Thanks ICMINI. I thought it might work but was a bit worried by the blurb on one eBay listing saying it was for BMWs 1994-2003. There seems to be plenty of people saying that the more expensive B800 tools work but I haven't seen anyone specifically say the cheap ones (yellow with blue face) work ok.
All good mate! So long as it works with the BMW OBD Port, should be good for the Mini Cooper! But before you buy, see if anyone else with more experience responds, just because I'm not too familiar with the differences of the Expensive Ones vs Cheap ones.
I'm pleased to say that the cheap B800 reset tool off EBay (yellow with blue face)worked perfectly on the R50 Mini Cooper manufactured in 2005. It correctly diagnosed the problem as 'seatbelt tensioner driver side’.
After stuffing about cleaning the cable connecting plugs under the seat and finding that didnt work, I soldered wires across the cable connecting plugs. Light still would not stay off. It would go off when reset then come straight back on.
I finally pulled the seat out to investigate the seatbelt pre-tensioner assembly and found that the cable had been caught somehow in the seat sliding mechanism and it was cut completely in half. Soldered it back together and reset airbag light. All good now. The B800 tool cost less than $25 on eBay. Bargain!
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