Airbag Control Unit - Coding Needed

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Airbag Control Unit - Coding Needed

Post by jampudding » Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:23 pm

Hello All,
I have a battery draining problem which my garage said was due to the Airbag Control Unit. I have got a used one which I will get the garage to fit for me. It will need coding to my car - is there anyone near Kingston Upon Thames/ South London that has the software that could do this for me? Garage charge at £144 seemed on the high side, but they said BMW would need to do this.
Thanks in Advance.
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Airbag Control Unit - Coding Needed

Post by kis » Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:58 am

I had the same issue viewtopic.php?p=1536570#p1536570

I'll PM you the guy I used :thumbsup:
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BMW Family History (past and present):
1 Series - E87
3 Series - E46 320ci, E46 M3, E90 (x2)
4 Series - F36, F82 M4
5 Series - E34 (x2), E39
X5 - E53, E70
X6 - E71
7 Series - E32

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Airbag Control Unit - Coding Needed

Post by craigbeal » Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:14 am

jampudding wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:23 pm
Hello All,
I have a battery draining problem which my garage said was due to the Airbag Control Unit. I have got a used one which I will get the garage to fit for me. It will need coding to my car - is there anyone near Kingston Upon Thames/ South London that has the software that could do this for me? Garage charge at £144 seemed on the high side, but they said BMW would need to do this.
Thanks in Advance.
Had the same issue this week. My local garage did it for £10

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Airbag Control Unit - Coding Needed

Post by kis » Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:15 pm

£10 is incredibly cheap for module coding. This is where a second hand, used module is programmed and changed to mirror your vehicle details; VIN, mileage, year, etc.
Are you sure it wasn't just a fault logged with the airbag that was cleared with a simple diagnostic device? This seems much more likely if it only cost you £10.
Rare '15 Plate E85 Z4 3.0i SMG

BMW Family History (past and present):
1 Series - E87
3 Series - E46 320ci, E46 M3, E90 (x2)
4 Series - F36, F82 M4
5 Series - E34 (x2), E39
X5 - E53, E70
X6 - E71
7 Series - E32

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