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Old 04-14-2009, 04:18 PM
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SRS light just came on, what to do ?

I did sea foam VAC line yesterday and CEL came on then I resetting it and today the SRS came on, what to do ? what does it mean ?
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It means your airbag isn't wrong if I'm not mistaken....it could be a lose wire under the seat where the SRS wiring is. (if I'm wrong someone correct me plz)

Sometimes once a cars computer cycles it'll go away....I've seen that happen but I would just go and have the computer read and if nothings wrong have them reset it.

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My SRS light never shuts off, I went to the DLR 3 times for this when it was under warrenty and they replcced the seat belt buckle and it shut off then months later it would come on again.. I just leave it!
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I did sea foam VAC line yesterday and CEL came on then I resetting it and today the SRS came on, what to do ? what does it mean ?

One should not be related to the other.

I've had the SRS light come on (in this car or others). Usually restarting the car will get rid of it. If not, get it checked out or troubleshoot it.
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try reseting it

Resetting SRS light
*If after you reset the light it comes back on BRING TO THE DEALER to be serviced*
http://geocities.com/myintegra96/srs.html
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I believe there was a recall on the issue. Alot of TLs had this problem. Something in the SRS system has failed, causing the SRS light to come on. In a rare case, the car might have thrown a false code prompting the SRS light.

The SRS System is warrantied for 9 Years/150,000 miles if I'm not mistaken. My light came on, and I took my car to the dealer. They said the only way to tell if something has failed was to reset the light. If it stayed off, there was nothing wrong. If it came back on, there is a problem somewhere. They reset mine, and it came back on within a hour. I went back, and the repalced the "Driver Seatbelt Tensior" and the light went off for about a day. Then it came back on, so I'm planning another trip to the dealer. It was all covered under warranty and I paid nothing.

So, could be anything. Take it to the dealer, most likely you are still under warranty.
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its NOT a recall-
It is extended 10 year 150k mile SRS warranty that covers 5 of 6 parts in the system where it may fail- covers 99.99 of the customers it happens too

IF you did any electrical work at all, so much as unplug a connector somewhere under the seat or engine area, follow the reset link above

IF you have not done anything take it to the dealer ASAP
We are talking about the RED SRS light staying on- means Airbags are all off

Seafoam and CEL is usually failure to do good warm up and hot foot blowout drive after- Some crud gets on the O2 sensor and throws a CEL- Will burn off in a day or 2 and Clear itself
Follow the newest seafoam directions using the vac port at the TB housing- not the hose on the fenderwell driver side
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My SRS light never shuts off, I went to the DLR 3 times for this when it was under warrenty and they replcced the seat belt buckle and it shut off then months later it would come on again.. I just leave it!
Yea cause thats smart. None of your airbags work. You ever try bringing it back to them and saying what ever they did didnt work?
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its NOT a recall-
It is extended 10 year 150k mile SRS warranty that covers 5 of 6 parts in the system where it may fail- covers 99.99 of the customers it happens too

IF you did any electrical work at all, so much as unplug a connector somewhere under the seat or engine area, follow the reset link above

IF you have not done anything take it to the dealer ASAP
We are talking about the RED SRS light staying on- means Airbags are all off

Seafoam and CEL is usually failure to do good warm up and hot foot blowout drive after- Some crud gets on the O2 sensor and throws a CEL- Will burn off in a day or 2 and Clear itself
Follow the newest seafoam directions using the vac port at the TB housing- not the hose on the fenderwell driver side
I didnt do any electrical work, I just unplugged the clock fuse for 1-2 mins but didnt turn on the car yet to see if its the light is gone. If its still there I guess I will take it to the dealer tomorrow. I only got 170K KM.
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I didnt do any electrical work, I just unplugged the clock fuse for 1-2 mins but didnt turn on the car yet to see if its the light is gone. If its still there I guess I will take it to the dealer tomorrow. I only got 170K KM.
i unplugged a fuse while the car was on while i was tinkering with the foglight mod. then my srs light came on. i guess the dealer wont cover this to reset my light right
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I got my car detailed once and the guy removed the seats to shampoo the carpet. When I picked up the car the SRS light was on I took it to my friend at the dealer and he plugged into the computer and reset it...havent had an issue since....(knock on woodgrain...lol)
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try reseting it

Resetting SRS light
*If after you reset the light it comes back on BRING TO THE DEALER to be serviced*
http://geocities.com/myintegra96/srs.html
Try this .......as it actually worked for me on our 2000 TL. It takes a bit of finess getting it right, may take a few trys !
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After replacing a marker light bulb on my 04 CR-V the SRS light came on. I reset it and it came back. It stopped coming back after the third time.

On my 01 CL S sometimes if I put on my seat belt a while moving it comes on. It resets and stays off until next time (usually a few months later)
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do the reset method yourself- if that doesnt cure it- you have an actual SRS issue
The extended warranty numbers I stated are USA cars-
cannot say about Canada- you guys have to check with your dealer network
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today the SRS came on, what to do?
Drive it into a wall and see if your airbags still work. If they dont, your SRS module needs to be replaced

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JK....its late and I couldn't resist

Hopefully its covered under warranty if its broken...my dealer tried to stiff me. They failed.
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according to the acura service managers on here- bring it in!!
there is a 99.99% chance it is covered by the extended warranty

We also have a seat belt tensioner warranty- if yours doesnt retract by itself, take it in.
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Originally Posted by 01tl4tl View Post
according to the acura service managers on here- bring it in!!
there is a 99.99% chance it is covered by the extended warranty

We also have a seat belt tensioner warranty- if yours doesnt retract by itself, take it in.
Here in Canada it could be different. I called the dealership today and they said no warrenty without even checking anything. I am the second owner so I dont know if it has extended warrenty or not and or if it applies to me.
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Originally Posted by spoka View Post
try reseting it

Resetting SRS light
*If after you reset the light it comes back on BRING TO THE DEALER to be serviced*
http://geocities.com/myintegra96/srs.html
Where exactly would this wire be on a 2000 TL ?
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Where exactly would this wire be on a 2000 TL ?
drivers side fuse panel on the back side. If you search the forum a little bit you will find posts with pictures
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My srs light came on after a slow crank. The dealer expected it to be a seat belt issue, but a low voltage battery appears to have been the cause. For $100 a new battery and the light reset.
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As far as the reset, go back up and check out the link that Spoka posted. That link breaks it down nicely. Hopefully mine stays off. Thanks Spoka.

Just one little side note to make it easier for some. On that page, half way down, where it says Honda Accord and CL's only, that pic is also accurate for my 00tl.

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I finally had time to reset the light and it worked now hopefully it stays off. Thank you for posting that link.
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sensor problem

hello everyone for the last few months it seems like most of th lights on my dash is on.abs,srs,(!)what ever that is and and i think the other one is vsa it comes on and off when ever it feels like.can someone help)thanks.
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sensor problem
hello everyone for the last few months it seems like most of th lights on my dash is on.abs,srs,(!)what ever that is and and i think the other one is vsa it comes on and off when ever it feels like.can someone help)thanks.
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Originally Posted by 01tl4tl View Post
its NOT a recall-
It is extended 10 year 150k mile SRS warranty that covers 5 of 6 parts in the system where it may fail- covers 99.99 of the customers it happens too

IF you did any electrical work at all, so much as unplug a connector somewhere under the seat or engine area, follow the reset link above

IF you have not done anything take it to the dealer ASAP
We are talking about the RED SRS light staying on- means Airbags are all off

Seafoam and CEL is usually failure to do good warm up and hot foot blowout drive after- Some crud gets on the O2 sensor and throws a CEL- Will burn off in a day or 2 and Clear itself
Follow the newest seafoam directions using the vac port at the TB housing- not the hose on the fenderwell driver side
. Could you help me identify where that hose would be on my car? I have a 2002 acuraTLS. 3.2





Pic taken from drivers side
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