How to Reset the Saturn's Airbag Lightby Katebo
You can reset your Saturn's airbag light right from your home garage, saving you a trip to the dealership or mechanic. The airbag light or "SRS" light (Supplemental Restraint System) illuminates on your instrument panel when there is a malfunction detected with the airbag system. You should immediately have the airbag assembly examined by a qualified mechanic and replaced, if necessary. Once this is accomplished, you can reset the airbag light.
Pop up the hood of your Saturn and locate the battery. Find the negative battery cable clamp and notice the nut attached to it. Loosen the nut with an end wrench and slip the clamp off of the negative battery terminal. Take care not to touch the positive side of the battery with it.
Allow the vehicle to rest for 30 minutes.
Put the negative battery cable clamp back onto the negative terminal and tighten the nut with the end wrench. Close the hood of the Saturn.
Start the vehicle and observe the instrument panel to verify that the airbag light has shut off.
- "Saturn S-series: 1991 thru 2002 All models (Haynes Repair Manual)"; Haynes; 2003
- "Saturn L-series: 2000 thru 2004 - All models - Based on complete teardown and rebuild (Haynes Repair Manual)"; Haynes; 2006
Things You'll Need
- End wrench
- Ignition key
- Your Saturn will idle roughly for a little while until the computer relearns the Saturn's settings.
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