Normally, the SRS light illuminates when the vehicle is started and goes out after a few seconds. Otherwise, you can reset the SRS light on your Honda Accord to fix it.
The steps I have outlined here can be used to reset the SRS light on a Honda accord in a couple of different ways.
You can identify your supplemental restraint system by the SRS light. An airbag light indicates an airbag has been deployed.
In the event of an SRS light, the system is malfunctioning. The SRS unit fuse is the first thing I would check. A scan tool of some kind is the only way to check this.
When the scanner detects the first numerical error code, it flashes slowly, then flashes quickly for the second number. Therefore, if you are unsure about the code, I recommend you check it first.
What Does SRS Light Mean On Honda Accord?
Honda Accords are equipped with supplemental restraint systems, or SRS, which deploy the airbag when an accident occurs.
However, this system may malfunction during an accident and prevent the airbag from deploying properly.
In the event of a system malfunction, the system will alert you. For example, the yellow “SRS” light on the dashboard will indicate an SRS fault.
What Would Cause The SRS Light To Come On?
Once the ignition is turned on, the supplemental restraint system (SRS) light should come on for a short period of time. After that, the light should go out. It is a sign that the SRS system has a problem if the light stays on continuously.
A faulty clock spring or a faulty control module could be the cause of the light. The seat occupant sensor is one of the most common problems with cars like yours.
Due to its prevalence, technical service bulletins (TSBs) are available for this issue. Several common problems can trigger Honda airbag lights.
- The spring of the clock is defective.
- The voltage of the battery is low.
- The connector has been unplugged.
- There is damage to the wire harness.
- Sensors for SRS and crashes are damaged.
- An airbag that is defective.
- A sensor that detects the occupancy of a passenger.
- Damaged or disconnected wire harnesses.
- Connectors with faults.
- There has been an airbag blowout.
- Pretensioner must be blown.
- The battery is dead.
- Spring of the clock
- After an accident, the SRS module stores a fault.
There are multiple sensors in the airbag system, buckles, tensioners, and airbags. A failure of any of these components is possible. Check the fault codes on your SRS / Airbag module to determine why your Honda airbag light is on.
How Do I Reset SRS Light On Honda Accord?
You’ll need a Honda OBD-II scanner to diagnose and reset SRS faults, such as Foxwell for Honda. Unfortunately, Honda airbag lights cannot be diagnosed or reset with basic code readers.
- Under the dashboard, find the OBD-II port and connect your scanner to it.
- Start the engine by turning on the ignition, but do not start it.
- Ensure that the scanner is powered on. The Airbag menu can be found in the Control Unit.
- You can read codes by scrolling down. But, first, take a look at all the codes.
- The codes that are in the STORED status can be cleared if they are in that state. A scanner cannot be used to reset the Honda airbag light if a code is PRESENT or PERMANENT.
- If an SRS component is faulty, it’ll need to be replaced. Don’t put it back in if you removed an airbag from a Honda because of a recall.
For your particular Honda vehicle, check if the SRS has been recalled. Even if the car is out of warranty, your Honda dealer will fix the fault free of charge if it’s related to the recall.
How To Replace The SRS Unit?
You may be unable to turn off your SRS light even after resetting it due to a faulty SRS unit. Be sure to tighten all connections before replacing the entire unit.
It is also possible for loose connections to lead to the SRS light staying on, which can be resolved by tightening the connections.
Before replacing your SRS unit, disconnect your battery, and wait between three and five minutes. An SRS unit is mounted near the firewall on the floorboard behind the stock radio.
- Remove the two side panels and the center console to gain access to the unit. The driver’s side has one screw and one clip. A passenger’s side clip has two clips.
- SRS unit screws are held in place by four Torx T30 screws. Remove them with a T30 screwdriver. Two screws are located on top and two on the side. Make sure these screws don’t fall into the AC vents.
- All connections should be tight before unplugging the unit. If the SRS light turns on due to a loose harness connection, tightening the connection may resolve the issue without having to replace it.
- The light should now turn off when the battery is reconnected. The SRS light should remain on if the connections are tight. Disconnect the battery and proceed.
- Connect the three connectors to the SRS unit and unplug them. Next, attach the four screws to the new unit and plug it in. It is recommended that you replace the center console and the two side panels.
- Turn the ignition on after reconnecting the battery. Now that the SRS light has been turned off, it should not come on again.
How Do Reset The SRS Light On A Honda Accord?
In addition to controlling your airbags, your SRS, or Secondary Restraint System, plays a significant role in your safety. Check with your mechanic for any recalls on your vehicle before you reset the SRS light yourself.
The following steps explain how to reset the SRS light on a 2002 Honda Accord if you haven’t found any other issues:
- There is a fuse box under the steering wheel. You can access the fuse box by removing the panel.
- Once the panel is removed, you should see wires and connectors exposed. Look for the Memory Erase Signal (MES) connector, usually green or yellow with two holes. Make sure the plug is disconnected.
- Make a U shape with a metal paper clip. Paper clips can be inserted into two-hole plugs. MES connectors will be short-circuited as a result of this action.
- After inserting your car keys into the ignition, leave the paper clip in the two-hole plug. Don’t start the engine. As soon as the SRS light illuminates, it will turn off. The two-hole plug must be disconnected from the paper clip.
- When the paper clip is removed, the SRS light will again illuminate. The SRS light can be turned off by inserting a paper clip a second time into the two-hole plug. Remove the paper clip once the light has been turned off.
- Once the SRS light flashes twice, the reset process for the SRS system has been completed. In that case, you’ll need to see a mechanic as soon as possible if the light returns after resetting the system.
Can You Drive With The SRS Light On?
If you are involved in an accident while driving a Honda with an airbag light, you are more likely to suffer serious injuries. Therefore, you should fix it for your safety. A few seconds after starting the vehicle, the SRS light will illuminate and turn off.
A malfunction of one or more SRS components would result in the light not illuminating or remaining lit when the vehicle is started.
The first thing I recommend is to contact a local Honda dealer. You may be covered for repairs at no cost if a non-expiring warranty covers an SRS component. (Asking costs you nothing.)
It is important to have your local Authorized Honda/Acura Technician diagnose the SRS Light if it indicates a more serious problem.
Remember that your airbag may save you or someone you love, so don’t disregard the light unless you’re certain it’s not triggered by anything else.