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Postby E16RLE » Wed, 05 Dec 2007 01:53:30 UTC

Hi all,

In the hope of yet some more advise please,

Having recently had my car returned from the body repair shop, after a light rear bump whereby my rear bumper has been replaced the car has came back with a front passenger airbag warning !?

Contacted repair shop & consequently booked it into dealership, after diagnostic test came back with the following fault "98DF Resistance, firing circuit, belt tensioner, front right, too low"...
Apparently the wiring loom in the belt tensioner at fault, £90 (parts & labour) to fix.

All seems strange, apparently the fault has existed since just before the car went in to the repair shop & has occured 31 times previous on the frequency count...

My questions being ;
Has any other member had a similiar problem with an airbag warning ?
Can/has this been reset the previous "31 times" ?
Why is the fault code for the front right when its the passenger side ?

Any answers really appreciated !
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Postby sg_frost » Wed, 05 Dec 2007 19:32:25 UTC

Everytime the ignition is switched on, it checks for a fault code, when it sees a fault it adds them up, You ignition has probably been turned on and off 31 times since the fault first occured. The wiring under the seat can be quite sensitive to kicks and things rolling around. This is a common fault on e36 and e46 so I wouldnt be supprised to see it cropping up on the newer cars. Repair loom is probably about £25 max, rest is labour to fit it.
As for the fault showing passenger side, and diagnostic machine showing front right, I'm not sure.
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Postby 330dm33 » Wed, 05 Dec 2007 22:20:09 UTC

Hmmm has the seat belt tensioner gone off in the accident???
High resistance is usually a wiring fault but low resistance could be due to the tensioner being activated
There are 2 tensioners on a E60 drivers seat
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Postby sg_frost » Thu, 06 Dec 2007 10:01:48 UTC

Hadnt thought of it going off, may have done. Check to see if both seat belt buckles are level with each other.
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Postby E16RLE » Thu, 06 Dec 2007 18:54:16 UTC

Don't think it relates to the impact that the car had, as it didn't flag untill I had picked the car up after repair, was no warning after the accident & I drove the car for around a fortnight afterward the accident untill I could get it booked in...with no fault!

The dealership explained in a slightly different manner, there version was that this fault had occured 31 times previous & had been reset each time !?, can this particular fault be reset ?. Hence they said as it has "apparently" been reset that often that is should be replaced...
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Postby sg_frost » Thu, 06 Dec 2007 19:57:55 UTC

who had the car before you?
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Postby E16RLE » Fri, 07 Dec 2007 00:13:19 UTC

Bought private in June of this year, previous owner acquired from a dealership & had a 12 month warranty... :?:
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Postby sg_frost » Fri, 07 Dec 2007 18:11:04 UTC

No dealer is going to reset a car 31 times for free, So to pay for it to be reset that many times would be false economy, even at £3 a time it would have been cheaper to have if fixed.
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Postby E16RLE » Sat, 08 Dec 2007 15:40:55 UTC

Exactly... The fault has never existed since I've owned the car & surely the previous owner would have had it repaired under warranty if that was the case.
I tend to think your previous post was more than likely the scenario, its got me beat :!: .

What options are there for reseting :?:
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