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Old 06-05-2010, 11:32 AM   #1
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Default How To: GET and RESET Airbag Codes/SRS Light

Disclaimer: This information is used from AllDataPro. I have no responsibility in what you do. What happens or breaks on your car while you're doing this is your own fault. If you want to do this correctly, go buy the proper tool or take your car to a professional. Some of the images were used from AllDataPro. Don't rip this write up off from me, I worked hard doing this as a favor to the e30 community.

This is the 1st write up for GETTING and RESETTING Airbag Codes/SRS Light. This has worked on a 1990 and a 1991 3.25i.


Tools You Need:

1.) Jumper wire - Nothing too long since you will be jumping pins at your Diagnostic Connector. Something around 5inches long.

2.) A Friend - Someone that you trust, and is competent. They will either need to jump the pins, or will be able to read the flashing light (similar to reading check engine light codes).



Steps to READ codes:
1.) Make sure your ignition is turned off. Open your hood, and locate the diagnostic connector and unscrew the top.

2.) Inside the diagnostic connector, locate pin #1 and pin #6.

3.) Take your jumper wire and jump pin #1 and pin #6. Make sure the jumper wire has a good connection with the pins.

4.) Go in your car and turn the ignition to ON in one quick movement.

5.) Look at your SRS/Airbag Light and watch the flashes. If everything is done correctly, it should display as follows:

Light ON for 6 seconds (Bulb Test)

Flashes quickly 1 to __ times depending on number of faults

DARK for 3 seconds

Light ON for 3 seconds (Start of Fault Codes)

DARK for 3 seconds

Flashes quickly 1 to 4 times. Note number for example: 1xx

DARK for 3 seconds

Flashes quickly 1 to 4 times. Note number for example: x2x

DARK for 3 seconds

Flashes quickly 1 to 4 times. Note number for example: xx4

DARK for 3 seconds

Flashes quickly 1 to 2 times. 1 time means brief fault (eg. brief break of contact). 2 times means permanent fault (eg. hard code).

DARK for 3 seconds

Light ON for 3 seconds (Break/start with more than 1 fault repeat Lamp on continuously = end of check control)

Steps to CLEAR codes:
Perform steps 1-4 and then turn the ignition key to OFF. Remove the jumper wire and turn the ignition key back to ON (the light will stay lit for approximately 6 seconds then turn off). Make sure the light has turned off after the 6 seconds.


Attached is the SRS Light trouble code description.



EDIT: If you have any problems, feel free to email me at vdang5(at)gmail.com with the subject of 'r3vlimited - SRS Light'
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Old 06-09-2010, 03:39 PM   #2
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this is a long shot but you think it would work on a 93 e36? potholes tend to set my light off at school
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Old 12-19-2010, 02:49 AM   #3
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can anyone chime in to see if this works? i;ve heard that the only way to reset the BMW airbag in an e30 is a special tool that the dealership may or may not have because its unique to this system
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Old 12-19-2010, 03:49 PM   #4
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It works. That is the 'special' tool. Instead of asking if it works, why not try it?
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Old 12-19-2010, 04:15 PM   #5
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well i guess it wont work on an e36 no pin 6
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This some cool info, thank you for posting this.
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are u positive its not 16?
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Old 12-19-2010, 06:45 PM   #8
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I wonder if this would work for my e24?
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Reset doesn't seem to work for me... I jumped 1 and 6 turned the key on and off, remove jumper... SEA still blinking... did I do something wrong?
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I know how to fix it.

remove the airbag system.

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