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      07-17-2019, 06:19 PM   #1
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Passenger Restraint System Malfunction - insane repair estimate

I've been getting a passenger restraint system malfunction warning. This disables the passenger airbag even with someone sitting in the seat.

Took it to the dealer and they came up with this quote that involves replacing the passenger seat mat.

Any thoughts? I was floored at the price estimate.
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there are indy airbag system specialists who are usually mobile that can replace the occupancy sensor in the seat and reprogram, usually its around $1000 depending on the cost of the occupancy sensor itself. If you know a good auto body shop, ask them for a reference.
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lets break down the dealership price:
i would say 5-6 hours of labor@ at least 200/hr to replace passenger occupancy sensor + at least 1500 for the part(i think the sensor comes with the seat leather)+ tax sounds about right.
remember these cars are expensive to maintain/repair
maybe you could get it done at a TRUSTED indy, save some money on labor cost....
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It seems like they are charging you to replace the whole seat and reprogram. This just happened to my car about 2 weeks ago when I was installing my dashcams. I believe I triggered it by putting my knee pressure into the seat while tucking wires in the headliner. The sensor in the seat need to replace and cost about $157. There is a DIY on YouTube how to replace. Or you can go the cheap route and bypass the error with a simulator which will still activate the airbag if you are ever in a car accident which will run you about $45. I just ordered the simulator this morning.
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Code that shit out and unplug it for free99
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Can you do that with BimmerCode?
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Iím not sure i only use ncs
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It seems like they are charging you to replace the whole seat and reprogram. This just happened to my car about 2 weeks ago when I was installing my dashcams. I believe I triggered it by putting my knee pressure into the seat while tucking wires in the headliner. The sensor in the seat need to replace and cost about $157. There is a DIY on YouTube how to replace. Or you can go the cheap route and bypass the error with a simulator which will still activate the airbag if you are ever in a car accident which will run you about $45. I just ordered the simulator this morning.
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It seems like they are charging you to replace the whole seat and reprogram. This just happened to my car about 2 weeks ago when I was installing my dashcams. I believe I triggered it by putting my knee pressure into the seat while tucking wires in the headliner. The sensor in the seat need to replace and cost about $157. There is a DIY on YouTube how to replace. Or you can go the cheap route and bypass the error with a simulator which will still activate the airbag if you are ever in a car accident which will run you about $45. I just ordered the simulator this morning.
Could you send me that link?
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It seems like they are charging you to replace the whole seat and reprogram. This just happened to my car about 2 weeks ago when I was installing my dashcams. I believe I triggered it by putting my knee pressure into the seat while tucking wires in the headliner. The sensor in the seat need to replace and cost about $157. There is a DIY on YouTube how to replace. Or you can go the cheap route and bypass the error with a simulator which will still activate the airbag if you are ever in a car accident which will run you about $45. I just ordered the simulator this morning.
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It seems like they are charging you to replace the whole seat and reprogram. This just happened to my car about 2 weeks ago when I was installing my dashcams. I believe I triggered it by putting my knee pressure into the seat while tucking wires in the headliner. The sensor in the seat need to replace and cost about $157. There is a DIY on YouTube how to replace. Or you can go the cheap route and bypass the error with a simulator which will still activate the airbag if you are ever in a car accident which will run you about $45. I just ordered the simulator this morning.
Could you send me that link?
Here you go!
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Airbag-pass...26.m5232.l9681

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