Even though the airbag system is a relatively small portion of an overall vehicle, it plays a huge role in the overall functionality and safety of it. Many people know what airbags are but don’t know what the other different components of the system are and what they do. That is why it is important to learn about every component and what it is important for.
One of the main things that people find difficult to understand is why an airbag light stays on. This is a great thing to start with when learning about the airbag system. If you are facing this problem yourself, let me tell you what this might mean.
Typically, the airbag light turns on initially after an accident occurs. It tells you that you need to have your airbag system fixed, or else the airbags will not deploy in a future accident. As you can imagine, this can be very hazardous to your safety and should prevent you from delaying the repairs. An airbag light that stays on can also indicate an issue with your seat belt system.
To get rid of the airbag light you will want to have your SRS airbag module reset. This is a small unit that is typically located underneath the driver seat. You can remove the unit from your vehicle and then follow directions posted online to reset it yourself. All that needs to be purchased is the right software and tools. Of course, you also have the option of buying a brand new unit at the dealer. If you don’t want to spend all your money at the dealer but also don’t trust yourself in resetting the SRS airbag module yourself—you can send the unit to Safety Restore. Safety Restore will have it fixed and restored to factory settings.