How to Reset a Honda SRS Light

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How to Reset a Honda SRS Light
Turn off the SRS light on your Honda after it has been repaired. (red truck engine image by Christopher Nolan from Fotolia.com)

If the SRS light on the dashboard of your Honda turns on, there is a problem with the "Supplemental Restraint System." This relates to your vehicle's airbags and seat belts. Since this is a very important safety feature, your vehicle should be immediately checked by a qualified mechanic. Once it has been inspected, and possibly repaired, you should reset and turn off the SRS light.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Paper clip
  • Ignition key

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Locate the fuse panel cover. This can be located on the driver's side of the car on the underside of the dashboard near the steering column. Pull down on it from the top using your fingers and set it aside.

  2. 2

    Look for a small, yellow-coloured plug. This is called the Supplemental Restraint System power connector. Unplug this connector carefully.

  3. 3

    Straighten out a paper clip and put one end of the paper clip into a terminal on one end of the Supplemental Restraint System power connector. While holding the first end in place, put the other end of the paper clip into the other terminal on the Supplemental Restraint System power connector.

  4. 4

    Put the key into the ignition and turn it on, but not so far as to start the engine. Wait for 60 seconds and the Supplemental Restraint System light will turn off.

  5. 5

    Turn off the car using the ignition key and remove the paper clip. Plug the Supplemental Restraint System power connector back in place and replace the fuse panel cover.

  6. 6

    Start the engine and notice the instrument cluster. The SRS light should still be off. If not, repeat the procedure again.

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