How to Reset GM Airbag Light

by Katebo
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The airbag light, or SRS (supplemental restraint system) light, on the GM dashboard shines whenever there is a malfunction with the airbag deployment system. The vehicle needs inspected and fixed to ensure against accidental deployment of the airbag. This light is controlled by a computer and can be shut off using a computerized scan tool that can be purchased from your local auto parts retailer. The parts retailer may let you borrow the scan tool for free to reset your airbag light.

Step 1

Put the key into the ignition and make sure it is in the "Off" position and that the vehicle is in park or, if it's a manual transmission GM, in first gear. Engage the parking brake.

Step 2

Turn the vehicle to the "On" position, but don't start the engine.

Step 3

Plug the computerized scan tool into the diagnostic port under the driver's side dashboard right above the pedals.

Step 4

Use the arrow keys on the face of the scan tool to navigate the menu. Select "Body Control Module," then "Codes," then "Clear All Codes." This will turn off the airbag light on the GM's instrument panel.

Step 5

Unplug the computerized scan tool and start the engine. Notice that the SRS light has shut off.

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