SRS code extraction method on 2001 Honda Civic

SRS light was on. I cleared the codes. Light went off until I started driving. The code reset. There is a problem. How do I extract the code to locate the problem?

by in Williamstown, NJ on January 27, 2009
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3 answers 2 comments
ANSWER by , January 27, 2009
Sorry I will reply tomorrow!
COMMENT by , January 28, 2009
There is a scan tool required to "read" the trouble codes stored in your car's brake computer. The scan tool connects to a connector under the drivers side of the dash. I was told turning the ignition key on and off to the second position (not the run position twenty times in quick succession it will "turn off" the ABS light, but if the car does in fact have a fault the light will come back on perhaps even immediately. Most common failure is a wheel speed sensor.
ANSWER by , February 27, 2010
ANSWER by , April 18, 2010
Its not abs its SRS which stands for supplemental restraint system fancy wording for Airbags use a scan tool to get codes stored then diag based on the code description or take to a qualified shop for repair,most times when airbag system sees a fault and light comes on it will keep airbags from deploying until fault is fixed which means if your in an accident good luck because your airbags may not operate properly. I recommend getting fixed ASAP ,most scan tools will get the code but only trained people in these areas understand them and proper way to repair them, its worth paying the extra money for a major safety item and peace of mind
COMMENT by , April 19, 2010
There are two lights on dash. SRS and Side Airbag. I took the car to Honda. The ODP switch was bad. Covered under warranty. Thanks for your help. RDele