E39 540 MOT Failure on airbags?
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    MOT Failure on airbags?

    A few months back I had to remove the front seats, I did not know that I had to disconnect the battery else on leaving it connected would permentely give the airbag warning light.

    I'm due for a MOT in a few weeks time and now worried, question is, will it be a MOT fail even though I tell the MOT centre about this?

    Would it pointless getting a airbag diognostic tool to ckear the warning light? (only 15 on ebay)
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    An airbag light on will fail the MOT regardless of what you say to them unfortunately.

    You will need it to function correctly (come on with the ignition & then go out after it's self test) to pass the MOT so if the tool on eBay will do the job then I'd buy it.

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    As above

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    Yeah it would be a fail even after you tell them. It will be like someone with bald tyres telling an MOT garage that the tyres are bald before they go in lol.

    You could get an airbag tool to reset it OR get someone to clear it OR spend a bit more and get a diagnostic tool that will be able to read and clear all other error codes including the airbag ones.

    Maybe the garage will be generous and clear it for you for free when they do the MOT (if you ask them nicely ofcourse).

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