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Feb
01

SRS light is on my 97 Honda Accord EX?!?

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does it matter having it fix? it say’s on manual it’s airbag! and I gone to Honda dealer ..just for diagnorse it’s 126 bucks and that’s to look at it without labor! what a rip off!…

Before you go committing to repairs you should have the car battery checked. On the older Hondas there was a higher sensitivity to low battery voltage in the car battery. if the battery voltage dropped below a threshhold voltage then the SRS light would come on because there wasn’t enough juice in the battery to run the computer. the failure would almost always code as "SRS Control Unit Internal Failure"

there are about 15 other reasons why that light can come on. some are minor. each time the light is triggered a diagnostic trouble code is stored in the control unit. you can get a body shop to retrieve that code for you. there is a two pin connetor under the driver’s side dash near the steering column that has to be jumped to get the code. Any competent body shop should be able to do that as they deal with air bag replacements all the time. If they do charge you I can guarentee it will be far less than the $126 that the Honda dealer quoted you.

hope that helps

  1. dasher Said,

    That is an expensive problem on that car. There are some exceptions but on that model it usually spells trouble. It can be the airbag but often it signifies there is something else, hence diagnosis. I don’t know if you guys have to pass some kind of transport test to keep your cars on the road but in the UK that would fail. It is important this is sorted or you gotta get rid of the car! Sorry dude. Good Luck.
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    Honda car sales

  2. honda guy Said,

    Before you go committing to repairs you should have the car battery checked. On the older Hondas there was a higher sensitivity to low battery voltage in the car battery. if the battery voltage dropped below a threshhold voltage then the SRS light would come on because there wasn’t enough juice in the battery to run the computer. the failure would almost always code as "SRS Control Unit Internal Failure"

    there are about 15 other reasons why that light can come on. some are minor. each time the light is triggered a diagnostic trouble code is stored in the control unit. you can get a body shop to retrieve that code for you. there is a two pin connetor under the driver’s side dash near the steering column that has to be jumped to get the code. Any competent body shop should be able to do that as they deal with air bag replacements all the time. If they do charge you I can guarentee it will be far less than the $126 that the Honda dealer quoted you.

    hope that helps
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  3. Kevin M Said,

    very common on the 94-97 models the srs control unit goes bad for no reason,very expensive to repair,it only matters to you as the driver do you want airbags or not ??? honda guy is wrong about the battery that was a problem with the 98-02 models. honda tech 10yrs.
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  4. Kenny Said,

    http://www.hondapitstop.com/accord/technotes1/SRS/srs.html

    See the above link. You can reset it yourself.
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  5. Doug G Said,

    Here’s a site that will explain everything you need to know about airbag lights and resetting the system.
    http://www.airbagsolutions.com/

    This website gives you the procedure for diagnosing and resetting airbag lights. See if your car is listed here. Although it’s a pay site ($14.95/day), it’s a lot cheaper than going to the dealer
    http://www.airbagsolutions.com/vehicles_list.aspx

    On most vehicles, the airbag light should come on for @6 seconds, and then go off if the system is working properly. If there is a fault or a problem in the system, the light will remain illuminated, or flash continuously. If the airbag light does not work properly, some vehicles have an audible tone that sounds indicating a problem with the airbag light system. When the light is on (or the tone is sounding), the airbag will NOT deploy, even in an accident.
    The flashing light on your car is telling the answer you need. On some vehicles, the light is flashing a two digit code. Once you know the code, you can most likely repair it yourself. There are fairly easy procedures that most people are capable of repairing.
    Airbagsolutions.com has the fault code charts to tell you what is wrong and how to fix it!

    Some vehicle manufacturers accommodate systems without a scanner (like Toyota, Lexus, Nissan, Infinity, Honda, Acura, Ford, Lincoln, Mazda & Mercury) and some require a scan tool.

    Check out these websites also for more info on airbag systems and the light.
    http://blog.airbagsolutions.com/archive/2007/11/18/why-is-my-airbag-light-on.what-should-i-do.aspx

    Lastly, check your vehicle for recalls through this link also:
    http://www.airbagsolutions.com/nhtsa.aspx
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