I have an 2001 Acura RL 3.5 with 75,000 miles. I am the only owner and the automobile has never been in a crash or collision. I have had the SRS light come on several times and now the Dealer says that it is an airbag signal problem will cost me over $2,100 to diagnose the problem and replace the loom.
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Re: 2001Acura RL 3.5 SRS problems
As you already know The Supplemental Restraint System (or SRS) is the system that controls
your airbags. Unfortunately, there are MANY things that trigger this
annoying light, and to making it go away can cause plenty of headaches.
Things that can cause the SRS light to turn on include:
Letting battery drain too low
Unplugging the car’s battery
Removing the gauge cluster/installing aftermarket gauges
G-Force sensors that are under each of the front fenders ($250.00 each)
Bad clock spring (located inside your steering wheel)
Bad reverse light switch on transmission
Car was in an accident (which is not the problem in your case)
To fix this problem, some have gone to the dealership to have the SRS
computer reset. Unfortunately, this costs somewhere around $70.00.....
Another option is to invest in a OBD2 Code Reader US $32.94+ on ebay most of the time the cause of this light is something simple like changing out the battery. but that could have set the code off if you reset the computer this will shut the light off and the system will be fine and save yourself a couple of grand
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will also Erase or Reset the Check Engine light. this should tell you wich sensors are out or giving a faulty signal if you do not wish to invest in an obd2 code reader call you local autozone or advance auto parts and ask if they do free obd2 readings most do and they sell the parts you are most likely going to need I hope this helps ...............good luck
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This service light comes on every 5000 miles and remind you of an oil change , after oil change has been done , the light suppose to be reset.
The scheduled services performed according to Maintanence Schedule , up on exeeded mileage.(usualy comes as separate booklet or as a part of owner manual book).
The SRS computer needs to be reset, if you dont have a repair manual i would first suggest finding one for each car. The basic principal is that you jumper the diagnostic plug (under the glove box in the RL). The next step I believe is that you must depress the TCS button, then while holding it down you turn the key to on, continue to hold the TCS button for 15 sec and then let off. The check engine light should then blink really quick a few times and that means its reset. Im reciting this from memory so dont quote me on it. I have done it before for the RL but not the integra, id really suggest finding a repair manual though.