Does anyone know how to reset the SRS light without the reset device?
While I was changing the window regulator, I turned the power on to adjust the window height with the airbag unplugged. I believe that caused a trigger and now the srs light would remain on. I know you can get a tool for around 150 but people have also reset lights by depressing buttons, grounding contacts etc.
I've done the same mistake as you - I had to replace a window regulator on my 530i Touring, and I needed ignition power on, so that I could verify that the regulator was able to move the glass window up and down properly.
Because I had disconnected the side airbag (so that it doesn't go off in my face!) the SRS warning light is now on solid.
I rang my dealer and one of them was asking $200 to clear the light, and another dealer a more reasonable $130.
I'd like to be able to replace a window regulator without having to deal with this SRS issue, if another window regulator goes in the future, but the Peake Research tool is quite expensive for just one function, i.e. to reset the SRS light.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
BTW, I'm in Melbourne, Australia, so if someone has this tool, I'd be happy to pay a gratuity to have the SRS light reset.