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Old 08-10-2015, 02:18 PM
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air bag light

Today had intermittent air bag warning light. I would like to resolve this without trip to dealer if possible. Has anyone experienced this with their Mini 2004 S?
 
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Old 08-10-2015, 03:27 PM
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Oh yes...big problem on some of the first generations Mini's. Is it the passenger? There is a new recall out to cover the passenger seat sensor airbag issue.

Read this thread here:

https://www.northamericanmotoring.co...ing-light.html
 
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Old 08-11-2015, 04:47 AM
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2004 is probably too early to have a passenger occupancy mat. I believe they started in 2005.

I would get the codes read - it will point you to which specific airbag is giving the fault.
 
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Old 08-11-2015, 06:06 AM
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Did you have anything sitting on the passenger seat?
 
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Old 08-11-2015, 07:39 AM
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Objects sitting on the passenger seat won't matter for an early R53 with no passenger occupancy sensor mat
 
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As suggested, pull the codes and see what they read. It'll definitely give you a better idea of what is going on. Here is a thread on NAM about intermittent air bag lights with some solutions. See if it may be a little helpful.
 
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Old 08-11-2015, 11:04 AM
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Originally Posted by David.R53 View Post
2004 is probably too early to have a passenger occupancy mat. I believe they started in 2005.

I would get the codes read - it will point you to which specific airbag is giving the fault.

+1 yes, 1/2005+ have the mat.

Have you checked the battery , load test the battery first. Have you had the steering wheel replaced or messed with anything on the dash before ?
 
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Old 09-05-2015, 10:05 PM
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had any luck

I recently purchased a 02 r53 and airbag light was a weekly issue so I purchased a scanner on ebay for $40 all codes for passenger side. turns out a small change in voltage will turn on code. The problem was almost every time I popped the passenger seat to get in the back it would apply presure to the 3 connectors on the seat. So cleared codes 2 pull ties to take tension off connectors and 0 problems since. Hope this helps.
 
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Old 09-25-2017, 04:14 PM
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I do upholstery and run into this a lot with newer generation vehicles in general. The new Gen seat bags are weight programmed to accommodate appropriate air pressure for different sized kids and adults. According to a local import service mechanic I do business with you have to calibrate each weight level when you trip these sensors to ensure proper use. As long as the car is off and not turned on while seat is out you are okay. I disconnect the battery and wait 10 min, religeously, to be sure. Nothing kills a 200 dollar job like having to fork over 50 percent to my mech for tripping an airbag. He paid 40,000 for a specialized professional diagnostic tool that he uses so i don even try to intrude on our relation ship over that Just some fyi, next time you get quoted outrageous prices for repairs or recovers understand all the things a shop has to go through in order to work on modern cars, then call the dealer and ask for oem cover prices, then return to the upholsterer with a 25% tip on top of his quote and still walk away with hundreds worth of savings in your pocket.
 
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Oops

Yep, meant to reply to a different thread. Sorry.
 
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Playing with the foam cannon and different soaps



Delete or move if needed. Was posting from my phone and I obviously don't know how to post in the correct thread. Was going for What have I done to my mini today thread.
 

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Mounted some BC coilovers with swift spings. Now I got a gokart! It has minimal body roll. It has not adjusted yet, setting are factory defalts. l’m letting the springs settle before final adjustments and alignment, but the difference is night and day... and I still have the stock swaybar on the car.

Really fun car to drive.
 
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I took a picture... on leaves (after adjusting my driver side floodlight after a bird strike on the highway).
 
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I took a picture... on leaves (after adjusting my driver side floodlight after a bird strike on the highway).
i love the lights, what size are they and how did you mount them?
 
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Blacked out fender flares

I have slowly been replacing chrome (door handles) and other colored bits with "smoked" or black versions. Just replaced the orange and red fender signals with smoked reolacements from WayMotor Works. The new ones fit perfect, were relatively easy to put in (a few curse words, but nothing too dramatic) and look great. I did order brighter LEDs than came with the kits originally and am very happy.

Not sure if I'll replace all the chrome and non primary colored pieces (car is Green and Black) but I am getting closer to the look I want.
 
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Put WC50 number 400 away for the winter.
 
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