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  • HLR2B941 Oct 09, 2008

    Thanks very much for your help with both of my questions (the SRS light and Timing Chain). I have to find my manual and hopefully I'll have a timing chain, and not a belt, as that doesn't need to be replaced. The car is 11 now (I was told it could be a '97 or '98 since I bought it in July?) and needs a little more TLC as we go forward. I wish the air conditioner could keep up with the Florida heat. I've had it checked but there's nothing wrong. Just old and tired I guess. Again, thanks very much for taking the time to help me out.

  • hondawho Oct 13, 2008

    My 97 Civic EX had the same issue. SRS light came on & I took it to a local shop to see what was wrong. They couldn't pull the codes & said to take it to a Honda dealership for service. Took it to a second local shop specializing in Hondas. They couldn't pull the codes either. Finally took it to the Honda dealership. They couldn't pull the codes. They replaced the SRS control unit ($500+) and still couldn't pull the codes. Turns out that my alternator was putting out 16 amps and had blown the SRS control unit. They replaced the alternator ($450+) and the SRS indicator light went off! Turns out that the alternator was the issue the whole time.

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The SRS light refers to your airbags. You can try reseting the light by going to the webpage that I will give you. If it comes back on after you reset it then there is a problem with your SRS system and you will need to have it diagnosed as your airbags will not function when the light is on. Here is the website:

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SRS Light Honda civic 1997 5 Door Can Anyone please tell me how do i Reset the srs light or will the car have to go in for a Diagnostic

Hello! when the light comes on it means the air beg system has a fsult and, in an accident, the bags will not deploy...very unsafe situation...Typically, one or more of these DTCs will be set: SRS DTC 15-1 (faulty OPDS unit or OPDS not initialized)... SRS DTC 15-2 (faulty side airbag indicator circuit)... SRS DTC 15-3 (faulty OPDS sensor)...To ensure continued reliability with the OPDS: American Honda is extending the warranty on the OPDS unit and the OPDS sensor to 10 years or150,000 miles, whichever occurs will need to take the car to the dealer to have it checked to see if this is the problem that is causing the light to come on, there should not be a charge to check it if it is the condition that is covered by the extended warranty. It takes about 3 minutes to determine if the light is on for the OPDS or if it is some other cause. If it is caused by something else then the dealer will want to charge you for further diagnosis. At that point you can say 'no' if you don't want to go any guess is it will be covered under the extended warranty.. Also, it is not a fuse and the airbags will not go off when the light SRS light is on; whenever the SRS light is on the airbag system is disabled. Unless you have the special tool, you can't just turn the light off; even if you did, it would come back on the next time you drove the car...Guru....saailer

Sep 28, 2011 | 1997 Honda Civic

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Battery was low and put in new battery,problem SRC Light stays on how can I reset the SRC light?

I'm guessing you mean the SRS light, yes. When you have a bad battery the battery voltage can drop below 10 volts. The SRS unit detects this voltage loss and set a DTC (diagnostic trouble code) for an internal SRS unit failure. You have to erase the DTC memory. You'll need an SCS service connector tool (P/N 07PAZ-0010100) You can order one from your local honda dealer. Don't worry its not more than $10. Then you'll have to find the MES 2pin connector located in the upper right hand corner of the drivers underdash fuse box. It can be gray, green or yellow in color. 1.)Turn the ignition switch off. 2.)Unplug the MES connector from the fuse box and plug your SCS special tool into the MES connector. 3.) Turn the ignition switch on. 4.) The (red) SRS light in the dash will come on for 6 seconds and then go off. Remove the SCS tool from the MES (2P) connector within 4 sec. after the SRS light went off. 5.) The SRS light comes on again. Reconnect the SCS tool to the MES (2P) connector within 4 seconds after the SRS light came on. 6.) The SRS light goes off. Remove the SCS tool from the MES (2P) connector within 4 sec. 7.) The SRS light indicates that the memory is erased by blinking twice. 8.) Turn the ignition switch off and wait ten seconds. You may have to do this procedure a few time to get the steps correct. If this sounds to complicated I'm sure your local Honda dealer would be happy to reset the light for you for no charge. Just let them know that the battery was recently replaced and you think that the SRS light came on due to low battery voltage. -Hope this helps:)

Jan 13, 2010 | 1997 Honda Civic

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Whats does it mean when the SRS lights up?

SRS stands for Supplimental Restraint System. It's a fancy term for the airbag system. If the airbags have not actually been deployed in a crash, the indicator can be triggered if you turn on the ignition with part of the SRS system disconnected (for instance if you removed a seat and disconnected the wiring harness underneath), or if a component has failed.

Dec 16, 2009 | 1998 Honda Civic

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What does it mean when the "srs" light is on?

This refers to your cars air bag (supplemental restraint system), and indicates (when lighted) that there is a problem with the system. The light will go on briefly when the car is started, this is normal, and serves as a check that the light is operating properly. If it remains on, it indicates a problem, and the system should be checked asap, as it may not work if the car is involved in an accident.

Dec 01, 2009 | 1997 Honda Civic

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Srs light

Well thats one of two things. First the srs light stands for Supplemental Restraint System or in otherwords the airbag system now the light being on could be because its due for a maintance check up or there could be a problem with the system

Apr 25, 2009 | 1994 Honda Civic

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SRS light on my dash board of 94 honda civic ??

Try his from someone that had the same problem...
"I have the same SRS light problem. Comes on when I start the car and stays on the whole time. I called American Honda (1-800-999-1009) and gave them my VIN number. Apparently there is a warranty extension: 10 yrs or 157,500 miles, whichever comes first on the OPDS (occupant position detector sensor) unit or OPDS sensor which can cause the SRS light to come on. Going to take it to a Honda dealer next week. If that is the problem then it will be fixed for free. If not I have to pay for the diagnosis fee which is about $100 and then however much it cost to fix the problem."

Apr 21, 2009 | 1994 Honda Civic

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Srs light on for 2002 civic

I'm having the same problem, my SRS light is on too. Just so you know, I just got a thing in the mail from Honda for my 2001 Honda Civic DX Sedan for a recall on the airbag system (SRS is part of the same system as airbags, I think). Hope this gives you a bit more info!!

Apr 05, 2009 | 2002 Honda Civic

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Seat belt problem

if ur seatbelts are defective, it wont cost u anything. take it back to the dealer and tell them u want to have ur srs light looked at and trouble codes pulled. the seatbelts are lifetime warranty as long as the vehicle hasnt been in an accident

Apr 05, 2009 | 2008 Honda Civic

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I watched a video on resetting the airbag indicator for HONDA civic. It seems a simple thing to do. have a look at the video. It may be helpful. - 85k -

Oct 21, 2008 | 2002 Honda CR-V

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