SRS Light

1 week 15 hours ago - 1 week 13 hours ago #181178 by Fisher
Hi All been moving both seats over the pas few days (Forward and Back), been fitting new bonnet cable and adding some new wiring.

Since then the SRS light is on, so I assume I have moved one of the connectors (Not sure which on at this stage). I have tried waggling the under seat cables but no luck! So my question is do I need to remove the seats to check the connectors?

Or is there a good workaround?

Regards

Robert

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1 week 14 hours ago #181179 by graham1
remove the seats this happened to me, I had a trapped wire, and the light came on, removed the seats and refitted, the light went off, good luck.

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1 week 13 hours ago #181181 by David Aiketgate
Before you remove the seats, try disconnecting the connectors under the seats. Give them a clean and refit.

David
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1 week 12 hours ago #181182 by Fisher
Hi David

Sorry to be a pain. But is it easy to access the connectors. I have looked under the seats but cannot see anything that is easily accessed!

Thanks for your initial response.

Robert

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1 week 11 hours ago #181183 by SundanceUK
They are towards the front of the seat pretty much in the middle of the runners.
The connectors are rather flimsy, so if you keep getting SRS alarms, try joining the wiring with alternative connectors, such as spades or choccy block type connectors.
Mine have been acting up too, so may have to do the same, however a good rummage under the seat has sorted it for now.

Sundance
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1 week 10 hours ago #181184 by Fisher
Hi Sundance

Is it advisable to disconnect the battery before fiddling with the connectors?

Robert

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1 week 7 hours ago #181186 by talkingcars
MG Rover advise disconnecting the battery for 10 minutes before working on any part of the SRS system.


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1 week 6 hours ago #181187 by SundanceUK
Yes always disconnect the battery, apologies for not mentioning this.
I usually leave it 30 mins.

Sundance
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6 days 19 hours ago #181188 by Fisher
Thanks to all for your advice. Job for the week-end, if its not raining!

Regards

Robert

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6 days 9 hours ago #181197 by BruceTF135
I found that removing the seats was pretty straightforward. You'll need the right size of TORX socket, of course. 4 bolts hold the seats in and you might want to disconnect the seat-belt from the seat - it's the same socket.

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6 days 8 hours ago #181199 by Fisher
As it was not raining today! I did locate the connectors under the seats applying pressure to them (still don't know which one was giving the trouble) the light now extinguishes.

However as suggested to make a permanent repair/modification I will schedule seats out and fit more efficient connectors.

Thank again

Robert

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6 days 5 hours ago #181203 by talkingcars
The O/E connectors are ok, I just bend the tabs slightly to ensure they remain in contact.

The bolts are torx T50.
I have a 3/8 socket from Halfords for this job.


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