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2021 BMW i3

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DISABLE PROCEDURE AND TIME (Always Check Service Manual)

• Inspection, testing and installation work may only be carried out by expert trained personnel in BMW Service.
• Work on components of the airbag system should only ever be carried out with the battery disconnected, the negative terminal post covered and the plug connection of the cable leading to the gas generator disconnected. If only the battery is disconnected, the following prescribed waiting period must be observed without fail:

1 minute for vehicles from 9/93 onward

• When carrying out straightening and welding work with an electric welder:
• Disconnect battery
• Cover negative terminal (post)

REV: 05/2021

PARTS THAT MUST BE REPLACED FOLLOWING A DEPLOYMENT

Replace the following components after airbag triggering:

• Steering wheel: (if steering wheel mounted airbag deployed)
• Airbag modules: [AIRBAG, STEERING WHEEL; AIRBAG,KNEE BOLSTER;AIRBAG SENSOR,FRT DOOR,AIRBAG SENSOR,RR DOOR] if deployed
• Passenger airbag module: [AIRBAG,INSTRUMENT PNL; AIRBAG,KNEE BOLSTER], if deployed
• Replace Side airbag module: [AIRBAG,FRONT SEAT], Replace airbag module and seat cover with upholstery, if deployed
• Roof Airbag module [AIRBAG, ROOF], if deployed
• Safety battery terminal: The safety battery terminal is located directly at the positive terminal of the battery

If one of the following criteria is fulfilled, the backrest frame must be replaced!
(Part number of backrest frame: 52 10 7 388 646)
• Activated belt tensioner
• Activated end fitting pretensioner
• Outer cover unclipped by a side collision
• Outer cover ripped off by a side collision
• Faulty clip connection on outer cover caused by a side collision

PARTS THAT MUST BE INSPECTED AND REPLACED IF DAMAGED

Check and/or replace following components after airbag triggering:

Satellites (control unit + sensor):
• Sensor rear door, left/right [AIRBAG SENSOR,RR DOOR]
• Sensor front door, left/right [AIRBAG SENSOR,FRT DOOR]
• Sensor seat, Driver-/passenger's side [AIRBAG SENSOR,DRV SEAT/AIRBAG SENSOR,PASS SEAT]
• Airbag control unit, vehicle interio [MODULE, AIRBAG CONTROL]
• Front sensor [AIRBAG SENSOR,FRT BMPR]

Cables and connectors:
• Check cables and connectors for damage, replace if necessary

Seat belt system:
• Electrically motorized reel
• Seat belt tensioner
• Seat belt height adjustment
• Anchor fitting tensioner
• Seat belt buckle

Seats:
• Seat
• Airbag module
• Active head restraint [if equipped]

Driver's airbag:
• Airbag module [AIRBAG, STEERING WHEEL]
• Steering Wheel
• Steering column (if damaged)

Front passenger airbag:
• Airbag module [AIRBAG,INSTRUMENT PNL]
• Dashboard trim panel (must be replaced!)
• Supporting tube (if damaged)

Side airbag, front/rear
• Airbag module [AIRBAG SENSOR,FRT DOOR/AIRBAG SENSOR,RR DOOR]
• Door trim panel
• Door in white
• Seat

Head airbag:
• Airbag module [AIRBAG, ROOF]
• A-pillar trim panel
• Roofliner
• B-pillar trim panel (if damaged)
• C-pillar trim panel (if damaged)
• Connection/mount (on side frame)

Knee airbag:
• Trim panels (driver's side)
• Lower section of glove box
• Knee protection (driver's and front passenger sides) [AIRBAG,KNEE BOLSTER]

• Check components, replace if necessary

Important!
Only repair those cables which show visible signs of damage. In the event of visible damage, make sure there is only one cable repair in effect after the repair work. If no visible damage can be identified, the entire cable must be replaced. When carrying out repairs to the airbag wiring harness, you must use the spare parts offered in the out Electronic Parts Catalogue (EPC).

Additional Information


*This matrix does not currently contain all production vehicles sold in the United States. Please refer back to this page frequently to ensure the most up-to-date information. The following charts were developed in cooperation with AudaExplore, a Solera company. The contents are based on the information available at the time of publication. To ensure that the most recent information is used, always refer to the vehicle maker's technical information before working with airbags and other passive restraint systems.


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