This car has never been in an accident, or even a slight tap on the frt.,
but the airbag light is now on. I don't remember when exactly it came on,
but I'm hoping I don't have to take the steering wheel appart to figure
out if it's a short or what.
Is there any way to know other than that whether it's still working or
it's just an idiot light malfunction?
In fact, how would I know if I DID take the steering wheel apart? I sure
don't want to set it off to find out!
Drivin a 94 BMW 325is w/sport.
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The Airbag light means the airbag system is inactive because of a fault
somewhere in the circuit.
The computer will tell the technician where "somewhere" is, and he can reset
the light, but there is no way to do a repair and have the light go out by
itself, it must be reset.
The typical service requirement is the seat belt retractor switch and/or the
passenger front seat sensor. My '94 had the light on to alert me that the
light didn't work. I don't quite get why they would turn on a light that
doesn't work to tell you that the light doesn't work, but my mechanic reset
the circuit and the light never came on again.
I recently bought another '94 E36, and the light came on. My mechanic said
it was a switch in the seat. He reset the circuit, and the light has not
come back on. My guess is that your light just got a hair in its ass, and
when reset it will remain off.
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