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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
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Old Wed, Mar-01-2017, 04:55:59 AM   #1
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Default Luxury Sedan Seat To Vader - Airbag Light Question

Earlier today I swapped in a driver side Vader seat (that is heated and automatic just like my Lux seat) and I could get all the wires on the bottom linked back in except ONE. (I tried looking at DIY's for swaps and I followed the instruction of keeping the cars battery unplugged through the whole process also)
The wire I couldn't connect was the small tiny brownish red/yellow combo'd wire. It almost looks as if the female and the male mirror each other so they don't want to link up.
I looked up what the wires purpose was, and I originally thought it was just for the seats being heated, but after seeing the airbag light tick off and then stay on (in the first/second position) I started to think likewise.

Some people in other threads I've read suggest just getting it checked/cleared so of course I'll look into that, but even if it isn't the wire I'd still like to find a way to connect that damn thing.

If anyone could shed some light on this situation it would be greatly appreciated. My apologies for the noobiness, once again.

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What year car from what year donor? Are you paying attention to pyrotechnic seat belt receptacles versus mechanical?
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What year car from what year donor? Are you paying attention to pyrotechnic seat belt receptacles versus mechanical?
They came out of a 99. My sedan is a 97, produced in April.

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They came out of a 99. My sedan is a 97, produced in April.
VIN? Sounds like you originally have mechanical receptacles. Are they visually different? If so it is obvious what you need to do.
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VIN? Sounds like you originally have mechanical receptacles. Are they visually different? If so it is obvious what you need to do.
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They aren't visually different other than the fact connectors just look mirrored. From a further away view they look like they should connect, but they don't.
I'll try and get a picture of the underside later today when I get home.

What is obvious to do though??
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He said if they are visually different you obviously need to swap them.
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He said if they are visually different you obviously need to swap them.
They are not. 3/97 was the seat belt receptacle change. Both seats should have pyrotechnic "accordion" receptacles. I'm unsure what issue he is having, pictures would help.

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They are not. 3/97 was the seat belt receptacle change. Both seats should have pyrotechnic "accordian" receptacles. I'm unsure what issue he is having, pictures would help.
Im not sure what you mean by saying they are not visually different. I have seen both designs they are very different looking, my old 97 had the accordion type.
Oddly I have a similar problem to the OP. I have a 96 lux and I recently swapped in a set of vaders that were from a 95. Both seats have the same style receptacles without the accordion. My airbag light has also been on after the seat swap and im not sure why.
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Im not sure what you mean by saying they are not visually different. I have seen both designs they are very different looking, my old 97 had the accordion type.
Oddly I have a similar problem to the OP. I have a 96 lux and I recently swapped in a set of vaders that were from a 95. Both seats have the same style receptacles without the accordion. My airbag light has also been on after the seat swap and im not sure why.
I never said they were not visually different. What do you think my comments were to begin with? Based on the seats this guy has (not you), it sounds like he has the same seat belt receptacles in both of his seats. I own a 96, I'm fully aware of what mechanical (non accordion) seat belt receptacles look like.
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