I'm posting this for a friend who has a 99 900 SE and he's getting the dreaded exclamation point within the red triangle and an "air bag" light.
His mechanics checked the code and it said it was a side airbag issue. I notced that the plastic seat frame on the driver's seat (where the seat memory controls are) was broken and partially detatched from the seat.
Questions: Are there seat airbags on this model, and could he just be dealing with a loose wire?
Yes, there are side airbags on the 9-3. It could just be a loose wire, but whatever it turns out to be, the system will need to be reset with a Tech II before it will ever work again. When the SRS symbol comes on, the system is deactivated.