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macmuffen, 2.3L 4 Cylinder, Fremont, CA, April 02, 2009, 22:20
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a few months ago my srs dashlight came on and wont go off i checked some websites and found one that tells you how to jumper the switch to reset this but i have this vision of something going very wrong and the air bags deploying. is there a way to do this yourself with out the dealer since money is tight right now i am sure it just needs reseting, this is the website with the info http://www.geocities.com/myintegra96/srs.html

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, April 03, 2009, 08:28
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    Write down your Vehicle Identification number (VIN#) you will find it on your pink slip or on the lower driver's corner of the dash looking in through the windscreen and also on the driver's door jamb. Call your Honda dealer and ask them if any recall was done on your car regarding the Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS). There is also a recall on the passenger side airbag. The National Highway and Transport Safety Authority issued a bulletin 02V080000. Call more than one dealer or even Honda North America sometimes service writers deny or don't know about the recalls and bulletins, maybe you can get this fixed for free.
    There is a procedure for resetting the SRS light using the connection under the driver's side of the dash but it explicitly says not to use a jumper wire to reset the SRS module so I wouldn't try resetting the light. Call the dealer and or Honda NA customer service and see if they honor any warentee despite the car being nine years old.

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    April 09, 2009, 17:36
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    I also have a 2000 accord with the srs light always on. I tried the jumper method and did not work.I took it to the dealer and they scanned it as a faulty drivers seatbelt. They told me honda has extended the warranty to I think 240000kms we have 312000 part is on order. good luck.

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    August 21, 2009, 11:59
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    I also have a 2000 Accord V6 with 182,000 plus miles. The SRS light came on out of nowhere one day. Took it to the dealer and they're going to replace the seat belt buckle or something to that effect, free of charge. So, my suggestion is to just take it to your nearest dealer and they should correct the problem free of charge. I believe as someone else wrote, there is a recall about it.

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    macmuffen, August 25, 2009, 23:55
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    Thanks Everyone!!!!!!!!!
    Took it to the dealer and they replaced the front drivers seatbelt latch

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    October 08, 2009, 12:48
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    I also own a 200 Honda Accord with 160K+ miles on it. The SRS light came on. I took it to the dealer today and they said the problem was with the Occupant Position Detection System. This is the system Honda uses to detect the size/weight of the person in the passenger seat to avoid airbag deployment when small statured people are in the front seat.
    He said that when a malfunction in this system occurs, the default is for the entire airbag system to go inactive, on both the driver and passenger side. So I had been driving with no airbags.
    I had expected the visit to cost $88. However, it cost me $1,001.00 to fix the OPDS. Not including tax.
    This seems excessive. Does anyone have any thoughts?

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