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The airbag sign is turned on on my 2007 CR-V. The car has never met with any accidents. The passenger airbag sign shows it's working (at least it doesn't show the passenger airbag as "OFF"). The Honda dealer suggested I get a diagnostic for $120, which I cannot afford as a student. Does any one have any suggestion on how to fix the problem? Also, shouldn't anything related to airbag get free service from Honda? TIA!
 

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Honda: How to Reset the SRS Light
The SRS light may indicate a problem with a sensor in the steering wheel, seat, or onboard computer. But even if you discover the reason for the problem, the light does not reset itself. Learn how to do so here.

By Richard Bowen - March 12, 2015
This article applies to the Honda Accord (1990-2002) and Honda Civic/Del Sol (1992-2000).
The secondary restraint system, or SRS, is a safety system in your Honda that controls the airbags, among other things. You would imagine that when the SRS light comes on, that it would be a big deal and need to be checked out immediately. That's partially true; however, having the SRS light come on during Honda ownership is almost an expected thing. Having the SRS light come on is so common that the original owner's manual actually gives a briefing on how to reset it. To do so, you will be "shorting" the system in order to reset the light.
Honda How to Reset the SRS Light





Materials Needed
  • Insulated piece of wire, SCS service connector, or paperclip
Step 1 – Locate the MES
Locate the MES (Memory Erase Signal) connector. It is below the dashboard on the driver’s side of the car plugged into a panel (there is no electrical connection).
MES Memory Erase Signal connector





Figure 1. MES location under the dash.Step 2 – Short the MES
In this step, you will internally make the connection in the plug to “short” it. With the engine ignition off, connect both sides of the plug with a shorting wire, such as an SCS service connector, an insulated piece of wire, or a paper clip.
MES Memory Erase Signal connector

Figure 2. MES connector with "short" wire.
Step 3 – Cycle the ignition
  • With this connection made, turn the ignition key to the "on" position (do not start the engine). The SRS will illuminate for two seconds, then turn off. When the light turns off, disconnect the shorting wire to un-short the circuit.
  • The SRS light will turn on again. When it does, reconnect the shorting wire. The SRS light will turn off. Disconnect the shorting wire. The SRS light will blink twice indicating the SRS system and the light are reset.
Pro Tip
If this procedure is followed correctly and the light remains on, then there may be an actual issue with the SRS system. In this case, it is advised to bring the vehicle to the dealership, where the trouble code can be identified and the issue repaired.
 

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Just something I noticed in the article that @fishycomics posted. It says:
"This article applies to the Honda Accord (1990-2002) and Honda Civic/Del Sol (1992-2000)".

The OP has a 2007 CR-V.

I do not know if the info applies to all Hondas, and specifically to the poster's 2007 CR-V. :unsure:

I'm sure that others who are more familiar with the 2007 CR-V will have some advice here.
 

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The airbag sign is turned on on my 2007 CR-V. The car has never met with any accidents. The passenger airbag sign shows it's working (at least it doesn't show the passenger airbag as "OFF"). The Honda dealer suggested I get a diagnostic for $120, which I cannot afford as a student. Does any one have any suggestion on how to fix the problem? Also, shouldn't anything related to airbag get free service from Honda? TIA!
This is not the sort of thing an inexpensive scanner can do.
I know the auto parts stores will read codes for you, but I don't know if they have scanners that can read the SRS codes.
My Blue Driver will read and reset such codes, not sure about others.
But if there's an actual problem a dealer might be your only option.
I'm not sure about the SRS warranties, but you might find that the "fix" is free but the diagnosis still costs money.
If you do investigate this yourself, be VERY careful doing anything around air bags.
 
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The airbag sign is turned on on my 2007 CR-V. The car has never met with any accidents. The passenger airbag sign shows it's working (at least it doesn't show the passenger airbag as "OFF"). The Honda dealer suggested I get a diagnostic for $120, which I cannot afford as a student. Does any one have any suggestion on how to fix the problem? Also, shouldn't anything related to airbag get free service from Honda? TIA!
You'll need to get the code scanned.

I don't understand all tne nonsense posted above regarding "resetting" the SRS system. Don't let all that confuse you right now--it's irrelevant, and not standard procedure when troubleshooting SRS codes. There's a fault somewhere that needs to be detected. A scan will tell you which component is malfunctioning.

I don't know if the scanners at the auto parts stores are advanced enough, but they might be worth a try. (Some scanners can only show engine and transmission codes. Others can read the ABS codes, SRS codes, and even codes issued by the body's MICU system.)

The SRS system includes all of the restraint components in the car, not just the airbags, so it can also include your seat belt systems.

And based on that, I can tell you that the most common issue I've seen with the SRS light? A dirty or worn out seat belt buckle on the driver's seat. I have two Hondas right now with that issue. Honda I believe only has a lifetime warranty for the seat belt system up to 2005 or so. I can tell you from driving the Civic for a few years now with the error that it should be fixed, but the error will not prevent your airbags from deploying if needed.
 
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