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"SRS"indicator lights on anytime, how to fix this guys

:huh: whenever i switch the igniton on, it lights up all indicator and after few sec. its shut-off all except to SRS, any idea how to fix this up.
 

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Get the SRS code checked at the dealer to locate the problem.

Hmmm. I see you are in Qatar - that might be a problem.
 

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SRS could be driver seatbelt buckle

There is procedure for resetting the SRS light on this forum - do a search.

With me every time I reset the SRS light it would come on after a couple of days and eventually it got worse and I could no longer even turn it off. Based on searches on this board I bit the bullet and bought a new driver's side seatbelt buckle. I replaced it, reset the SRS light and it has never come back since.

Another cause could be a fault passenger occupancy sensor or even a weak battery. Again, TSBs are available on this forum - do a search.

Important safety note: while your SRS light is on all your airbags are disabled!
 

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You can dignose and fix your problem

I have just recently cleared the SRS light on my 03. There are resources online that describe what the dealer does but without paying $100.

I would start by reading this thread to figure out the problem. http://forums.clubrsx.com/showthread.php?t=636707

Once you know the diagnostic trouble codes, and there are no hardware issues, I would try to initialize and reset the system.

The document linked below describes how to initialize the OPDS and reset the SRS memory. Use the second procedure "INITIALIZING THE OPDS WITH THE PGM TESTER AND THE SCS SERVICE CONNECTOR". In step #4, connect a jumper on the OBDII port from pin #4(SES) to pin #9(Ground). This jumper is the same as the one in the link above used to retrieve the diagnostic code.
www.tegger.com/hondafaq/tsb/other/x02-905e.pdf

With these two sources of information you have the ability to do what a dealer would. Hope this helps
 

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Spray some electrical contact cleaner or brake cleaner into the seat belt buckles. Then buckle/unbuckle them a few times. I bet you 90% of all SRS light issues are caused by dirty contacts in the buckle.
 

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If the SRS light is caused by a seat belt issue it is covered by Honda for life. I'd call the dealer first to verify this.
I reset mine several times but it always came back again. Drove me bonkers. :)
 

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Hi guys, I am a new member and Oddyssey owner. I just bought an 02 EX and so far have been very happy with it. I have gotten a great deal of good info from the forum, and so far I have serviced the transmission, greased the sliding doors, and cleaned the EGR plate. While cleaning the interior I got a little crazy and completely removed the carpet for cleaning. In order to do this I removed the front seats, reinstalling the drivers seat in oredr to move the van around the yard as I worked.

As a result the SRS light is on. I read through the process for resetting the SRS light, but I cant even get past the first step. I unplugged the 2 pin connector, and I have jumpered the thing 5 different ways, but the SRS light never goes out. Hopefully I have the right connector - it is a yellow connector, 2 wires, right under the fuse panel. Next - am I jumpering the correct side? is it the 'pin' side or the 'hole' side? I am getting no results.
 

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Hi guys, I am a new member and Oddyssey owner. I just bought an 02 EX and so far have been very happy with it. I have gotten a great deal of good info from the forum, and so far I have serviced the transmission, greased the sliding doors, and cleaned the EGR plate. While cleaning the interior I got a little crazy and completely removed the carpet for cleaning. In order to do this I removed the front seats, reinstalling the drivers seat in oredr to move the van around the yard as I worked.

As a result the SRS light is on. I read through the process for resetting the SRS light, but I cant even get past the first step. I unplugged the 2 pin connector, and I have jumpered the thing 5 different ways, but the SRS light never goes out. Hopefully I have the right connector - it is a yellow connector, 2 wires, right under the fuse panel. Next - am I jumpering the correct side? is it the 'pin' side or the 'hole' side? I am getting no results.
I believe you're using the right yellow connector as there's only one under there with just 2 wires.

I just did this on my 2001 Accord this past weekend. It took me a few tries but I finally did get it. Read the steps in the links that blake posted very thoroughly and follow 'em to the T. I just used a christmas ornamet hanger thingy and bent it to use as a jumper in the hole side. I kept on forgetting to disconnect it so the light never reset. Then I re-read the instructions and realized that you disconnect when light goes ON, reconnect when light goes off and disconnect again when light goes ON and it will blink twice and go off.

I also managed to read the SRS codes. I got a 9-2 and 15-3 but I had left the windows open and it had rained and wet the whole interior a few months back. I hope the OPDS sensor code doesn't come back after August as my 10 years are up in Aug. :)

Thanks for the links blake. :)
 

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Thanks for the pointers. I just ran through the procedure again and I am still running into the same problem -

1) I connect the jumper (several types)

2) I switch the ignition to the 2 position or start the car

3) I wait the six seconds for the SRS light to go out , but it never does.

Then I re-read the instructions and realized that you disconnect when light goes ON, reconnect when light goes off and disconnect again when light goes ON and it will blink twice and go off.
I just tried it as you are describing, and I am getting the same results. I will give it a another try tomorrow when my brain is refreshed.
 

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Thanks for the links blake. :)
No problem, I was determined to fix my SRS light problem without going to the dealer.

In my case the previous owner got a $100 diagnostic from the dealer stating they tried to re-init the OPDS without success and it would need to be replaced for $350. So I pulled my code which was a 8-5 (battery low). I tried the init procedure and it cleared it without even having to do a memory clear afterwards.

The most motivating thing about fixing the SRS light being on was I had heard that it means the airbags are disabled. Now I do not belive that theory. I belive all it means is there is an issue with the system and it may or may not work properly. So in my case it means the passenger airbag would have gone of in a collision no matter what the OPDS data read. Don't take my theory as the absolute truth but that is what I belive about it. ;)
 

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Thanks for the pointers. I just ran through the procedure again and I am still running into the same problem -

1) I connect the jumper (several types)

2) I switch the ignition to the 2 position or start the car

3) I wait the six seconds for the SRS light to go out , but it never does.



I just tried it as you are describing, and I am getting the same results. I will give it a another try tomorrow when my brain is refreshed.
If you are still having problems watch this on how to reset the SRS light. It is on a different model but is the same procedure for the odyssey.

YouTube - ‪how to know or diagnose airbag SRS air bag control module if its blown on honda or acura‬‏

This video shows how to read the diagnostic code.

YouTube - ‪airbag abs srs light diagnose without a scanner air bag‬‏
 

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I had the same problem. I drove me crazy. I kept thinking I wasn't following the procedure correctly. Kept doing it over and over. The light refused to go out. That's when I gave up and took it to the dealer. They replaced the drivers side seat belt free.
 

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I had the same problem. I drove me crazy. I kept thinking I wasn't following the procedure correctly. Kept doing it over and over. The light refused to go out. That's when I gave up and took it to the dealer. They replaced the drivers side seat belt free.
Happy to hear you got it fixed for free. :DD

That does bring up a good point however that just blindly doing a reset does not fix the real problem. You needed to read the diagnostic code which would have probably given you a 9-4 DTC for a faulty passenger seat belt switch.
 

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That does bring up a good point however that just blindly doing a reset does not fix the real problem. You needed to read the diagnostic code ....
Completely agree especially since its so easy to read the darn codes now with the instructions posted about shorting the two OBD II port pins. Worked like piece of cake for me for my codes at the least. :)

My SRS light has not come back yet and now I regret resetting it. I should have taken it to da dealer and rolled the dice on the OPDS replacement which would have been free for me till this August 11. :(
 

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If you are not able to reset the SRS light with the procedure it could mean that whatever originally caused the SRS light to trigger is permanently triggering the light. If you reread my earlier post, my situation got worse from being able to reset the light to no longer being able to reset it until I fix the problem (driver seat belt buckle).

Note that the original poster is in Qatar. I am in Italy. Warrranty repairs are not so simple and may not get recognised abroad. The official Honda statement is that warranty no longer applies when you export the vehicle. However, I was able to get the tranny recall performed FOC at a local Honda dealar and I was able to have the EGR recall done at a local Honda dealer and then get reimbursed for the cost by a claim to HoA. In each case you have to contact HoA, create a case, perform & pay for the work, then claim the cost back.

For my SRS fix it was simpler for me just to buy the buckle when I was in the US on business and then do the job myself without claiming the cost.

HoA did confirm that when the SRS ight is on the airbags are disabled which is in line with what others have posted on the forum.
 

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Resetting SRS light

Wow - I love this Forum. About a year ago I replaced the Ignition switch contacts on my 99 Ody. While trble shooting, I removed the entire switch and it's connected wire harness which entailed disconnecting all the connectors on the fuse block to remove the fuse block that covered the harness. At the time I paid no attention to that two position yellow connector or what it was for - it was just something else in the way. I was so happy about fixing my intermittent engine stalling problem that the fact that the SRS light now stayed on all the time was only a small annoyance. (OK, I knew the air bags were probably inactivated but I've always considered them somewhat superfluous when seat belts provide about 99% of the life saving protection at about 1% of the cost and the additional protection is probably lost by those injured from ignoring seat belts thinking the air bags will protect them - But thats another issue)

The SRS light was still an anoyance glaring at me everytime I drove the ODY so I finally took the time to research it and found Blake's Link to reading the codes and resetting light. It works perfectly! My code was 7-3 which decodes to a vague "Internal SRS failure" which I presumed related to my disconnecting the steering wheel bag while fixing the ignition switch. What I'd like to add here is that instead of using a paperclip or similar jumper on that yellow 2-socket connector in the fuse block, I used a small rocker switch with 2 foot leads plugged into the yellow connector. That made it easy to hold and toggle the switch in one hand while turning the ignition sw in the other and watching the SRS light:

Unplug yellow connector and insert leads, Tgl-on, Ign-on, wait for SRS-off, Tgl-off, SRS-on, Tgl-on, SRS-off, Tgl-off, SRS flashes twice, Ign-off, remove leads, plug yellow connector back into fuse block and you're done!

(If SRS light comes back on after two flashes you have a real fault and only two choices - fix it or wear your seat belt. Your spouse or significant others might rule out the 2nd option)
 
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