however, it would appear I am at the mercy of my MOT man's interpretation of the rules.

    ANYWAY, we have gotten off track here, I still want to know have to rectify/repair the problem.

    Further info: There is no black box under the passenger seat and no wire to the seatbelt stalk, as just about every thread on the entire interweb suggests.
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    Payno suggested getting the codes read earlier-if you've not done that yet then make this your first port of call otherwise it's going to be guesswork!

    As regards the MOT it seems to be open to interpretation even between the testers themselves!
     
     

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    [quote=755munich;1063483]Payno suggested getting the codes read earlier-if you've not done that yet then make this your first port of call otherwise it's going to be guesswork![/quote
    yes that's what I would of done how are you going to know if its the passenger seat sensor or the passenger belt tensioner or drivers or air bag its self etc etc ?
     
     

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