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How to reset your SRS light on your civic. This works for 99-00 Civic's as well as 2k1's. What is pictured is actually a 2k1 but the plug for the 99-00's are in the fuse box also, just on the other side of the column.
1st you need to either buy or make the "SCS Service Connector" #07PAZ-0010100 from H and A Accesories for $3.51. I used a speaker harness for an older Honda which you can buy at a local stereo shop such as Circuit City or Best Buy, and cut the wires and looped them together. You can also use a paperclip but that will make it a little more difficult because you have to connect it and disconnect it a few times quickly.
2nd you need to find the MES (Memory Erase Signal) connector which is pictured below: (Click to enlarge)
MES Plug in Fuse box.
It is a yellow connector with two wires in it that is plugged into the fuse box, unplug it and pull it down. Once you have done that you can begin the process of erasing the memory. NOTE: This will only reset your SRS System if what caused it to trigger has been fixed, Ex: turning the ignition on with any SRS Plugs disconnected, such as pulling your seat out.
1st step in erasing the memory is to turn the ignition off and connect the SCS Service connector to the MES Plug,
2nd Turn Ignition on. SRS indicator light will come on for about 6 seconds then go off.
3rd Disconnect SCS service connector for MES connector within 4 seconds after SRS indicator light goes off. SRS indicator light will come on again.
4th Reconnect SCS service connector the MES connector within 4 seconds after SRS light comes on. SRS indicator light will go off.
5th Disconnect SCS service connector from MES connector within 4 seconds. SRS indicator light will indicate that memory is erased by blinking 2 times.
6th Turn ignition off, and wait 10 seconds. Start vehicle like normal and light should come on and go out like normal. You have reset your SRS light, congrats.
If it does not work the first time try it again, the timing has to be perfect. My first time it took me 3 attempts before it worked, but it did work.
Just fixed mine with a new battery. My srs started like many many others - when jump start or disconnecting the bat. I do not know why. I think having a bad vreg can also "look" like an weak bat so this could be possible solution for others. GOOD LUCK!
instead of trying to plug and unplug two wires, i simply used two separate wires about 18 inches long stripped a half inch at all 4 ends. i inserted each one in the yellow plug and was able to sit on the car seat and easily just hold the other stripped ends together and then release as the light went on or off as directed. thank you for your post. you saved me some big bucks. i owe u a beer!
May 2012. I have a 2003 Honda CIVIC Sedan, SRS light issue. Above procedures worked to reset light (I had a micro-on-off-switch laying around and used THAT, with two wires plugged into the MES Yellow connector, latter found under a panel beneath my steering wheel). I've done this procedure about 3 or 4 times since early April, but light has stayed off from 3 days to (since the last time I reset it), to two weeks. I am convinced from this repeated experience that my issue is a very transitory, momentary "flicker" or "activation" of a sensor that causes the SRS light to go on, but that there is no real safety issue. Otherwise, it seems that an existing "real" continuing safety issue would cause the SRS light to come back on almost immediately. Would a genuine safety problem allow the light to stay off for weeks at a time?
Just an update on my experience, after resetting SRS light, it will not come back on as along as I turn the car off before undoing the seatbelt. If I get to my destination and undo the seatbelt before turning the car off, the SRS comes back on.