BMW Cars 1999-06

Disarming the System

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  1. Place the ignition switch in the OFF position.
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  3. Disconnect the negative battery terminal and cover the battery terminal to prevent accidental contact.
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  5. Once the battery has been disconnected, if the electrical connector for the air bag gas generator is not disconnected, you must wait for a period of:

    30 minutes for vehicles manufactured before 9/93
     
    5 seconds for vehicles manufactured after 9/93
     

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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
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  3. Place the ignition switch in the OFF position.
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  5. Disconnect the negative battery terminal and cover the battery terminal to prevent accidental contact.
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  7. Once the battery has been disconnected, wait for a period of approximately 10 minutes allowing the capacitor in the control unit to discharge.
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  9. When repairs are completed, connect the negative battery cable.
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  1. Place the ignition switch in the OFF position.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the negative battery terminal and cover the battery terminal to prevent accidental contact.
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  5. Once the battery has been disconnected, wait for a period of approximately 10 minutes allowing the capacitor in the control unit to discharged. Once the capacitor is discharged, a trigger pulse cannot be generated inadvertently.
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  7. Disconnect the crash sensors in the engine compartment.
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  9. Remove the lower cover of the steering column and disconnect the orange connector.
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