Acura Legend Forum banner
1 - 9 of 9 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
231 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Recently my SRS was sort of flickering on and off, and its been steady on for about the past two weeks. I'm wondering if there's something wrong or there's just a wire loose somewhere. Does anybody know what the deal is? Is this something thats easy to fix?
 

·
EDM Honda Legend Coupe
Joined
·
4,471 Posts
It sounds like and could be...

- you have a problem in the "clock spring". The clock spring is the device inside of the center in the steering wheel that connects everything electrical on the wheel (Horn, Cruise control System and Airbag System) and still allows the wheel to turn.
If this car's airbag deployed sometime in the past, the clock spring may be ok or may be damaged. Or maybe when the car was rebuilt it just didn't get full plugged in everywhere.

- you have bad connections at the steering wheel. If you decide to do this yourself, make sure to follow the procedure step by step in the service manual before removing the wheel. Otherwise you'll end up with a loaded air bag in your face! (Autsch...)

ATTENTION!!!!!!!
============
BEFORE YOU UNPLUG OR PLUG IN ANY OF THE YELLOW PLUGS (SRS RELATED) FOLLOW THE MANUAL ON DISCONNECTING POWER FIRST. ALL SRS CABLES ARE YELLOW MARKED

Mike / Cologne
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
231 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
Well the clock spring sounds very possible... come to think of it, the light began to flash when I adjusted the steering wheel a few weeks ago... So I presume I just have to remove the wheel and make sure this is plugged in properly?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,106 Posts
Anytime you have an activated indicator lamp, the first step is to access for any stored codes. Why "guesstimate" when the self-diagnostic system will inform? Not knowing exactly what you did in "readjusting the steering wheel", I would suggest you seek the applicable pages from the HELM; ex. pages 17-22 to 17-25 in the 92 CPE Manual. If you do not own a HELM Service Manual specific to your vehicle, order one today. You require it for most DIY repairs.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
231 Posts
Discussion Starter · #5 ·
Yes I need the Helms manual... however it is $70... that would buy some door sills! Heh, I go by the Haynes manual and then use my imagination...heh. Maybe I can find a used helms somewhere...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,106 Posts
HurricaneLegend you need to prioritize your life!! You really can't just jump into the newer vehicles w/o using a manual. One DIY repair (correctly repaired) will have paid for the cost of the manual. The Chiltons and Haynes manuals are only good for reading in the W.C. (water closet).
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,448 Posts
Mike is referring to the cable reel assembly, which can become partially unplugged by your foot getting into the car and snagging the connector under the dash. I just talked to gslegend and suggested he check for loose connector rather than a $600 replacement.....turns out that's what it was....be careful when working around airbag and steering wheel. Accidental deployments hurt....disconnect BOTH battery connections before any work.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
49 Posts
SRS light

Hey guys!
I sort of have the same problem with my SRS light. Mine only comes on when I'm making a left turn, other than that, if I'm going straight or making right turn everything is fine. have any idea how to fix this problem?:confused:
 
1 - 9 of 9 Posts
Top