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98 BMW 328i: airbag control module..fuses, power, and ground

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An internal fault in the airbag control module of my '98 BMW 328i was found by the dealer. He says it needs to be replaced. He checked the fuses, power, and ground and said they were OK. Of course the airbag light is on. Does this mean the airbag won't deploy in an accident? And why does this module cost so much money? Aren't there rebuilt ones available?

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The air bag system is deactivated when there is a fault in the system, and won't deploy until fixed.

the price of the module is high 1. because it's an module, 2. the car is a bmw

hauto, Technician
Category: Car
Satisfied Customers: 2727
Experience: 15 year hands on technician experince, associate degree in automotive technologhy
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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
I don't fancy a new module in a car that is 12 years old with 115K miles on it. Further, do rebuilt modules exist and are BMW dealerships the only people qualified to do this work? Thanks.
yes the airbag system will be disabled and not deploy and the modules are quite pricey but on looked on CAR-PART.COM and they have plenty available with good pricing have used plenty of used modules with good luck and a lot in savings you will need to know if it has side airbags or not. if any questions phone numbers are listed. good luck and please accept when satisfied thanks.