A160 Passenger SRS Light

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andyrox

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Hi, my colleague has a 2002 A160 and recently while driving earlier this week, her dog jumped under the passenger seat. A few seconds later the airbag light (that indicates that a child seat is fitted so the passenger airbag is off) came on, and the SRS light.

She took it to a local garage (but didn't tell them about the dog) and they said it would be £400 to fix. They blinded her with science about it so she can't remember what they said, but she can't afford that right now so she's going to collect the car off them.

I've offered to have a look under the seat - I expect the dog has pulled a sensor wire out or something. Any advice on what to look for? And if I find it's a disconnected wire and fix it, will this reset the SRS light or will she need to get it reset by a code scanner at by a garage? I have an OBD2 scanner but it's for a BMW so I doubt that will help.

Any help appreciated.

Andy

 
Yes there are various connectors under there... the canine has just unhooked one of the wires or of course broken the wiring. there are two things on the seats.. one is the seat belt buckle wire and the other is the seat pad sensor wire.

Just have a root around and see if anything is out of place.
 
It will be the yellow connector come undone and the SRS doesn't require a reset after the system is back in action.

Of course your friend realises the dog should be in the boot..
 
Thanks, that's great. Will have a look tomorrow then and let you know how i get on.

Andy
 
Dog had chewed through the cables going to the red connector at the front. Repaired the cables, 30 minute job, all sorted!

Thanks for the advice.

(But what a bunch of scumbags, £400 for that??? Apparently they went on about "reprogramming the system" too. And they claimed they don't accept credit cards. Grrrr....)

Andy
 
I'm not old enough to know whether in the 'good old days' workmen were more honest or if today, with easy communication, we just hear more stories about customers being ripped-off.

Either way it's good to hear you fixed the problem quickly and cheaply. Without this forum there would be many poorer MB owners out there!
 
Dog had chewed through the cables going to the red connector at the front. Repaired the cables, 30 minute job, all sorted!

Thanks for the advice.

(But what a bunch of scumbags, £400 for that??? Apparently they went on about "reprogramming the system" too. And they claimed they don't accept credit cards. Grrrr....)

Andy

It was £50 for the repair, £350 to put the dog down..
 

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