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SRS light reset????

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.

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post #2 of 6 Old 14th September 2004, 06:10 PM
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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.

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I would have the dealer check it out. The main reason people would want to reset the SRS light, is if they installed aftermarket seats that don't have the airbag occupant pressure pad. You may have a fault in the SRS system, which will make the system inoperable in the event of a crash.

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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.

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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.
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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.

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Your best bet is to visit the Regional forum and ask if any local Chi, IL members have a reset tool that they'd be willing to either 1. let you borrow or 2. perform the reset for you. Usually lunch and/or brews are in order. Good luck.

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Hehe!

Thanks for the reply.

I have found another manufacturer of the BMW SRS reset tool, which is roughly half price!

BMW Airbag Scan Reset Tool - DinoDirect.com

Ordered one, hopefully it'll come soon!
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Here is a classified for both Peake tools for 180 or 100 separate. Great deal for the real deal. They will pay for themselves in the first one or two times you need to use them. Peake Airbag and Scan Tools, Together or Separate! - bimmerfest - BMW Forums










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