How do you reset the SRS light on a 2001 Honda Accord?

Is there a way for me to reset the SRS light in my Accord without taking it to the shop? I just want it to go away but it’s not worth it to pay a bunch of money.

Here’s how to reset the SRS light in your 2001 Honda Accord, step by step.
  1. Bend a paperclip into a U shape. Find the MES connector under the driver’s side dashboard on the left. It is yellow.
  2. Make sure that your ignition is off. Perform the following steps rapidly. Do not wait more than 4 seconds to proceed to the next step.
  3. Holding onto the bottom of the U, insert the paperclip into the connector. (The paperclip has two tips, and the connector has two holes.)
  4. Keeping the paperclip in place, turn the ignition to the ON position.
  5. The SRS light will go off after a few seconds.
  6. Take the paperclip out. The light will come back on.
  7. Put the paperclip back in. The light will go off again.
  8. Take the paperclip out again. The SRS light should flash twice.
  9. Turn the ignition off. Wait several seconds.
  10. Start your car. The SRS light should come on briefly, then go off and stay off.
If your light comes on again, you should visit a mechanic to make sure you don’t have any issues with your airbags.
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Liz Jenson
Answered on Dec 17, 2021

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