A common myth about airbags is that they last forever. Airbags eventually need to be replaced, and if they deploy during an accident, they will need replaced even sooner. At My Auto Solutions, we provide customers with quality airbag module reset services in Buford, Georgia to remove, install, and reset faulty airbag modules. Below are some frequently asked questions about airbag module reset.
Why is My Airbag Light On?
When your car detects a malfunction within the airbag module, it disables the airbags and your airbag light will remain on or start flashing. The airbag light may indicate a problem with the airbags themselves, or with wiring, airbag sensors, or the computer. If your airbags have been deployed, the airbag module will need to be reset before it can properly function again.
While the airbag light is on, your airbags will not deploy in the case of an accident, so it is important to get your vehicle looked at right away to find out why your airbag light is on. An experienced technician can locate the exact problem and provide a solution with our expert airbag module reset services.
How Do I Reset My Airbag Module?
If your secondary restraint system (SRS) is disabled, you will need to reset your airbag module before the light can turn off, indicating the airbags are working properly. A scanner tool can be used to indicate the issue causing your airbag system to malfunction, and clear crash codes and hard data from the airbag computer system. After the airbag module is repaired and reinstalled, many vehicles will sense that there is no longer an issue, and the light will go off.
Why is My Airbag Light Still On After Being Reset?
Airbag module reset clears error codes from the computer system. If your airbag light has remained on after being reset, your car is still sensing a problem within the airbag module. In this case, you will need to see an auto technician to repair the damaged parts before your SRS system can start working properly again.
What Needs To Be Replaced After Airbags Have Deployed?
If your airbags have deployed during an accident, your airbags will need to be replaced, and your airbag control module will need to be replaced or reprogrammed. If the clockspring or any impact sensors were melted or damaged during the collision, they will also need to be replaced for the airbag module to reset and start working properly. It is recommended that a licensed technician replace damaged or deployed airbags to ensure proper care for safety on the road. My Auto Solutions offers airbag module reset that returns your vehicle to factory settings, rather than paying expensive dealership costs to replace existing airbag modules.
How Do I Disconnect the Airbag Control Module?
Before disconnecting the airbag control unit, it is important to disconnect the car’s battery. Disconnecting the airbag unit from the harness without unplugging the battery may trigger the airbags to deploy or may cause damage to the computer system. After disconnecting the positive battery cable, you should wait three minutes before removing the computer module. Once the SRS system is unplugged from the harness wiring plugs, you can safely remove and reset your airbag module.
My Airbags Did Not Deploy During An Accident: Are They Broken?
If your airbag light disappears after starting your car, your airbags should be working properly. Airbags do not deploy during every accident, and the airbag module and impact sensors work together to determine which accidents will trigger airbag deployment. Your car takes speed, occupancy sensors, and accident direction into account when your vehicle is involved in an accident.
If your car has not reached a certain speed, usually between 8-14 mph, your airbags will not deploy to avoid injuring drivers or passengers during a low-speed crash. If your passenger seat does not detect the weight of an adult, your passenger airbag will not deploy. Airbags also consider the direction of the crash through impact sensors. In the case of your vehicle being struck from the side, side airbags may deploy while frontal airbags will remain intact.