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Normally when there is a fault in any system in the car, the appropriate light will come on and stay on. Almost sounds like the light is trying to stay on all the time but the bulb is loose?
One thing thats easy... try (with the car running and stationary) turning the steering wheel back and forth from lock to lock... see if this triggers the light. This would signify the clock spring, which is what transfers the SRS and horn wires to the steering wheel and still allows it to turn. This is one of the cheaper parts of the SRS system.
Almost any part in the SRS system is expensive... but normally life-saving, as mentioned.
My SRS light is on... and stays on. Bought the car, had a couple burned out bulbs for the gauge illumination, so I pulled the gauge cluster and noticed the SRS bulb was missing. So I put a new bulb in there, and sure enough, the light stays on. So someone removed the bulb, so when the car was sold the light was not on. Im working with a lawyer to see if anything can be done about this. Think if I got in a bad accident, air bags didnt go off and I was seriously injured (or front seat passenger). Then it was found that the SRS system was knowingly nonfunctional, but the light removed to hide it. Makes you wonder...
"Automotive Lighting Guru"
Last edited by Jared71482; 02-09-2007 at 04:00 AM.