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    Hello,

    My airbag warning light came on, I've had a quick search and it seems there could be a few causes. I called my local Indy and they'd check the codes for £61+ vat, not including fixing it or anything which seems a bit steep!

    I've had a really minor poke around and seen Peake tool SRS resetting for the e46, and the B800 reset tool for cheaper/the same as what the Indy were quoting, are they any good?

    I have also seen (and had a brief delve on here) the Car diagnostic set ups. I've got an old laptop laying around at home with a serial port, and a newer x64 windows 7 laptop, is it worth giving the diagnostic thing a go, or, does it not reset the airbag light? What other benefits are there to the diagnostics?

    I cannot see the circular 20 pin female connector under the bonnet, but there is a similar to scart socket, but with a circle in the middle connector near my foot pedals...

    Thanks in advance,

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    INPA setup will cost you 7 quid for a vagcom interface and with that you will get the full range of bmw car diagnostics, the socket is under the dash by your right knee and you can reset and diagnose airbag faults with INPA the lot...

    there is enough info on the first 2 pages in here to get you up to speed with an INPA setup...
    330i sport a big chunk of berlin...

     
     

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    Brilliant thank you!

    Is this the Vagcom cable you mean? VAG-COM OBD2 OBDII 409.1 KKL USB Car Diagnostic Cable Interface Tool for VW/AUDI | eBay
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by dailydoggy View Post
    INPA setup will cost you 7 quid for a vagcom interface and with that you will get the full range of bmw car diagnostics, the socket is under the dash by your right knee and you can reset and diagnose airbag faults with INPA the lot...

    there is enough info on the first 2 pages in here to get you up to speed with an INPA setup...
    isnt the vag com cable only for vw and audi,please correct me if im wrong and isnt it a bmw inpa/edibias cable he needs for a bmw??
     
     

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    soldering pins 7 and 8 together turns a VW vagcom cable into a useable BMW INPA/ediabas cable...

    and they are only 7 quid..
    330i sport a big chunk of berlin...

     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by edber View Post
    isnt the vag com cable only for vw and audi,please correct me if im wrong and isnt it a bmw inpa/edibias cable he needs for a bmw??
    You are wrong. As DailyDoggy is telling you, the VAGCOM lead is what you need.

    If you have a round socket under the bonnet, you MUST use that to access the airbag module and there is a £3 16 to 20 pin adaptor for that available.

    You don't need to short 7&8 in that configuration, since the shorting is done for you in the 16 to 20 pin adaptor.
     
     

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    i dont know why people go on about this £7 lead, you can simply buy for £25 a lead which requires no modification at all (plug and play) and all the diagnostics you will ever need for pre 2007 non D-can Cars...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bmw techy View Post
    i dont know why people go on about this £7 lead, you can simply buy for £25 a lead which requires no modification at all (plug and play) and all the diagnostics you will ever need for pre 2007 non D-can Cars...
    You pays your money, you makes your choice. People "go on" about it because it's what we used to do before the hawks spotted the mod help given out for free on the forums; and used it to add £18 to the price of the adaptor.
     
     

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    totally agree with techy,why go to the hassle of soldering and then hoping that you did it right when you can buy a cable and software all ready to go,i did and have no probs.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by joylove View Post
    You are wrong. As DailyDoggy is telling you, the VAGCOM lead is what you need.

    If you have a round socket under the bonnet, you MUST use that to access the airbag module and there is a £3 16 to 20 pin adaptor for that available.

    You don't need to short 7&8 in that configuration, since the shorting is done for you in the 16 to 20 pin adaptor.
    dailydoggy didnt mention soldering in his first post.and a vagcom cable is for vw and audi,its modded to work in bmw cars.so im not wrong in what i said.
     
     

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