It did have electrical significance. While changing out the window regulator on my 1998 540i I had the airbag removed from the door and turned the key on to move the window during removal. GeneralLocations, Under-Hood: The red squares mark the locationswhere the diagnostic connector is usually found. In 1987, to add new optionsthey switched to a 20 pin connector. The Display will show the square clock symbol and the month the fluid change is due on 7. I'm hoping that someone on this forum already has a similar tool and can reset the light for me.
The dustcap will be red or black. You only need to hold the left odometer reset button while turning the key to position 1 Accessory. They spread the wires out so that they make contact. You only need to hold the left odometer reset button while turning the key to position 1 Accessory. This will cause the airbag light to blink.
This enables full functionality of the search post and ensures you get a quick, applicable response. You absolutely don't want to do this while either of the cables are still connected to the battery. Some people have destroyed their expensive Motronic or other electronic equipment when trying the cheap way to reset oil lights with a simple wire or file clip trick. Performed a scan and it cleared the fault and reset the light. Aside from numerous misspellings, the directions are somewhat confusing. Eventually that light will go on again, as it does from time to time, so this is a good tool to have especially for the price. I know that one of the little plastic clips on the connector broke off, but I doubt that it had any electrical significance.
I have a 2003 X5 4. I'd know that I had possibly damaged the side airbag unit while repairing the window regulator. However, there are similarities across car lines. It depends on who you get, I did get one person to do it but it was random luck, I think as a general rule corporate won't let them do it. I don't need the code. It is covered by an oval dust cap which snaps off can be a little difficult to remove the first time. To be sure youhave found the correct connector count the number of pin holes,there should be fifteen.
You may have to before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. The pesky airbag warning light shines like a beacon on your dash, even though you just had your car serviced. Better yet, when it at first appeared the tool was failing to reset the airbag light, reading the actual code revealed the new seat had a blown seat belt locking device - made sense since the junkyard seat was from a car that had been t-boned hard. Following this procedure was successful. Just want to check before placing any orders.
In that case, then I would go to a repair shop and have it looked at. It ran something like this: Use a jumper wire to connect pins 3 and 7 of the diagnostic connector. Unfortunately it was not aclean break from the old style. I picked this up at an Amazon locker and then within 10 minutes had read and cleared the airbag codes on my 1998 323is in the parking lot. I'll give them a call. Do you have access to the factory service manual? In many cars disconnecting the battery from the car and then reconnecting it after a lengthy period of time 20+ minutes will in many cases reset the computer in the car.
Here are some easy steps to reset the airbag light. I then attached the 20-pin connector and plugged in under the hood. It works on most European made vehicles to reset the oil service date, service mileage date, service warning light, and service interval lights. I knew that they read codes, but was not sure that they reset codes. The Peake airbag reset tool does not work our older cars like the E32, E30, E34 etc. The manual is broken English, but is accurate enough to figure out how to use the tool.
Found this on another site. Nobody is perfect and especially considering you posted this on the internet, it could come back around and bite you in the posterior should something happen to a subsequent owner. I live in southern Wake, down by Lake Wheeler. If you have replaced the pads and sensors right front, left rear put the ignition key to position 1 and wait until the brake warning dummy light goes off. Do you have access to the factory service manual? While the display flashes, press the button one more time briefly.