BMW 5 Series Owners & Service Manuals

BMW 5 Series: Actuators


The following actuators are installed in the G30:

  • Two-stage driver's airbag
  • Two-stage front passenger airbag
  • Knee airbag on front left and right
  • Head airbag on left and right
  • Side airbag on front left and right
  • Reel pretensioner with adaptive force limiter
  • Safety battery terminal

In addition, the following indicator lights inform the vehicle occupants about the condition of the safety systems:

  • Airbag indicator light
  • Seat belt warning light for driver and passenger
  • Seat belt warning light, rear passenger compartment
  • Indicator lamp for front passenger airbag deactivation

The familiar three-point seat belts are used as the seat belt systems for all seats in the G30.

System Components
G30 Seat belt

  1. Seat belt buckle
  2. Belt tensioner

Driver's airbag

A two-stage airbag is installed, which can be used to activate the stages at short or long time differences, depending on the severity of the crash detected and taking into consideration the seat position.

In addition, the driver's airbag features an active vent valve.

System Components
G30 Driver's airbag

  1. Ignition module, level 1
  2. Ignition module, level 2


     Front passenger airbag

    The purpose of the front passenger airbag is to reduce the risk of accident to the front passenger in the event of a front-end crash. The front passenger airbag is located in the dashboard. When the

     Automatic tensioner with linear mechanical force limiter

    In the event of a front-end or rear-end crash or rollover, the automatic reel blocks the extension of the seat belt in order to restrain the occupants. The belt force limiter limits the load exerted

     Airbag indicator light

    The airbag indicator light is located on the instrument panel. The airbag indicator light lights up and then goes out during the pre-drive check to signal readiness of the Advanced Crash Safety Modu


     Warning and braking function

    Displays Early warning: Vehicle symbol lights up red Increase distance and brake if necessary Acute warning: Vehicle symbol flashes red and a signal sounds Request for intervention by braking and evasive action, if required Acute warning: Person symbol flashes red and a s


    Various representations in the CID are possible depending on the vehicle equipment. The respective peripheral region in the PDC view flashes red if vehicles are detected by the sensors. G30 Cross Traffic Alert in the PDC view In vehicles with the Parking Assistant Plus, optional equipment (OE 5D

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