W210 E55 AMG passenger airbag disabled

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  1. fishmk1

    fishmk1 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Hi guys!

    New to the forum and MB ownership, first post! I am now the very proud owner of an S-reg W210 E55 AMG. Got a problem with the airbag though, when I go to start it up, the 'airbag disabled' light on the centre console is already lit and whenever anybody sits in the passenger seat I get a red SRS warning light on the dash. I'm assuming it thinks there's a baby seat installed, the manual tells you how to turn the airbag off but not how to turn it back on again.

    Can anyone help?

    Thanks in advance

    Trevor
     
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    EDZ649 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Would it not be the reverse proceedure? I'm guessing it was deactivated by the chip in the child seat.
     
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    fishmk1

    fishmk1 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Will try tonight, thanks for the reply
     
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    GordonTarling Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    My 210 had a small switch adjacent to the gear selector.
     
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    I thought that was for the Windows?

    Don't suppose someone's taped a transponder from a child seat anywhere have they?
     
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    No you have a faulty child seat recognition sensor...

    You can either replace it which will cost you around £200 or you can buy an emulator off ebay which will mean in the event of a crash the airbag will always deploy whether or not there is anyone in the seat.
     
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    Or code the car for child seat sensor not present. I would recommend the £200 option, or the equivalent if the new part can be found cheaper.
     

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