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BMW X5: Deactivating Front Passenger Airbags With Key-Operated Switch

BMW X5 (G05) 2019-2024 Service & Repair Manual / Parts And Accessories / Airbag Generator-Airbag / Deactivating Front Passenger Airbags With Key-Operated Switch

WARNING: The responsibility for deactivation/activation rests with the customer.

Depending on the occupation of the front passenger seat, the front passenger and side airbags must be deactivated in accordance with the Owner's Handbook.

The passenger airbag can only be deactivated in accordance with the following instructions if the vehicle is equipped with a suitable key-operated switch! The key-operated switch can be retrofitted if it is missing and has been ordered as an optional extra.

Key-operated switch:

R50/R53 from 04/2004 only:

Deactivation via key-operated switch, see following work steps

The following airbags are deactivated simultaneously with the key-operated switch (1):

The airbags can only be deactivated/reactivated while the vehicle is stationary and with the door open.

IMPORTANT: The head airbag remains active.

Airbag Generator-airbag
Fig. 14: Identifying Key-Operated Switch

Deactivation

1. Turn key-operated switch with ignition key to "OFF" position.

Deactivatable airbags on passenger side out of operation.

Head airbag on passenger side remains active.

All airbags on driver side remain active.

Activation

2. Turn key-operated switch with ignition key to "ON" position.

All the airbags in the vehicle are activated and are triggered in appropriate situations.

Airbag Generator-airbag
Fig. 15: Turning Key-Operated Switch

Warning lamp

When the ignition key is turned in the ignition lock, the function of the airbag system is checked and the warning lamp in the center console lights up for several seconds.

1. The warning lamp is permanently lit when the passenger airbags are deactivated

2. The warning lamp goes out after a few seconds when the passenger airbags are activated

Airbag Generator-airbag
Fig. 16: Identifying Ignition Lock Switch

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