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Old 04-27-2021, 05:18 PM
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I tried clearing with just the key in the ignition and car not on, but no dice. Are the connector and locking tab one piece? Is there a tab or coding fix to correct this....I am trying to sell the car in near future and would love for no lights to be on the dash.
No way to code out an error like this. The only fix is likely to be to ensure the connector is working as it should.

Have a read of this thread on how to repair the connector (assuming your's is broken - and yes, I know you have replaced it but it seems like you may now have two broken connectors... )

https://www.e46fanatics.com/threads/....680542/page-2
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Old 04-27-2021, 05:48 PM
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Airbag Connection Fix

If you look at the video I sent how to test shows how to remove the shorting bar and I believe you would be able to do that on my damaged connector and get it to read correctly

If that works I would just put a very obvious Leo on airbag self annotating that the shorting bar is not functional so you can be conscious with that airbag if itís ever unplugged
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So my 6 year old apparently shoved the shorting back in a the center console, which, great! I installed it on the connector, clipped it in, turned the car on, and the light is still on. I used the Foxwell to reset the light, and same deal, it blinks off then on again. I unplugged the battery for an hour, plugged it back in, light still on.

This is driving me batty. I guess i can fashion two posts out of a credit card and try to use that because maybe the shorting bar is broken and not doing what it should? I have no idea at this point.
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Could there be an electrical fault within the airbag? Could order a cheap ebay bag to test. Not sure if you could or would want to risk doing electrical testing on the bag itself.
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From what I have determined it is safe to test on the airbag. If I couldnít get the connector to work I would just cut the connector and spice making sure that the positive and negative are the same.

The car is measuring the Ω of the airbag every time you turn the car on if you use a digital ohmmeter youíre gonna be perfectly fine. For safety sake obviously donít in the airbag at your face when doing the test. Follow the video that I linked above the guy shows you exactly how to test the airbag including how to break the shorting bar using tiny pieces of a straw. You could leave those tiny pieces in once you confirm the measurement comes out correctly. I would put a label on the connections so future mechanics including yourself will be alerted to the case.
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Thank you all for the tips - the cut credit card tab methodology worked and I no longer have a light on my dash! Appreciate the time and effort to point me in the right direction here.
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Thank you all for the tips - the cut credit card tab methodology worked and I no longer have a light on my dash! Appreciate the time and effort to point me in the right direction here.
So the problem the whole time was the tabs were "stuck" in the shorted position?
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