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Thread: Airbag light on after not connecting connector, need to reset?

  1. #1
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    Airbag light on after not connecting connector, need to reset?

    I got a new steering wheel and transferred the airbag to it but forgot to connect the connector below the column. Duh.
    The airbag light came on, so I powered off for 20 minutes and connected it correctly. The light is still on after connecting power.
    Is there something in the memory I need to clear?
    Or do I need to chase the connectors on the new steering wheel to assure contacts are being made?
    I will also have to call the local BMW dealer to get the radio code for my tape deck with disc changer radio... Grrrr.

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    You need a BMW specific scan tool/software to reset.




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    You can have the dealer reset it when they give you the radio code, or buy a reset tool, or get a laptop and a cable and download and learn to use INPA software. No amount of disconnecting the battery will help.

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    Nathan in Denver

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    Thanks all. I guess there's worse ways of messing up, but $26 to buy a scanner to fix a boneheaded mistake is cheap but it's still a boneheaded mistake.

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