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Clearing Honda Accord SRS Codes

Q. Problem is the SRS light has stayed on since I had my mechanic change the alternator. I called Honda and they only say take it to the Honda dealer and they want to charge $70.00 to turn off the light! I saw your responses regarding this problem for other Honda models. In case there are any differences on how I deal with this problem on my Accord I want to check with you.

Clearing Honda Accord SRS Codes

Do I simply need to buy a SRS Service Connector and follow these instructions?

  • 1998 Honda Accord EX Coupe
  • 3.0 liter V-6
  • Automatic transmission
  • 77,000 miles

A. Here is the procedure.

How to Clear Diagnostic Trouble Codes Without Scan Tool (SCS Connector):

  1. Make sure the ignition switch is OFF.

    Clearing Honda Accord SRS Codes
    MES Connector

  1. Connect the SCS service connector (A) to the MES connector (2 pin) (B). Do not use a jumper wire.
  2. Turn the ignition switch ON).
  3. The SRS indicator light will come on for about six seconds, and then go off. Remove the SCS service connector from the MES connector (2 pin) within four seconds after the light goes off.
  4. The SRS indicator light will come on again. Reconnect the SCS service connector to the MES connector (2 pin) within four seconds after the light comes on.
  5. When the SRS indicator light goes off, remove the SCS service connector from the MES connector (2 pin) within four seconds .
  6. The SRS indicator light will blink two times indicating that the memory has been erased.
  7. Turn the ignition switch OFF, and wait for ten seconds.

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