Contrary to popular belief, the dashboard SRS light CAN be reset without the need for a Rover dealer! All that is needed is a paperclip.
- Directly under the steering wheel, just under the bottom of the dashboard and above the pedals, there should be a wide grey connector.
- A few inches towards the driver's door from this, there should be a horizontal 2-pin yellow connector (with nothing connected to it).
- Bend the paperclip into a u-shape, and push the ends into the 2-pin yellow connector (shorting the pins).
- Turn on the ignition, and the SRS light should illuminate for a few seconds and then go out.
- Now pull out the paperclip (but not completely out), breaking the link.
- After a couple more seconds, the SRS light should illuminate again.
- Now push the paperclip back in, making the link again.
- After a couple of seconds, the SRS light should blink twice.
- Remove the paperclip, and then switch off the ignition.
That resets the SRS system and next time you start the car, the lamp should be off.
The above all needs to be carried out fairly quickly as you only get a few seconds between each step.
Because you can't see the yellow connector and the SRS light
at the same time, it's really a two-person job.
Obviously this only applies if there is no fault! If there is a fault, the light will illuminate again and will therefore need to be looked at by a Rover dealer.
This procedure is pretty tricky, but it is 100% correct.