Airbag warning light Z3 2.0L 2001

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Asked by Feb 06, 2016 at 08:13 AM about the 2001 BMW Z3 2.5i Convertible

Question type: General

Hi,, probs with (red) airbag warning light staying on continuously.. different
garages give me  different reasons.. seat occupancy pad (now fixed I
hope); seat belt tensioner; latest is replace the steering spill ring (at about
1000AUS$, about 500 British pounds)! But driving back from this latest
service, light is now out!  QUESTION - is it dangerous to drive with the light
ON.. will it affect the functioning of the airbags - some say "yes", others
"no" so am confused

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63,075

With the airbag light on the airbags will NOT deploy, even in a collision. When the light is on the computer needs to be scanned for codes to find out exactly what is wrong. Just throwing parts at the problem gets expensive fast! HTH. -Jim

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Thanks Jim.. latest computer code said that the spill ring is faulty (not available as a spare part in Australasia so needs to be imported from Germany)... but light is now out!! So, do you think I should replace it or not?!! As you say, expensive fast!!

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63,075

You're welcome. Glad to help. Honestly, if the light is off I'd leave it alone. My motto is if it works, don't fix it. HTH. -Jim

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