OEM Restraints System Part Replacement Search

2007 BMW 3-Series Convertible


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

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

REV: 09/2013


Replace following components after airbag deployment:

Seat airbag deployed:
• Replace airbag module [AIRBAG,FRONT SEAT] and, if necessary, seat cover with upholstery
• Active head restraint [UNIT,ACTIVE HEADREST]. The gas generator can be replaced up to 5 times.

Driver's airbag deployed:
• Airbag module [AIRBAG, STEERING WHEEL]
• Replace steering wheel

Front passenger airbag deployed:
• Dashboard trim panel (must be replaced with vehicles without replaceable airbag cover!)

Knee airbag deployed:
• Knee protection [AIRBAG,KNEE BOLSTER]

NOTE Active head restraint:
• The firing unit may be replaced up to 5 times
• Triggering frequency is denoted on the sticker on the head restraint carrier
• Stickers are available as spare parts
• The complete crash-active head restraint must be replaced in the event of a head restraint fault signal and an untriggered firer


Check and/or replace following components after airbag deployment:

Satellites (control unit + sensor):
• Read fault memory/ rectify faults
• Satellite, B-pillar, left/right [ AIRBAG SENSOR,SIDE]
• Satellite, front door [AIRBAG SENSOR,FRT DOOR]
• Satellite, rear seat [AIRBAG SENSOR,INTERIOR] Control unit, rollover protection system (left/right)
• Satellite, driver's/front passenger seat [AIRBAG SENSOR, FENDER]
• Satellite, vehicle centre [AIRBAG SENSOR,FLOOR]
• Airbag Control Unit [MODULE, AIRBAG CONTROL]

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

Belt system:
• Retractor mechanism
• Belt buckle tensioner
• Seatbelt height adjustment
• Anchor fitting tensioner
• Check components, replace if necessary

• Seat
• Active head restraint
• Check components; replace if necessary

Driver's airbag:
• Airbag module
• Steering column
• Replace faulty components

Front-passenger airbag:
• Airbag module
• Dashboard trim panel
• Supporting tube
• Check components; replace if necessary

Knee airbag:
• Trim panel (driver's side)
• Lower section of glovebox (passenger side)
• Knee protection (driver's and front passenger sides)
• Replace faulty components

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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