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Dec
14

srs light stays on on my 97 accord after being reset?Advice?

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i took it to the dealership to have them reset it 4 months ago. I was told i needed a new passenger side air bag if it comes back on again. Very expensive! The light didn’t come on SINCE that day they reset it 4 months ago, now its on again. I didn’t hit anything or wasn’t in a collision. My question is if the airbag was faulty wouldn’t it have immediately the light be turned back on even if it was reset? What could be the cause of this?

The light comes on any time an electrical problem is detected during the 7 second system test that is run by the SRS control unit every time the ignition is turned ON. That’s why the SRS light stays on for 7 seconds when you turn the key on then it normally goes out. it goes out when no problems are detected. if a problem is detected, the light stays on.

so the intermittant problem that caused the light to come on last time has not been present since the dealer cleared the code.

the light can come on for any of about 15 different reasons. it would be irresponsible to guess which component is the cause. if you are in a cold weather area, it could be as simple as a connector that had the terminals break contact when they contracted in the cold. or, it could be a legitimate failure of any of the system components.

when the SRS light is illuminated the airbag system is deactivated. they will not be deployed in a collision. My recommendation would be to have the diagnostic run and the code cleared. if the code will not clear the problem exists in ‘real time’ and will need to be fixed for the light to go out. if the light goes out, the problem is intermittant and I wouldn’t be concerned.

hope that helps

  1. honda guy Said,

    The light comes on any time an electrical problem is detected during the 7 second system test that is run by the SRS control unit every time the ignition is turned ON. That’s why the SRS light stays on for 7 seconds when you turn the key on then it normally goes out. it goes out when no problems are detected. if a problem is detected, the light stays on.

    so the intermittant problem that caused the light to come on last time has not been present since the dealer cleared the code.

    the light can come on for any of about 15 different reasons. it would be irresponsible to guess which component is the cause. if you are in a cold weather area, it could be as simple as a connector that had the terminals break contact when they contracted in the cold. or, it could be a legitimate failure of any of the system components.

    when the SRS light is illuminated the airbag system is deactivated. they will not be deployed in a collision. My recommendation would be to have the diagnostic run and the code cleared. if the code will not clear the problem exists in ‘real time’ and will need to be fixed for the light to go out. if the light goes out, the problem is intermittant and I wouldn’t be concerned.

    hope that helps
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