Question about 2002 Honda Accord

3 Answers

SRS LIGHT STAYS ON

EVERYTHING ELSE WORKS JUST FINE

Posted by on

  • rmallla Jan 27, 2009

    I also have same problem in my Honda Accord 2002. Please suggest me to solve this. If I go to Honda Dealer how much they charge?

×

3 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 1,498 Answers

@Maps
What you suggest is scary since it can cause premature deployment of an airbag.

Click here for Precautions when handling airbags'

@RMallla & CMDiaz,

Hi there,

It was hard to trackyou down. Thank you for the compliments, I will do my bestto live up to them. I also like to receive Fixya ratings. So I alwaystry to do my best. The answer to your problem is going to be a jointeffort. For part of it, I'm going to have another Expert help you. ThenI'll finish.

This is a serious subject, so I'm going to provide as much info as possible. So please be patient with the overwhelm.

Mymain experience in handling Airbags was the extraction of them at awrecking yard for resale. Specifically the safe handling of undeployedairbags AFTER a crash. In the 15 months I was at this location, Ipulled well over three hundred of them with zero accidental deployments.

Click herefor precautions to take when handling, working with on or near airbagsystems. I supply these as a cautionary bit of advice for anyone whomight be working near these systems.

The problem you aredescribing is a coming from what is commonly referred to as the DERM(Diagnostic/Energy Reserve Module). To be honest, I'm not sure whatHonda calls their version of the DERM. For lack of a better term, callit the Brain Module.

The brain makes sure your system is inworking order, receives sensor info and holds a charge that deploys theairbags even if the battery gets destroyed in a crash. That charge why even a car without a battery can still deploy an airbag by surprise.

Every time you start your vehicle, this module performs system diagnostics(indicated when your SRS light blinks). After a successful diagnostic,the SRS light goes out. When it stays on, that means there is a fault.

Nowhere is the area I'm weak in. The fault the brain module found is heldin storage. As you may imagine, running diagnostics on wrecked vehicleswasn't a top priority. As such, I can't advise you on the next step youneed to take, which is how to retrieve these codes. They will indicatethe type of fault and where it is in the system.

I'm not sureif your Honda has an ODBII diagnostic option or if system error codesare retrieved via another route. For this, I would have to refer youback to Toyota Ed.

Click here for his profile, then click the 'AskMe' button under that Gold Star.

I can tell you that in 2004, the price ofindividual airbags was usually over $500.00. Airbag sets and the brainfrom a single vehicle was over $1,000.00

While the dealershipcan definitely fix it, the cost could approach $1,000.00. We, here atFixYa consider that to be a solution of the last resort.

So, I hope this helps, but I must hand this problem back to Toyota Ed temporarily in order to get those codes.

I'll be waiting when they are retrieved.
Mike

Posted on Feb 02, 2009

  • Justin Case
    Justin Case Feb 03, 2009

    Update,

    What you need to do is hit an auto parts store that performs ODB2 diagnostics. This is usually performed free of charge (in the hope that you will buy something). The diagnostics will be a series of numbers.

    You need to get me those codes so we can decipher them. They will point to the fault in the system.

    Thanks,
    Mike


×

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 2 Answers

You need to check out this site: http://www.geocities.com/myintegra96/srs.html

Get down on the floor of the driver side on your back and look under the steering wheel towards the door (basically the inner side of the fuse box) and find the smaller yellow connector and unplug it (it isn't really plugged into anything, just kind of snapped into the console so it doesn't move around). Use a pair of needle nose pliers to pull it out.There is a nice pic in the link above. Don't pull the big yellow one, make sure it is the SMALL yellow connector.

For the connection, I went to Lowes and bought a set of green grounding wires for like $3. You could use 2 paperclips, but they don't fit well into the yellow connector. The grounding wires have a U on the end of them, kind of like a tuning fork. Plug one of the tines of one of the grounding wires into one of the ports on the small yellow connector, and plug one of the tines of the other grounding wire into the other port on the small yellow connector. Then you just need to touch them together creating the circuit and follow the procedure outlined in the link above.

It works, but if there is a real problem with the SRS module it will come back on. I honestly don't care. I plan on repeating this procedure so I don't go crazy seeing the red light on the dash. As I get closer to my car inspection I will leave the light on and then reset it the day I go to the inspection so I can get thru it without getting rejected (hopefully this works!) It usually stays off for like a week or two then comes back on.

I had about 97,000 miles on my car and had had the timing belt and water pump replaced at the Honda dealership a few thousand miles earlier. Then one day the SRS light came on out of nowhere. So annoying. I keep the grounding wires in my car in case I ever have to do it when I am away from home. I've done the reset a few times now and it only takes me about 20 seconds to do it. It is scary the first time you do it b/c you are wondering if you are hurting your car, but if you follow the instructions you'll be fine.

Hope it works out for you.
-Mike

Posted on Jan 31, 2009

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 11 Answers

Most likely the seat belt buckle but you need to get the code first.

Posted on Dec 17, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

SRS light stays on


Problem with the SRS. Not a DIY repair. Take it to a professional. Working with the SRS, is very dangerous, so do not attempt this repair.

Oct 19, 2011 | 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee

1 Answer

What does SRS lit up on the dashboard mean. 1995 accord wagon.


the SRS stands for Supplemental Restraint System. Most people call it the air bags but the SRS system includes all of the sensors and control units for air bags, seat belt pre-tensioners and passenger detection systems on cars that are equiped with themeach time you start the car up the SRS control unit will do a self-test of the system to make sure all of the sensors are working properly. The SRS light will stay on while that test is conducted. If all is well and everything passes the on-board test the light will go out in about 7 seconds. If something is wrong the light will stay on.whenever a failure is detected for any reason,the SRS light is turned on and the system is shut off. The air bags will not be deployed when the SRS light is on.They call it a Supplemental Restraint System because your seat belts are your primary restraint system.

Mar 22, 2011 | Honda Accord Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

On the dashboard of my hunda cr-v, 2002 model, when i turn on the engine the letters SRS come on, stay for a few seconds and go off. I do not remember seeing this before. as i have no manul and bought the...


SRS-seatbelt response system, is a part of your airbag system and braking system, once you hit brakes very hard SRS makes sure that the belt is getting tight, in case of collision seatbelt gets stiff and the airbag blows up. SRS light coming on and staying for few seconds is fine as computer is checking the system, once it stays on or flashes you need top go to a garage as you might get a surprise blow in the face by the airbag.

Aug 26, 2010 | Honda CR-V Cars & Trucks

3 Answers

What does the red light on the bord with letters SRS means? It stays on for few seconds after I start the car (Honda accord 1995). Thank you


srs means secondary restraint system. e.g air bags and things like that. when it stays on for a few seconds its because it is doing a systems check. if the light stays on all the time then there is a problem. hope i helped.

Jan 28, 2010 | 1995 Honda Accord

3 Answers

What is the SRS light? I have 1996 honda accord


the SRS stands for Supplemental Restraint System. Most people call it the air bags but the SRS system includes all of the sensors and control units for air bags, seat belt pre-tensioners and passenger detection systems on cars that are equiped with them

each time you start the car up the SRS control unit will do a self-test of the system to make sure all of the sensors are working properly. The SRS light will stay on while that test is conducted. If all is well and everything passes the on-board test the light will go out in about 7 seconds. If something is wrong the light will stay on.

whenever a failure is detected for any reason,the SRS light is turned on and the system is shut off. The air bags will not be deployed when the SRS light is on.

They call it a Supplemental Restraint System because your seat belts are your primary restraint system.

hope that answers your question

Nov 05, 2009 | 1996 Honda Accord

1 Answer

SRS airbag light flashes 4 times and then stays on


u have to diagnose it to know the fault .
WARNING the airbag system doesn't work when SRS illuminates

Sep 15, 2009 | Pontiac Grand Prix Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

Srs light stays on ,in saab 1990 900s


I did not buy the car,the link you have sent me on your first email does not work

Jan 27, 2009 | 1995 Saab 900

1 Answer

The SRS light stay on


SRS stands for supplemental restraint system. You have a problem with the airbag system. The seat belts have sensors to let air bag module know if they are buckled. Could be a bad buckle seat belt will work fine .This may be a common problem is why they said seatbelt problem

Sep 05, 2008 | 2002 Honda CR-V

1 Answer

Srs


SRS stands for Supplemental Restraint System. It has to do with everything that is related to the airbags: Sensors, Control units, Seat Belt pre-tensioners and passenger detection systems (if your car has one). When the car is started, the system will go through a series of self-tests to make sure that the entire system is working properly. The SRS light will either flash during this test or remain on steadily during it. If there is one thing that failed at this test, the light will remain on and I understand that your airbags will not work while this light remains on. You need to have it checked at a dealer, but be prepared: it will cost some money to check it and that's before they discover if anything is wrong that caused the light to stay on in the first place.

Jul 09, 2008 | 1995 Honda Odyssey

Not finding what you are looking for?
2002 Honda Accord Logo

1,206 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Honda Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

61292 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

21949 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

6812 Answers

Are you a Honda Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...