BMW 5 Series Owners & Service Manuals

BMW 5 Series: Seat belt buckle switch

The seat belt buckle switches are located in the seat belt buckles of the driver and front passenger seat. European version vehicles are additionally equipped with seat belt buckle switches on the rear seat bench.

The seat belt buckle switch detects whether the seat belt buckle tongue is in the seat belt buckle.

The supply of the sensors and the evaluation occurs through the ACSM. As of the driving condition RESIDING, the seat belt buckle switch is continuously monitored and used for the visual and acoustic seat belt warning and also to determine which restraint systems are to be triggered. The seat belt warning is active as of the DRIVING driving condition.

System Components
G30 Seat belt buckle switch

Emergency call button

The emergency call button is located in the roof function center.

System Components
G30 Roof function center (FZD) with emergency call button

  1. Emergency call button

Seat-position sensors

In accordance with the US legal requirement (FMVSS208), a height identification for the person in the driver and front passenger seat must be effected. This height identification is effected via the adjustment travel of the forward/back seat adjustment. In US-version vehicles, the exact position is identified using the seat-position sensors for the driver and front passenger seats.

The job of the seat-position detector is to distinguish between a relatively small person and a person of normal height within the lengthways adjustment range of the seat. This detection is another technical feature aimed at increasing the safety of the occupants. The deployment of the 2 airbag stages is then adjusted to the driver's/front passenger's seat position.

The seat-position detector takes the form of a 2-wire hall effect sensor and is supplied with voltage via the ACSM. The current level of the seat-position sensor changes depending on the seat position.



    Overview 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 airba

     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

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     Local CAN

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     Evasion Aid

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