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BMW 325i what does the warning symbol mean when it flashes

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what does the warning symbol mean when it flashes someone in driver seat with big circle in front of them 93 b.m.w. 325i
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: BMW
Expert:  bimmaster replied 6 years ago.
Hi, that warning light is for the Airbag system.
Normal operation is for this light to come on for a few seconds when starting the car, then it should go out with the engine running if everything is ok.
If there is a problem, the light will stay on.
To determine the cause of the problem, the fault codes need to be a read with a BMW specific scan tool capable of reading airbag fault codes.
From there the fix can be determined by the technician.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
could that light stop the car from starting
Expert:  bimmaster replied 6 years ago.
No, the airbag system won't cause the car not to start.
Normally it's a battery issue. Have you checked battery voltage?
I would try charging the battery first. or jump starting the vehicle. There is a positive jump start point under the hood near the right shock tower. The negative is the bare metal stud near the positive terminal.