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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2013 11:26 am
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Howdy everyone new guy here with question . I just bought a 2005 330ci
and the air bag light stays on . Anybody have any ideas on what may be causing this, or where I might look for the problem.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2013 1:45 pm
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Hey Pete,

Welcome to the forums. AZBMW is a vibrant community that combines these beautiful machines we call BMW’s with illegal drugs and wild swingers parties. Nothing is better then a group of BMW cars parked outside Christie's strip club while out entire family rails the finest cocaine available in Phoenix.

As for your E46, the E46 was released in 1998 to worldwide markets in the sedan body style. In 1999, a coupé and touring body style became available to all markets, and the sedan was released in the United States. A convertible and hatchback body style was released in 2000, the latter only for Europe, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. The E46 experienced enormous success in all markets and was widely considered the performance benchmark of its class.[4] The record selling year for the E46 chassis was 2002, when 561,249 vehicles were sold worldwide.[5] The main competitors during the E46's production run were the Alfa Romeo 156, Audi A4, Infiniti G, Lexus IS, Acura TL, Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the Rover 75/MG ZT.

As for the airbag light, an airbag is a vehicle safety device. It is an occupant restraint system consisting of a flexible fabric envelope or cushion designed to inflate rapidly during an automobile collision. Its purpose is to cushion occupants during a crash and provide protection to their bodies when they strike interior objects such as the steering wheel or a window. Modern vehicles may contain multiple airbag modules in various side and frontal locations of the passenger seating positions, and sensors may deploy one or more airbags in an impact zone at variable rates based on the type, angle and severity of impact; the airbag is designed to only inflate in moderate to severe frontal crashes. Airbags are normally designed with the intention of supplementing the protection of an occupant who is correctly restrained with a seatbelt. Most designs are inflated through pyrotechnic means and can only be operated once. Newer side-impact airbag modules consist of compressed air cylinders that are triggered in the event of a side impact vehicle impact.

Hope this was helpful! Welcome to AZBMW!

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:22 pm
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Thanks for the info I'll keep looking
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:39 pm
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ELuk, forever the troll.

Pete, welcome to AZBMW. If your airbag light is on it could mean a number of different things could be wrong, either just one fault or many. Go to a BMW specialist shop to get a correct diagnosis. There are many that dont charge for the first hour of diag time, so i would start there.

Good luck and welcome to the community.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2013 10:25 pm
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Thanks for the answer .I didn't know if someone on the forum might have had a scan tool that could read the codes

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2013 10:31 pm
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Thanks for the answer .I didn't know if someone on the forum might have had a scan tool that could read the codes

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 2:39 am
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Generic scan tools cant read proprietary manufacturer codes. When its an airbag code you need to know exactly what circuit has a fault. It could be driver stage one or two or the seatbelt pre-tensioner firing circuit or the belt buckle itself will set an airbag light. You cant know with a generic scanner.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 7:26 pm
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Thanks thats more info than I started with I had know idea the seat belt could set off the air bag light. Do you know of any good shops in N Phoenix?

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Not in N. Phoenix but I'm sure my friend Google knows. Shop around a bit. All the good shops I know are in the east valley.

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