The instrument cluster is one of the things that drivers constantly look at when driving a car. It displays everything from the gas gauge to the temperature to even the functionality of the airbags. One of the most annoying things that can happen to an instrument cluster is having one of the lights turn on and stay on. The immediate reaction of most drivers is to find out what is causing the light to turn on and then proceed in fixing it. That is how it should be. Below I will explain what you should do to turn off your airbag light if you find it lights up on your speedometer.
To begin with, when you see the airbag light turn on, you should know what the light indicates. An airbag light means that something is wrong with your supplemental restraint system, or SRS. The SRS warning may arise due to a faulty seat belt switch, a defective crash sensor, or a damaged clock spring.
There is no reason to panic, as it is quite simple to turn off the airbag light. First, you should bring your car to a local automotive shop and have the mechanic diagnose the SRS airbag module computer crash codes. They will be able to find the exact reason for the codes and what repairs you should proceed with. You also have the option of buying your scanning tool so that you don’t have to pay a mechanic to do it for you. The actual resetting of the SRS airbag control module is something you can do on your own too. You just want to make sure to have the proper software and tools for the job. Any instructions you need to reset the unit can be easily found online. The great thing is that you don’t have to spend thousands of dollars to get a brand new module at the dealer by going this route. However, if you don’t trust in your abilities to repair such a key component in your vehicle, and still don’t want to pay the steep prices at the dealer, you can send your module into the company Safety Restore.