How to Reset Honda SRS Lights

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How to Reset Honda SRS Lights
You can repair your Honda at the comfort of your own driveway. (Tim Boyle/Getty Images News/Getty Images)

Honda is known for manufacturing compact and affordable sedans, coupes, and SUVs, including the popular Honda Civic and the Honda Accord. If the SRS (air bag) light turns on at your Honda's dashboard, it is a warning that there may be something wrong with your Honda's SRS system. You can reset the SRS light on your Honda at the comfort of your own driveway. Resetting the SRS light on your Honda takes very little time.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Metra Honda speaker harness part #72-7802
  • Electrical tape
  • Cutting tool

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Park your Honda on an even, level surface.

  2. 2

    Pull and take off the plastic female disconnects located at the end of the Metra Honda speaker harness.

  3. 3

    Slice about ½ inch of the wiring's plastic jacket piece, using a cutting tool, and then mount the wiring by applying some electrical tape. This will form a SCS service connector for your Honda.

  4. 4

    Open the driver's side door of your Honda.

    How to Reset Honda SRS Lights
    Enter through the driver's side to work inside the Honda. (Tim Boyle/Getty Images News/Getty Images)
  5. 5

    Take off and pull downwards on the Memory Erase Signal connector (MES), a yellow-coloured part that is mounted to two wires at the rear of the Honda's fuse box, at the driver's side.

  6. 6

    Turn off your Honda's ignition and connect the end tip of the SCS Service connector with the end tip of the MES plug.

  7. 7

    Turn on your Honda's ignition for the SRS light to light up for about six seconds, and then it will automatically turn off.

  8. 8

    Pull and disconnect the SCS Service connector from your Honda's MES plug for the SRS light to light up once again.

  9. 9

    Connect the end tip of the SCS Service connector with the end tip of the MES plug, once again, for the SRS light to turn off.

  10. 10

    Pull and disconnect the SCS Service connector from your Honda's MES plug for the SRS light to flash two times. This will reset you Honda SRS light's memory.

  11. 11

    Turn on your Honda's ignition and anticipate ten seconds for your Honda's SRS light to flash once and then it will automatically turn off.

Tips and warnings

  • Visit a Honda dealership after resetting the SRS light to check for any issues with your Honda's SRS system.

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