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Old 01-31-2007, 07:10 PM
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W202 SRS light reset - any ghetto method?

Did some research and I'm suspecting that my SRS light is on because I had my key in ON position once before I plugged the gauges back together..... I had to do it to unlock the steering wheel to let the gauge out..... now I'm stuck with the light....

is there any non-dealer-involvement way to get the light off?? disconnect the battery for a day? Anything like that??

it's 1995 C220.


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Old 01-31-2007, 07:45 PM
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The only "ghetto" method of turning the light out is removing the bulb. If that is not satisfactory for you, you will need to see a dealer or indy mechanic equipped with a scanner that can reset the light. A standard OBDII scanner (the type you would purchase for home use or find at Autozone) won't work.
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Old 01-31-2007, 09:14 PM
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or a piece of black electrical tape over the light.

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Old 01-31-2007, 10:01 PM
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Can you read codes from the 38 pin connector? If so SRS is pin 30. Try reading the codes and then deleting them - can't hurt.
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Old 01-31-2007, 10:13 PM
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deleting them as in ground that pin??
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Old 10-11-2017, 04:58 PM
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Thread from the dead, but I have the same exact issue: had to unlock the steering wheel to get my instrument cluster out, now have an SRS light after startup for about 2 minutes. I can live with this for a while, but eventually need to get it fixed. Like a dummy I forgot to disconnect the battery first - lesson learned.

I don't mind taking the car to an indy - but would like to reset on my own if possible. Could anyone please help?
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Old 10-14-2017, 10:38 AM
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OP has a '95 202 which isn't on the application list (not DAS3). ppatti should confirm before buying.

98 E320 sedan and wagon
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Old 03-27-2018, 07:15 PM
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Sixto, thank you. About to take the car out of winter storage, will contact an Indy soon if I can't find away.
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Old 05-06-2018, 02:37 PM
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Thread is long dead, but it seems a ghetto go-to does exist for this:

on eBay, search "Mercedes w### seat occupation emulation sensor"

I have ordered one for my w210 and will report.

The ones on the Bay are from China. There is also a German accessory company selling a similar one, on their website, for 5x the money and shipping. Your call.

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