How to Reset the Seat Sensor Light in a BMW

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How to Reset the Seat Sensor Light in a BMW
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The seat occupancy sensor light on your BMW is tied in to the SRS system (the airbag and supplemental restraint system). When there is a problem with the airbag system on your BMW, the SRS light will illuminate on your dash. Since the airbag/SRS system is quite complicated, you should have a professional mechanic service the system itself. Once this is done, you can reset the sensor light using BMW's proprietary reset tool.

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Things you need

  • BMW OBD reset tool

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  1. 1

    Open the fuse panel cover on your BMW. Pull the fuse panel cover down and locate the large circular on board diagnostic port (OBD port) on the fuse panel.

  2. 2

    Plug the electrical connector from the reset tool into the fuse panel port.

  3. 3

    Turn the ignition key to the "II" position and wait for the sensor light to shut off.

Tips and warnings

  • For specific information about your BMW seat sensor light, consult the particular vehicle's manual (see Resources).

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