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Old 01-13-2003, 04:19 AM   #1
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Airbag light on with aftermarket wheel.

Well, I have a Momo wheel, I've dealt with the airbag light always being on, but now I have a lot of time to kill, is there a way to fix it (and maybe even make my passenger airbag work)?
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Old 01-13-2003, 12:20 PM   #2
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I've got a exact same problem.
but I heard that you can take out whole gauges and
take out the burb behind. Thats what I heard, dont know if
thats the way to do it..

ps. what kind of steering wheel did you get? I got momo course limited edition.
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Old 01-13-2003, 02:29 PM   #3
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Momo Commando, although I wouldn't mind getting a suade racing wheel (Like a Sparco 333 or Sparco Racer 2).
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Old 01-13-2003, 06:16 PM   #4
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I was lucky!

I was lucky i owned an earlier edition for my E36 so i didn't have a airbag. But thats what i heard aswell, to just take the bulb out. I wonder if you asked the dealer they could over ride the airbag warning light and put it off. I bought the millenuim wheel. Later
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Old 01-13-2003, 06:23 PM   #5
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Well, I realize I could just pull the bulb out, but isn't there a way to fool the SRS module into thinking the airbag is still there?
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Old 01-13-2003, 09:36 PM   #6
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Nope, and you can't take the bulb out.

There are two bulbs for the airbag in the E36 dash board.

One is removable, and one is built in. No way to remove it (at least not easily...).

There is no easy way around this one....if you want the airbag light out, then you have to remove the airbag system entirely.


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There is no easy way around this one....if you want the airbag light out, then you have to remove the airbag system entirely.
So in other words I'll have to live with it, not a big deal, the amber ASC light is worse, and the green foglight indicator just adds to the light show.
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A dealer, by law, can not de-activate an SRS system. Even if you have them sign a waiver that you will not sue in the event of an accident. Big time lawsuits. I know it sucks, but this one you will have to live with. One thought though is that you can put some tape over the bulbs and have them hidden. I did this in my E30 when the service indicator batteries went dead.
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You can't take the bulb out since it's built in on the "mother board" of the instrument cluster. Well, I think it's possible to fool it, but u gotta find out which pin(s) is for the airbag... in my case, i just took the board out and taped it. (also did this to my previous car, a 2002 GTI, exactly the same way) Good luck.
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Old 01-14-2003, 02:05 PM   #10
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A dealer, by law, can not de-activate an SRS system. Even if you have them sign a waiver that you will not sue in the event of an accident. Big time lawsuits. I know it sucks, but this one you will have to live with. One thought though is that you can put some tape over the bulbs and have them hidden. I did this in my E30 when the service indicator batteries went dead.
No you don't, just remove the system yourself.

There is nothing illegal about removing the system yourself, you just can't get the BMW dealership to do it for you.

Independent mechanics *may* be able to do this for you as well...

The airbag system is really easy to remove. The control module is under the back seat, and the passenger airbag / frame behind the glovebox.


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I've also heard of tricking your SRS system by installing a "dummy air bag". I don't know the full details, but its some kind of circuit board which tricks the system to think that the airbag is there. This would also make your other airbags functional. I saw it on some car show on TV a few months back.
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Old 01-15-2003, 10:47 AM   #12
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Well, I realize I could just pull the bulb out, but isn't there a way to fool the SRS module into thinking the airbag is still there?

u should ask charlie (bimmersport)
he should know something
i dunno if u could do this with the airbad not being there
but when i got my airbag changed i had to get the srs system resetted
cost $20 @ chuck's bmw or whatever it's called
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Old 01-15-2003, 01:29 PM   #13
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I think jspm3 on bimmerforums made a circuit a year or so ago that tricks the air bag sensors into believing that the bag is still there, u may wan to investigate with him.
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