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steve 7/7/2017

2000 Mitsubishi Mirage DE 4 Cyl 1.80L

Preventive Maintenance

srs light goes on and off and on

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Jimm 7/7/2017

Unfortunately disconnecting the battery is not sufficient for clearing an SRS code. SRS codes are retained indefinitely, and must be manually cleared with an SRS capable scan tool. Further, simply repairing the fault will not cause the light to go out either. Even if the originating problem is corrected, a scan tool is still required to clear the SRS light.

With the light staying on/flashing, you will first want to verify that there are no outstanding failures in the system by clearing the light with the scan tool and seeing if it returns (it should return nearly immediately if a problem is still present). If the light does not return, the problem was repaired and you can go about your business; if the light returns, you will need to scan the system again and see what codes come back, then diagnose the indicated components, repair as needed, and clear the codes again.


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