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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
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Old Wed, Jan-27-2010, 02:41:44 AM   #1
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Default Airbag light, Driver's stage 1 Firing circuit 1

I've got the following code, "01 Firing Circuit, Driver Airbag, Stage 1"
I searched here, E46fanatics, and google but haven't seen any good info.
I'm thinking I may need to take off the airbag and look for loose connections or kinked wires. Could it be the module though?
Has anyone resolved this?

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Probably the seatbelt tensioner.
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Isn't the code pretty specfic though? Could it be for something other than the driver's airbag?
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Default Re: Airbag light, Driver's stage 1 Firing circuit 1

I know a lot of time has past since this post, but I now have the same error. My airbag light came on so I ordered a Peake tool. I checked it today and if I reset it, it comes right back. Anyone solve this one? So far my Internet search hasn't turned up much.
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Default Re: Airbag light, Driver's stage 1 Firing circuit 1

I bought a used driver airbag and all's good now. I think someone is selling one in the classifieds here.
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Default Re: Airbag light, Driver's stage 1 Firing circuit 1

I figured I'd try the cheapest option first. I disconnected the battery, removed the steering wheel airbag, removed all the wire connections, and cleaned them with electrical parts cleaner. I then used my Peake scanner, and this time it cleared the SRS light. After driving around today, still no SRS light. Hopefully this lasts for a good while. We'll see.
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Default Re: Airbag light, Driver's stage 1 Firing circuit 1

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I figured I'd try the cheapest option first. I disconnected the battery, removed the steering wheel airbag, removed all the wire connections, and cleaned them with electrical parts cleaner. I then used my Peake scanner, and this time it cleared the SRS light. After driving around today, still no SRS light. Hopefully this lasts for a good while. We'll see.
I had the same code pop up a few weeks ago that would not go away. I just did this exact same thing last weekend and was successful too. If it was not a loose connection, then I understand it is likely the clock spring behind the wheel. Hope ours stay off!

Note on an above comment: there is a specific code related to the seatbelt tensioner. When you turn on the car, the srs computer checks for a specific resistance from each device related to the system. If one is wrong or not there, the light comes on. Usually it is NOT the airbags that go bad, but the interconnecting swtches and sensors.
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Old Sat, Jul-26-2014, 02:28:31 AM   #9
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Default Re: Airbag light, Driver's stage 1 Firing circuit 1

I have read on other forums this can error pop up if the car voltage drops, like after extended sitting.
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I know a lot of time has past since this post
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