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Old 02-28-2012, 05:24 AM
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Default Yet another airbag light question...

Yup, got the light. My mechanic has the fancy euro computer that can read/reset codes as well as provide diagnostic trees. Seems I have three codes. 2 involve power and the third is the driver seat occupancy sensor. Car is out of warranty (I thought my aftermarket extended warranty would cover it but it seems I didn't buy the optional SRS rider...). Mechanic said that he entire lower seat has to be replaced as the sensor is imbedded within it. $800 for the seat and a couple of hours labor.

From everything I've read, my Aug 06 build MCS is most likely not covered by the 10 year extension (but I certainly intend to call and verify).

My wife was t-boned a year ago in a minivan with no side airbags and if the other car had been three inches higher she would have likely lost her spleen...so I'd really like to restore my side airbag functionality

I'm wondering if there is a Recaro seat option with side airbags I can install? Is that an option? If so, any clue what one seat would cost me (with shipping)?
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Old 03-02-2012, 05:55 PM
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No to your Recaro idea, Google MINI World in Sun Valley, California have him send you a seat bottom it'll run you $150 with the sensor.
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Old 03-04-2012, 05:43 AM
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I called these guys; he told me that the driver's seat did not have an airbag sensor; only the buckle is wired into the system.

My mechanic on the other hand claims that the computer diagnostics traced it down to the driver's occupancy sensor. I'm confused. Thoughts?
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Old 03-04-2012, 06:14 AM
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maybe the driver occupancy sensor is located in the belt assembly
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