(Bimmerzone extends the
Manufacturers warranty from 90 days to 1 year)
Indispensable for Mechanics, Racers,
Installers, Tuners! The BMW airbag light is
something that every installer, mechanic, racer and tuner will
eventually face. The removal of interior components such as the seat,
steering wheel, ECUs, parts of the wiring harness, etc... will cause the
airbag light to come on. And it stays on, until a tool is used to
reset it. Until now, the only solutions were a trip to the dealer, which
will always costs you time and money, or the purchase of a very costly
scan and reset tool. With The low cost, Peake Research R5/SRS, you
simply read the code, look up the code in our code book, make sure you
know exactly why the airbag light is on, fix the problem, then reset it.
Examples of common situations that
cause the airbag/SRS light:
-A loose connector
-Seat belt replacement
-Steering Wheel removal
-Steering Wheel upgrade
-A corroded connector
-Unplugged Wiring harness
-Engine compartment work
Has your airbag (SRS) light ever come on unexpectedly? Have you been
driving around ignoring the SRS light? Do you know exactly why your SRS
light came on (i.e. you triggered it while installing an
alarm/stereo/steering wheel/seat) but you have no way to reset it? Are
you tired of relying on someone else to get the SRS light reset? Yes?
Then the R5/SRS was made for you!
Wouldn't it be great to have a good idea of what's wrong before you go
in for a repair? Or, better yet, if it's a minor problem, like when
racers swap in a racing seat and trigger the airbag light, you can scan
it, fix it, and reset it yourself!
What is the SRS light trying to tell
The BMW SRS light can mean any number of things from serious to minor.
Sometimes it's alerting you to the real need for a repair of a broken
part, but sometimes it is merely indicating that a circuit critical to
proper SRS operation was temporarily disconnected (i.e. while you were
installing a stereo, alarm, racing seat or steering wheel). Without the
R5/SRS, it's anyone's guess. You're stuck staring at your SRS light
light until you have time to go pay someone to diagnose and reset it.
Are you starting to see that the R5/SRS makes lot's of sense? There's
Safety - Priority #1 :
Some people unwisely ignore the Airbag warning light. Doing so puts them
and their passengers at unnecessary risk. Taking immediate action is the
only wise choice. The Peake Research R5/SRS can quickly help you
determine the general nature of the problem; and while many SRS system
repairs are not recommend for those without the proper tools and
training, you will at least have information to help you make
intelligent choices about what action to take. Plus, you will enjoy the
ability to talk intelligently to your repair technician!
-Never use the R5/SRS to reset the Airbag
light without first checking and understanding the code.
-Always disconnect the main car battery
before servicing or repairing the SRS/Airbag system.
-Never service, repair or troubleshoot
your Airbag/SRS system while a person is in the car. This includes use
of the R5/SRS or any other SRS related tool.
-Keep your head and body at least 24
inches from any airbag while servicing, repairing or troubleshooting the
SRS system. This includes use of the R5/SRS or any other SRS related
-Always double check your repair by
driving the car over 15 MPH and then re-checking the code.
-Many repairs to malfunctioning or
damaged SRS hardware require proper training and equipment and should
not be attempted otherwise.