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honda: hello , my SRS light is on what can i do about that

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hello , my SRS light is on what can i do about that ? what is it? and my check light is on too! thank you jill
Submitted: 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Ron Z. replied 1 year ago.
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When the SRS light is on, this is a problem in the "Supplimental Restraint System" (aka Air Bag system). Unfortunately, there are literally dozens of parts/sensors in the AirBag system, anything from an imapct sensor to a problem in the seat belts, and anything in between. There is no way to say "it's this..." without first obtaining the Diagnostic Trouble Codes. You will need to have a shop with a scan-tool that can read AirBag codes read them for you. These codes will serve as the starting point for the diagnosis, and will point to the faulty part/sensor. You can than make a more accurate and efficient diagnosis, and then the appropriate repair.

When the Check Engine light comes on, this is the on-board computer's way of telling you it sees a problem in one of the monitored systems. Unfortunately, there are literally 100's of parts and sensors monitored in various systems, and to take a "guess" as to which part/sensor in which system is faulty, is virtually impossible. However, if you are not experiencing any drivability issues such as skipping, stalling, shifting problems, etc, then more than likely, the problem is going to lie in the EVAP (emissions) system. Very commonly, this could be a faulty, loose or missing fuel cap or even putting fuel in while the vehicle is running. Check the cap for any cracks in the rubber o-ring on the underside. Check the fuel filler neck for any signs of chips or debris. Check under the vehicle, around the area of the fuel tank and the EVAP canister looking for any vacuum lines that have dry-rot cracks, holes or loose/missing connections. If these all check out, then the best thing to do at this point is to have the "p-codes" read from the on-board computer. These p-codes are what is used as a "starting point" for the diagnosis and will tell which part/sensor in which system has the fault. There isn't a Mechanic on the planet that can tell you what is wrong with the vehicle just by "looking" at the Engine Light. Every single Mechanic's first course of action WILL be to obtain the p-codes. Once you get these p-codes you can more accurately and efficiently diagnose the problem and then make the repair. You can have these p-codes read FREE (except in California) at any local "big chain" part store (ie. AutoZone, PepBoys, Advanced, etc). If you still need help after retrieving the codes, you can bring them here, and any of our Techs can walk you through the diagnostic procedure.
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