How To Reset BMW Airbag Light 3 Series E36 E46 E39 E65 E90 E92 F01 F10 M3 M5 Z3 X5
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Works for BMW's from 1994-2012. The airbag was replaced and tripped the airbag light.
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1 Series - E81 / E82 / E87 / E88
3 Series - E36 / E46 / E90 / E91 / E92 / E93
5 Series - E39 / E60 / E61
6 Series - E63 / E64
7 Series - E39 / E65 / E66
X1 - E84
X3 - E83
X5 - E53 / E70 / E71
Z3 - E36
Z4 - E85 / E86 / E89
Mini - R50 / R52 / R53 / R55 / R56
How to reset BMW airbag light
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BMW DIAGNOSTIC CODES
A built-in BMW, self diagnostic code gives the benefit of troubleshooting a
failure car component, the method to retrieve the faulty codes after Check
Engine light turns on. This method helps car lovers to pin point the
problem and replace the defecting component quickly and cost effectively.
It works on models that have same instruments and LED's layout.
Below here is the code table to interpret the meaning:
Unlock and TEST your BMW E46 3 Series OBC Hidden Functions DIY
Follow me as I check my Battery Voltage to see if I need a new battery or
Instructions to access the hidden OBC functions:
1. Hold Trip Reset while turning ignition key to on position
2. OBC should show "Test"
3. Use Trip Reset to select function 19.0 that unlocks all the features
3. Wait for display to show "Off"
4. Depress Trip Reset for 1/4 second and release it
5. With no delay press Trip Reset several times to select one of the
following function s
BMW E46 On-Board Computer (OBC) Hidden Codes
# - example description
1 - Car Engine and cluster data
1.0 - 46nnn Chassis nr/VIN serial number (last 5 digits)
1.1 - 4nnn K-number
1.2 - 690236 Cluster Part #
1.3 - 045210 Coding (04)/diagnosis (52)/bus index (10)
1.4 - 1200 Week (12)/year of manufacture (2000)
1.5 - 09_160 Hardware (09) and software # (16.0) of cluster
1.6 - Not used
1.7 - 04__44 CAN-version (04) KI-revision index (44)
2 - (test) Cluster System Test - Activates the gauge drivers,
indicators and LEDs to confirm function
3 - SI Data
3.0 - 1098 Used fuel in liters since last SI (Service Inspection)
3.1 - 0231 Periodic inspection days; elapsed days (since last SI)
4 - Momentary Consumption
4.0 - 0145+ Instant fuel consumption - 0145=14.5 liters/100km
4.1 - 0018 Instant fuel consumption - 0018=1.8 l/Hour
5 - Distance Gone Consumption
5.0 - 082 Average mileage; 082=8.2 liters/100km
5.1 - 0536 Calc. km to refuel (momentary distance to go)
6 - Fuel Level sensor inputs in liters
6.0 - 109330+ Fuel level averaged; Left half sensor input=10.9 liters;
Right sensor input=33.0 liters
6.1 - 0439+ Total tank level averaged; vlgs 6.0: 10.9+33.0=43.9 liters
6.2 - 0442+ Indicated value (44.2) and tank phase
7 - Temperature and Speed
7.0 - 021+ Coolant/Engine temperature (2.1C)
7.1 - 130 Ambient/Outside temperature - chg met 5 pts. 125/130/135
7.2 - + Engine speed / Current RPMs 1/min
7.3 - + Vehicle speed / Current Speed in km/hour
8 - Input value in HEX form
8.0 - 1d0+ System voltage ADC-Value Hex code
8.1 - 26C33C+ ADC Values HG left/HG right
8.2 - 0000 ADC Value brake degradation sensor (000=o.k.)
8.3 - 18C ADC Value outside temperature
9 - Battery
9.0 - 140 Battery Voltage - 140 = UB 14.0v
9.1 - 242013+?
9.2 - 074_78+?
10 - Not used
11 - Not used
12 - Not used
13 - Gong Test
14 - Not used
15 - Status cluster I/O-ports (bit codes) 0=low; 1=high
1st-belt contact, seat belt fastened=0; 2) ignition lock contact, key
inserted=0; 3) door contact, door open=0; 4) clock button pressed=0; 5) SI
reset=0, for reset=0; 6) EGS transmission failure=0
Status Digital Outputs (bits) 0=inactive, 1=active
1) Gong output; 2) Brake warning lamp; 3) Low fuel warning lamp; 4) EGA
lamp; 5) seat belt lamp; 6) manipulation dot
16 - Not used
17 - Not used
18 - Not used
19 - Lock Status; unlocks functions in range 3-18
19.0 - L-On/L-Off Unlock: press button when "L-Off"
20 - Not used
21 - Software Reset; reset OBC settings
00 - End of test
How to clear Check Engine Light and Fault Codes BMW
The method of clearing engine light needs to pass inspection. If you have
check engine light turning on after the car runs for several miles. Park to
nearest Inspection station, and after clearing Check Engine Light, bring in
for inspection. This is good only for car manufactured before 1996 BMW. It
also reset all the fault code BMW.
Below is BMW Fault Codes Table:
BMW Seat Airbag Light Fix,
I've had a lot of questions from people about where to install the bypass i
made in my other video(found here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2UqGJ_LK3Y) so i've made this video to show
you how i fitted it to an E46. Its pretty much the same for most other
BMW's and its very easy.
Simply tap the sensor you made, into the white and blue cables and tape
them up. Don't reconnect the old Blue and white wire plug as that will
cause the airbag light to come back on again. tuck everything away nicely
and if needed, use a couple of cable ties to make sure the wiring doesn't
get knocked by a rear seat passengers feet.
I had to use my INPA diagnostics machine to reset the airbag light as it
was a permanent one. If your airbag light is an intermittent one then you
will usually get away without needing to have the code cleared with
A little background on what this sensor is and what it does,
The occupancy sensor is a mat thats built into the seat and it tells the
computer if there is a person sitting there. If there are no passengers and
the car is crashed then it wont deploy the passenger airbags, only the
This sensor is well known for going bad and this is why it triggers the
airbag light. Unfortunately it costs upwards of 4-500 quid in parts and
labour to have the seat mat replaced but with this mod, the bypassyou made
(as per my previous video), or even bought of ebay etc will tell the
computer that there is a passenger in the seat at all times and will always
fire both passenger and driver airbags in the even of an accident instead
of firing just the driver one.
Making up this bypass is very easy and can be done very cheaply too.
As always, I hope you find this useful and feel free to rate it, ask
questions etc etc. :)
BMW e46 e36 airbag light / lamp - Solved (Easy DIY - SRS)
BMW e46 (323ci in this case) have à problem with the airbag, its a sensor
under the drivers seat that causes the airbag light to switch on. That
means your airbag probably is not working. Instead of beeing annoyed, I've
found a solution that makes that lamp to switch of. You have probably
searched a lot on the web about this problem but ended up with fake videos
or products you need to buy. There is no need for that. Do it your self
instead. I hope you like it and good luck.
Some functions may not work such as parking sensor, lights. It depends on
each and every model of your e46. Some of you think that this is not safe
due to the airbag will not work when the fuse is out. A message to you guys
is that, your airbag does not work anyway thats why the lamp is lid.
Here you can see a diagram over the Fuse box:
BMW 325i Ugly Hazy Headlight Restoration by Headlight Restoration Service Florida
This BMW 325i headlights restoration took a doing. These headlights had
passed the yellow stage gone through the hazy cloudy stage of oxidation.
They were among the worst headlights that we have ever restore. Never the
less we were able to give these headlights a new look after our headlight
restoration service. Fixmyheadlights.com have been restoring headlights in
south Florida in the Miami Dade, Broward county area for the past 3 years.
The headlights in this video were restored in Lauderhill Florida close to
Coral Springs Tamarac and Sunrise. Mr Parks was very happy and pleased with
our headlight restoration service. His headlights in a like new look
condition dramatically improved the appearance of his car and also
increased his SAFETY as well.
BMW e46 brake pads indicating light - self reset
After you replaced worn brake pads and their wear sensor on your e46, just
set the to to ignition on and wait approx. 20 sec. The indicating light
should come off automatically. Important - leave the drivers door open
while reseting the warning light!
Replace BMW Fuel Filter
http://www.AutoWerksofAmerica.com - Replacing a BMW fuel filter is easily
done with a few simple tools and a little instruction. Some
recommendations: Do this job when the fuel tank is nearly empty and use
some kind of pan to catch the remaining fuel in the filter.
Consider replacing some of the rubber hose and rusty hose clamps when you
perform a BMW fuel filter change.
Peake Research BMW Tools: Code Reader, Airbag Reset
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owners who want to save money on diagnostic and repair costs. Peake fcx
tools are used to diagnose engine codes and reset the oil service lights.
The Peake SRS tool is used to reset airbag error codes.
Find the proper connection type for your year/model car:
Code Reader Tool - http://tinyurl.com/PeakeChart
Airbag Tool - http://tinyurl.com/PeakeSRSChart
Opels Airbag Misuse test ensures driving safety.
Removing BMW Door Panel & Replacing Window Regulator
Is your BMW's window not operating properly? In this detailed video,
Bavarian Otto shows you -- step by step -- how to remove the door panel and
window, and how to replace a faulty or broken window regulator, saving you
hundreds of dollars over what a dealer would charge for the repair. You can
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