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What is the SRS Light and How to Fix it?

What is the SRS Light and How to Fix it?

The growing number of road accidents was the reason why car manufacturers started introducing more safety features in the car. Some very fatal accidents indicate that only a seatbelt cannot help prevent a person from contacting serious injuries. This is why most of the cars these days come with airbags.

If you own a Honda accord, you will know how serious the company is with regard to the safety of the occupants of the car. The car is equipped with quality airbags that inflate in case of a collision. To indicate the proper functioning of the airbags, an SRS light on your dashboard is installed.

What is SRS Light?

People who have recently bought the Accord often ask ‘what is SRS light?’ It is the abbreviation for supplemental restraint system, and it includes all airbag-related components such as the inflation unit, SRS modulator, inflation unit, wiring, and impact sensors. The light normally comes on when you start your engine and diminishes instantly. However, if the light comes on again during your journey, it indicates that there is a problem with your car.

Generally, the light will indicate that your airbags system is malfunctioning and your airbags will not deploy in case of an accident. This means that you have to rush your car to the local mechanic to get your airbags fixed. This SRS warning light is a way through which the built-in airbag system of your car notifies you about a possible malfunctioning of the system.

SRS Light: How to Fix It

Suppose that you have recently encountered a situation where you found your SRS light flashing. Upon acting on our advice, you took the car to the mechanic who fixed the issue. But, even now the light is not going away. This means that you will now have to fix the light. Luckily, you don’t have to visit the mechanic again as you can deal with this problem on your own.

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In this section, have a look at the easy steps to fix the SRS light. The process is too simple and all you need is just a single paperclip to get the work done.

Step-By-Step to Fix the SRS Light

  1. Straighten out a paperclip
  2. Under the steering column, locate the fuse panel cover. Pull it down with your fingers.
  3. Now, in the fuse panel, locate the small yellow plug. (This is the SRS power connector)
  4. From the fuse panel, unplug the power connector.
  5. On the end of the power connector, into one of the terminals, stick one end of the paperclip. Stick the other one into the other terminal.
  6. Once the step is done, turn on the ignition. But, don’t start the engine. Now, wait for the SRS light to reset.
  7. Once the light is reset and shut off, turn off the ignition. Plug the SRS terminal back to the fuse panel after removing the paperclip.
  8. Replace the cover of the fuse panel