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When you brought it to the dealer, did they retrieve diagnostic trouble codes for you? If they did, it would be helpful if you could give me the DTC(s). Your vehicle does fall under a warranty extension for the OPDS (occupant position detection system) unit. But as far as resetting the code, yes, you could do it yourself and I'll give you the procedure.
Turn the ignition switch ON (II).
The SRS indicator will come on for about 6 seconds, and then go off. Remove the SCS service connector from the MES connector within 4 seconds after the indicator goes off.
The SRS indicator will come on again. Reconnect the SCS service connector to the MES connector within 4 seconds after the indicator comes on.
When the SRS indicator goes off, remove the SCS service connector from the MES connector within 4 seconds.
The SRS indicator will blink two times indicating that the memory has been erased.
Turn the ignition switch OFF, and wait for 10 seconds.
Turn the ignition switch ON (II) again. The SRS is OK if the SRS indicator comes on for 6 seconds and then goes off.
**this procedure can be done with a jumper wire; it's just a little more tricky making sure you hit the contacts each time you plug and unplug.
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Well, that's an unfortunate stereotype. Even more unfortunate is that it's often true.
The codes are determined by the manufacturer and, depending on equipment, will mean the same thing from one model to the next. (eg; DTC 9-3 is a seat belt buckle switch fault, which is the same on Civics, Accords, CR-Vs, etc.)
If you wanted to, you could call the dealer and ask them to look in their files for the DTC for you. I know that we have to document pretty much everything that we find on every vehicle we work on. This way if the vehicle returns for the same problem, it comes back to the technician who did the work the first time. It shouldn't be a big deal.
If you were to perform the clearing procedure that I've provided you with, and the DTC returns, the SRS light will come back on. If it comes back on right away, you have a current fault and if it takes a little while, you have an intermittent fault.
If you'd like me to see if your vehicle is covered by the warranty extension, I could check that for you if you were to provide me with your VIN#.
Let me break it down as you've asked:
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