OEM Restraints System Part Replacement Search


2007 BMW 7 Series

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DISABLE PROCEDURE AND TIME (Always Check Service Manual)

1. Inspection, testing and installation work may only be carried out by properly qualified personnel at BMW Service.
2. Remove ignition key.
3. Disconnect the terminal of the battery negative lead from the vehicle battery and (if fitted) the auxiliary battery. Cover up negative terminal(s).
4. Work on components of the airbag system should only 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, it is absolutely essential to adhere to the specified waiting period: 1 minute.

PARTS THAT MUST BE REPLACED FOLLOWING A DEPLOYMENT

For a steering wheel or front passenger airbag deployment:
• Driver's airbag module
• Steering wheel
• Passenger airbag module
• Instrument panel trim
• Seat belt system including triggered automatic seat belt tensioners, triggered belt buckle tensioners, and seatbelt height adjustments in use at time of collision
• Gas generator of active head restraint system (the gas generator can be replaced up to 5 times)
• Passive knee protector panel (driver's side)
• Glovebox including knee protector (passenger side)
• Safety battery terminal
• Any damaged restraint system part

For a front/rear side airbag deployment:
• Side airbag module
• Door trim panel
• Seat belt system including triggered automatic seat belt tensioners, triggered belt buckle tensioners, and seatbelt height adjustments in use at time of collision
• Safety battery terminal
• Any damaged restraint system part

For a head airbag (AHPS) deployment:
• Head airbag module
• A-pillar trim
• Roofliner
• Seat belt system including triggered automatic seat belt tensioners, triggered belt buckle tensioners, and seatbelt height adjustments in use at time of collision
• Safety battery terminal
• Any damaged restraint system part

For a knee airbag deployment:
• Panel with active knee protector (driver's side)
• Lower section of glovebox with active knee protector (passenger side)
• Passive knee protector panel (driver's side)
• Glovebox including knee protector (passenger side)
• Seat belt system including triggered automatic seat belt tensioners, triggered belt buckle tensioners, and seatbelt height adjustments in use at time of collision
• Safety battery terminal
• Any damaged restraint system part

For a triggered active head restraint/gas generator:
• Only the generator has to be replaced if the severity of the impact has caused no other damage to the seat (the gas generator can be replaced up to 5 times).
• Safety battery terminal
• Any damaged restraint system part

PARTS THAT MUST BE INSPECTED AND REPLACED IF DAMAGED

• Satellite (control unit + sensor), A-/B-pillar, left/right
• Satellite (control unit + sensor), front door
• Satellite (control unit + sensor), rear seat
• Satellite (control unit + sensor), driver's/passenger seat
• Satellite (control unit + sensor), vehicle center
• Cables and plugs
• Seats (If the severity of the impact has not caused any other damage to the seat, only the triggered gas generator needs to be replaced. The gas generator can be replaced up to 5 times).
• Steering column
• Passenger airbag supporting tube
• Check door body structure (with a side airbag, front/rear deployment)
• B-pillar trim (with an AHPS head airbag deployment)
• C-pillar trim (with an AHPS head airbag deployment)
• Check body structure (with an AHPS head airbag deployment)
• Passive knee protector fastening elements
• All seat belts
• Seatbelt height adjustment
• Belt buckle tensioner
• Trigger sensors etc.
• Entire seat belt (top strap, lower strap, belt buckle, belt buckle tensioner) including the belt height adjuster and the retaining screws
• Seatbelt mountings to the car body
• Seatbelt mountings to the seat
• Seat runners
• Seat structure
• Automatic-reel seat belts must be replaced in case of activated belt tightener, creases, unravelling, pinches, tears and cuts, traces of melting, and traces of wear on casing of buckle latch or on reversing clip.
• Airbag plug connections
• The components of the airbag system (also diagnosis electronics)

Caution!
Only repair airbag cables which show visible signs of damage. If there is visible damage, make sure that only one cable repair is present after repairing. If no visible damage can be identified, the entire cable must be replaced. When carrying out repairs to airbag wiring harness: The spare parts offered in the Electronic Parts Catalog (EPC) must be used.
• Any restraint system part or wiring identified by diagnostic check





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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