How to Turn off an SRS Light

Updated March 23, 2017

The supplemental restraint system, or SRS, is more commonly known as the airbag system. The SRS light will come on when the airbags are not working properly. In some instances, the light will come on when there is not a problem. This can happen when a minor accident that does not deploy the airbags occurs, or just as a symptom of sensors not working properly. If the SRS light is on, you can reset it in just a few steps.

Locate the SRS connector. This can vary depending upon what make and model car you own. In most cases, it is located just under the fuse box, under the steering wheel to the left side. Unplug the connector from the fuse box.

Straighten out a paper clip. Insert the ends of the paper clip into each end of the metal SRS connector.

Start the car and leave it on until you notice the SRS light has gone off.

Turn the car off and let it rest for up to 15 minutes. Start the car again. The SRS light should be off.

Things You'll Need

  • Paper clip
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