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Old September 29th, 2010, 11:00 PM   #1
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Question HELP! Air Bag Light coming on..

Hey guys, I'm stuck with another dilema with my car.
It started about 4 days ago, the airbag light came on randomly when I was driving to school.
First a little history about the car.. it is salvage due to front end collision and yes, the air bags were deployed, the driver.
But I replaced everything with OEM parts and resets all the modules and it was working fine. (It's been about 2.5 months)
So you know when you turn on your car all the lights turn on but they all turn off in a sequence.
The airbag light turns off but will turn on SOMETIMES while driving.
What sucks is it is really unpredictable, such as sometimes it won't turn on at all during one trip or it will turn on the first 2 minutes or the last 2 minutes...
I tried to figure a pattern, maybe it was my subs blasting or the bumps on the road to set it off,
but I could not see any pattern at all. My guess is something is loose or off..
ANY HELP WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED!
Please.. mainly because I'm such tedious person with my cars and I have OCD
And it's driving me crazy!!!!!!!!!!!
LIGHT BE GONE!

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Omg!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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just so you know, there is no real way to "reset" the srs module as you have said. the srs unit MUST be replaced after any airbag deployment. trust me i have dealt with the issue awhile back and the only fix is to replace the srs unit. its about $300 from any honda dealership website.
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That same light comes on like once a month in my 03 sedan. It always seems like I have something in the passenger seat (other than a person) at the time. I am thinking (probably incorrectly) that it could be related to the OPDS system. When I turn the car off it doesn't come back on when I start the car again, until a few weeks later at some random time.

Oh and my car has never had an airbag deploy.
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Old September 30th, 2010, 06:44 AM   #5
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for 03 cars its the driverside buckle. Could be the same issue, Honda fixes it for free.
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for 03 cars its the driverside buckle. Could be the same issue, Honda fixes it for free.
Definitely willing to look into that, but if the buckle was malfunctioning wouldn't another light on the dash also tell me that I am not wearing a seatbelt at all?
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Old September 30th, 2010, 10:38 AM   #7
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Definitely willing to look into that, but if the buckle was malfunctioning wouldn't another light on the dash also tell me that I am not wearing a seatbelt at all?

Yeah I was thinking it was my seatbelt too.. but like he said if it was the seat belt? Wouldn't the light turn on too?
Is there any other factors that might cause the light to turn on.
I drove to school today with the light not turning on..
I'm so lost with this
And it wouldn't look good when I try to sell the car
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mines doin the same thing....another guy on the forum said to buckle the seatbelt before cranking the car and that has worked for me so far....maybe its worth a shot
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make sure your backpack is not on the passenger seat...
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mines doin the same thing....another guy on the forum said to buckle the seatbelt before cranking the car and that has worked for me so far....maybe its worth a shot

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make sure your backpack is not on the passenger seat...

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Old October 1st, 2010, 05:25 PM   #11
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it also turns on when your seat belt doesn't retract all the way... that's the issue that i have... lazy to replace it.
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I see..
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Old October 2nd, 2010, 09:17 PM   #13
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for 03 cars its the driverside buckle. Could be the same issue, Honda fixes it for free.

I was recently told by the stealership that if the belt buckle does not buckle then they will replace it for free...If its a electrical problem then they do not..Well if the belt is buckling and the switch is turning on the SRS light then its obviously electrical and they wont cover it. They said around 250 to fix..The part is 58 dollars..I replaced the belt and no problems since then
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I was recently told by the stealership that if the belt buckle does not buckle then they will replace it for free...If its a electrical problem then they do not..Well if the belt is buckling and the switch is turning on the SRS light then its obviously electrical and they wont cover it. They said around 250 to fix..The part is 58 dollars..I replaced the belt and no problems since then
Interesting. My dealer told me it would cover it because its a safety concern. If the light comes on it would disable the entire SRS system. Its kind of dumb that they won't do that part of the safety system under warranty. Maybe different dealers interpret the warranties differently.
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which dealer did you go to ryan?? i need to get mine fixed.
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Old October 3rd, 2010, 12:34 PM   #16
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Does anyone actually have a definite solution?
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Old October 3rd, 2010, 02:43 PM   #17
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Does anyone actually have a definite solution?
There is no "definite" solution in anyone's case.There could be many reasons for the light coming on. It needs to be diagnosed. All anyone can really say is that Honda and Acura have a known difficulty with drivers side seat belt buckles. Do a search and you will see how many people have this problem
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Old October 3rd, 2010, 04:17 PM   #18
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Yeah I know..
Even on my first 2004 Silver Coupe same issue..
Now for my 2nd 2007 Blk Coupe..
WHY HONDA!
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Old October 3rd, 2010, 09:12 PM   #19
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mine comes on too and haven't had any deployments of the bags no wrecks. I'm always worried the bag is going to deploy and **** me off
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for 03 cars its the driverside buckle. Could be the same issue, Honda fixes it for free.
yea honda fixes it for free, but they charge you a damn diagnostic fee first to even see if it's covered under warranty. If it is then the fee is waived, but if it's not part of the seatbelt restraint system, and it is electrical or the SRS system is failing, then you have to pay out of pocket. Complete bs, but non the less i need to do it soon.

they told me i need to leave the car with them for about 2 hrs so they can check it, then order it and have me come back at a later date. blah soooo bs, i'm getting tired of the Honda dealers in the east bay and their crap of a service department.

i get better service bringing my nsx and accord to an acura dealer than any honda dealer, but i did have crappy service at an acura dealer one time when i just pulled up in my accord looking for a quick oil change and they told me make an appointment a week in advance, whatever.....

i'm done with honda and acura.....they need to step their game up in the overall market of cars.
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Old October 3rd, 2010, 10:27 PM   #21
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mine comes on too and haven't had any deployments of the bags no wrecks. I'm always worried the bag is going to deploy and **** me off
lmao!
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on my 03 my air bag light stays on just about all the time but some days it is not on. Ive tried keeping bookbag and my police equipment off of my passenger seat thinking that was it but it still will stay on but my car has 90k on it now so i guess ill just have to live with it!
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Old June 18th, 2011, 05:13 PM   #23
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Sorry for the bump but I have/had the same issue. It never bothered me, but I'd like a solution.

I have a 2004 v6 coupe 6mt salvage title and the airbag was once deployed. 130k miles ago. hahah pretty much same as OP.
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I fixed it. It wasn't the airbags or module but.. he srs unit behind the steering wheel which deactivated the airbags. Bought a new one at the dealer for about $80 and replaced it. All problems are gone now
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Old June 20th, 2011, 08:06 PM   #25
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i have the same issue, sometimes it's on sometimes it's off. like 50-50 chances. it irrated me so much but i really didn't have time to deal with it, so i cut the airbag light wire and connected the airbag light to the same wire as check engine light. haha. it may sound stupid, but at least i don't have to deal with it till i have free time.
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Old June 21st, 2011, 12:14 AM   #26
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With the light on means something isn't working 100%
You shouldn't put your life in danger because you don't have time
If an accident happens you won't have anymore time at all.
Think about it
That is why i was so persistent on fixing it, because airbags do save your life.
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Old August 6th, 2011, 12:25 PM   #27
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Can anyone confirm if HONDA actually fixes this for free?

Also, I'm only getting this once in a while, sometimes it's not on at all.
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Honda will fix it for free. All Honda seatbelt or seatbelt related parts are lifetime warranty.

Common problem is the seatbelt buckle.
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Old August 7th, 2011, 12:21 AM   #29
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for 03 cars its the driverside buckle. Could be the same issue, Honda fixes it for free.
+1 if its a seatbelt malfunction then honda fixes it for free if not for a new airbag its pretty pricey just go find out on Monday hopefully its the seatbelt! And no there is no other light that comes on it happened to my buddies 02 CR-V last week
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Srs seat belt

I had the same problem here in Canada! The Dealership told me to pay up (700.00+). I looked on the web and I saw the recall notices also. There was no free coverage in Canada. What I did was to clean the front seat buckles with alcohol, problem solved. I later found out that my Wife had left one of the windows open and the moisture must have of triggered it.
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