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    BMW X3 Airbag light on? Any helpers (with or without the Helper badge lol!)

    As title.Mums airbag light is on.Not an issue but we were wondering how much to get it off. Thanks x

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    Main dealer visit to reset code!

    transit

    Main dealer visit to reset code!



    ^^^ This............and if it's a sensor fault then look forward to a £200 or so bill.

    how old is the car ?

    Original Poster

    2005.Like i say its not an issue but does this need doing ASAP? And thanks for your advice so far!

    Edited by: "parisp" 3rd Mar 2011

    parisp

    2005.Like i say its not an issue but does this need doing ASAP? And … 2005.Like i say its not an issue but does this need doing ASAP? And thanks for your advice so far!



    Depends on the fault.........if it's just come up from an badic error then it's fine. However if the sensor is faulty then the airbag/s might not deploy in a crash.

    Original Poster

    Well she has basically just got the car.It was on when she had it.Everything else is perfect.Hope its not bad as we thought it was something minor tbh!

    Right....

    What you need to do is take the car to a BMW dealer or a local indi specialist who have the correct diagnostic equipment.

    The airbag light can come on for many reasons from a break in circuit to a sensor failure.

    Reading the codes and noting the fault followed by a reset may/should clear the problem depending on issue.

    One of the common reasons for the airbag light coming on, on a used car is due to the sensor under the seat getting knocked and breaking the connections.

    PLEASE NOTE - When the airbag system has recorded a fault, the full system (most times) is disabled.

    If you want further advice... click here X3 Section

    Cheers

    Rick
    Edited by: "RickT" 3rd Mar 2011

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