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What You Should Know About Airbag Module Reset and Replacement

All airbag control modules are reprogrammable. They can be reset, except those that have been damaged by fire or flood or other types of damage that have significantly affected its hardware. In such cases, an airbag replacement is a better option for you. 

Airbag control modules store both hard and soft codes that are caused by accidents. No matter how big or small the accident is, fault codes will be stored in the module. This will cause the airbag light to turn on. Only after resetting and clearing all crash codes stored in the computer module will the airbag light turn off again. 

Now that the basics are out of the way, we are going to answer some of the most common questions vehicle owners have about airbag lights:

Why Is My Airbag Light Suddenly On?

The only two reasons your airbag light is on is one, your vehicle was in an accident, or the light randomly turned on. Accidents are the most common reason the airbag light is on, and it will also lead to the module storing crash codes that then require code clearing. 

However, it’s also possible for an airbag light in a vehicle to turn on randomly. There may be a problem with the airbag system computer or some connection issue between the components. It could also be faulty components like a defective airbag, seatbelt, or impact sensor. To fix this problem, you need one or more of these components replaced with a new one. 

Should I Reset My AIrbag Module or Buy a Used Module?

Seat Belt Restore expert technicians recommend that your vehicle’s airbag module be reset if the vehicle has been involved in a crash. This will remove the need for any further programming. When the module is installed correctly back in the car, the airbag light will turn off. 

When a factory reset is one, the airbag modules can be considered as good as new, and there won’t be any hard or soft codes stored. If, after reinstallation, the airbag light remains on, it’s likely a problem with the connections of any of these components: 

  • Airbag
  • Clockspring
  • Seat belts

If the airbag light is still on after receiving repair services from a reputable technician and the installation has been done correctly, there may be additional problems that need further checking. 

Does Seat Belt Restore Sell Airbag Module Replacements?

Yes, there are available replacement airbag computer modules. Note that all new or used airbag control modules need proper configuration or programming to the VIN of your car. It is best to have the original part number ready when you make your inquiry so it can be verified at once if the replacement airbag computer module you need is in stock. 

If you have already purchased a control module replacement, you need to double-check to ensure that it’s for your vehicle’s exact make and model. The part numbers of the replacement module and the original should match. You should also check that it’s not from a flood-damaged car. 


Airbag replacement for the control module may be necessary if, even after a reset, the airbag light still won’t turn off. In such cases, it has to be double-checked to ensure that the replacement is suitable for the vehicle. Only those that are from the same make and model would work. 

If you have more questions about how to replace car airbags control modules or other related queries, the Seat Belt Restore team can help you. As the best SRS Airbag module reset company in California, you can trust that we’ll provide you with accurate answers to your questions and high-quality services should you decide to have your airbag module reset. Contact us today to know about our services!

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