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      08-16-2010, 11:59 PM   #1
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Those with Racing seats...Airbag question

Hey guys,

I'm looking into getting a drivers side Sparco Seat. I believe I've found a mount that fits, and I have everything I need to install it but any ideas about the airbag?

Those of you with seats out there or know about it, please chime in...I would love to get a seat but a airbag error would probably drive me insane. Is there a way to disable/de-activate the airbag or possibly a module?

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David, I believe EAS has an airbag emulator which will disable it. Good luck. I'm trying to get a set of Recaros or Brides for my car.
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David, I believe EAS has an airbag emulator which will disable it. Good luck. I'm trying to get a set of Recaros or Brides for my car.
Coo, yea I got some info from Brandon too...thanks man! good luck with getting those seats.

looks like all I need is the plug in module...or maybe doba can program, I'll have to check with him.
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Coo, yea I got some info from Brandon too...thanks man! good luck with getting those seats.

looks like all I need is the plug in module...or maybe doba can program, I'll have to check with him.
Awesome! Good luck with everything! By the way, let's chill soon!
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David, I believe EAS has an airbag emulator which will disable it. Good luck. I'm trying to get a set of Recaros or Brides for my car.
+1

We've got it right here:


Macht Schnell - OC3 Seat Occupancy Sensor Emulation Module

- The ability to run racing seats with no system errors, allowing full integration
- Elimination of “Passenger Restraint Error” messages on both iDrive and OBC cluster displays while in use
- Proper emulation of passenger OC3 Seat Occupancy Sensor
- Optional emulation of seatbelt receptacles (fastened position for both driver & passenger) for those running race harnesses
- Allows the use of BMW Performance Seats, which are not compatible with US models
- Completely removable at any time

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Coo, yea I got some info from Brandon too...thanks man! good luck with getting those seats.

looks like all I need is the plug in module...or maybe doba can program, I'll have to check with him.
Just find somebody who can code it for you...
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      08-18-2010, 06:23 PM   #7
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+1

We've got it right here:


Macht Schnell - OC3 Seat Occupancy Sensor Emulation Module

- The ability to run racing seats with no system errors, allowing full integration
- Elimination of “Passenger Restraint Error” messages on both iDrive and OBC cluster displays while in use
- Proper emulation of passenger OC3 Seat Occupancy Sensor
- Optional emulation of seatbelt receptacles (fastened position for both driver & passenger) for those running race harnesses
- Allows the use of BMW Performance Seats, which are not compatible with US models
- Completely removable at any time

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Just find somebody who can code it for you...

Thanks guys, appreciate the help...I'll consider both options.
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hey what rails did you end up getting?

trying to find rails that will work with sparco seats for my e90

may thanks in advance
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i was looking into this too.

is it possible to code the bag light off?
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I'm happy to say, it IS possible to code all the errors away (although i only know of 2-3 people that can do it). Can't even begin to explain how happy i am to see the error lights gone. Pending your seat setup, you'll need to code the system restraint malfunction, occupancy mat, and seatbelt receptacle error.


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Coding has been confirmed to work on multiple post march 07 - 2011.5 e9x 3xx and m3's. I can't confirm if it'll work on pre-march 07 and earlier cars as their coding functionality is quite different and limited as is.
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Yup I can code it for ya.

We can also retrofit the performance seats to the US spec cars
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I'm happy to say, it IS possible to code all the errors away (although i only know of 2-3 people that can do it). Can't even begin to explain how happy i am to see the error lights gone. Pending your seat setup, you'll need to code the system restraint malfunction, occupancy mat, and seatbelt receptacle error.


---edit-----

Coding has been confirmed to work on multiple post march 07 - 2011.5 e9x 3xx and m3's. I can't confirm if it'll work on pre-march 07 and earlier cars as their coding functionality is quite different and limited as is.
Yes - we just completed Constantin's G-Power e90M3 Recaro install and coded out the front seats since he was local to our facility.

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Bee Emm Double-U Coding dot com/showthread.php?954-E9X-Airbag-Coding&p=8669#post8669 If you want to take a crack at it yourself, or know someone....
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Go get'em Robin!
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Bee Emm Double-U Coding dot com/showthread.php?954-E9X-Airbag-Coding&p=8669#post8669 If you want to take a crack at it yourself, or know someone....
I wonder if I set OC3 to NA, but leave the airbags, what will happen.

I don't have racing seats, but am getting OC errors intermittently.
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