How to Reset the SRS on a Honda Accord

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How to Reset the SRS on a Honda Accord
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The Honda Accord is a compact and fuel-efficient sedan with four doors that is manufactured with Japanese engineering. When the Accord's airbag system malfunctions in some way, the SRS (Supplemental Restraint System) light will illuminate in the Accord's cockpit. To reset this light, you must have an SCS service connector, which is easy to create using a Honda speaker harness. Once you have the service connector, resetting the SRS light on your Accord is a fairly straightforward process.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Metra Honda speaker harness #72-7802
  • Electrical tape

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Park the Accord on level ground.

  2. 2

    Remove the clear plastic female disconnects from the end of a Honda speaker harness. Remove 1/2 an inch of the thin plastic jacket that covers the wire. Twist the wiring together and secure with electrical tape to create an SCS service connector.

  3. 3

    Locate the Memory Erase Signal (MES) connector. This is a yellow piece that is connected with two wires to the back of the Accord's driver's side fuse box.

  4. 4

    Unplug and pull out the MES connector.

  5. 5

    Switch the Accord's ignition off.

  6. 6

    Attach the SCS service connector to the MES plug by inserting the end portion of the SCS service connector into the end portion of the MES plug.

  7. 7

    Switch the Accord's ignition on. The SRS light will illuminate for six seconds.

  8. 8

    Remove the SCS service connector from the Accord's MES connector for four seconds. Wait for the SRS light to illuminate.

  9. 9

    Attach the SCS service connector to the Accord's MES connector in four seconds or less after the SRS light illuminates. The SRS light will disappear.

  10. 10

    Remove the SCS service connector from the Accord's MES connector in four seconds or less and wait for the SRS light to blink twice. The blinking means the memory has been reset.

  11. 11

    Turn the Accord's ignition off for 10 seconds. Start the Accord and wait for the SRS light to illuminate and turn off as usual.

Tips and warnings

  • A Metra Honda speaker harness is available at Best Buy and Circuit City.

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