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I bought a 03 Honda accord that had been in an accident they

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I bought a 03 Honda accord that had been in an accident they replaced the passengers airbag but not passengers restraint or module but I can bring a code 12-1 from my scanner but when I turn the key to on positionthe airbag light doesn't come on at all where to check from here already tried resetting
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Honda
Expert:  Greg replied 11 months ago.


Is this code in new codes or history codes .

If in history codes you need to go into history codes and clear it .

As long as the Airbag light is out system is active .

Go into Airbag live data stream and check that all system are active .

Also go into active test and check that the light will switch on by command .

Just to check that the system is working correctly .

Still having issue please get back to me with the reply button and then we can see what more we can test

Kind regards Greg

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I cant get the airbag to come on at all I only have a genyiss scanner ill bring home snap on one from work tomorrow it keeps coming up on scanner 12-1 open/increas3ed resistance in rf air bag first inflator when the right front airbag went of the fella said and he replaced it but I was told you have to replace seat belt and module also are they things I can get second hand or nwould new be the way to go or do you thinki need them I just don't know what they did ive never had a airbag light not come on at all is that possible if module is fried
Expert:  Greg replied 11 months ago.

Yes this is true if the seat belts did activated on impact .

On side accident some do not activate so belts will not need replacing .but modules should be replaced or reset at a repair shop for ECM,SRS modules .

This is why you may sill have this code after all parts being replaced .

Rgds Greg

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
ill get parts for this weekend and cani used seat belt from auto wreckers and module if air bags haven't gone off
Expert:  Greg replied 11 months ago.

yes but may need programming .