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Motors SRS airbag reset via OBD tool?

Discussion in 'General' started by wyx087, 26 Aug 2020.

  1. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    Would a OBD tool like this read and clear SRS airbag errors on Volvo and future cars?
    https://smile.amazon.co.uk/gp/produ...&pf_rd_p=e632fea2-678f-4848-9a97-bcecda59cb4e

    I installed dashcam to my Dad's Volvo, while doing so, we had to disconnect the airbag off switch on the side of the dashboard. But after putting everything together, we see service airbag message. Hopefully the message was as simple as switch error, can be cleared and won't come back.

    I've never had any issue with 3 other cars I've installed dashcams. Merc, Skoda and Nissan Leaf EV. So hopefully just the switch.

    Anyone else had SRS airbag error messages and had success with such OBD tools?
     
  2. Unicorn

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    Yes the ad says that it has the ability to clear DTCs for all vehicle modules which includes the SRS/Airbag computer.

    "Wide codes diagnosis: reads and clears all systems (EPB/SBC, ABS, SRS, engine) trouble codes, turns off the ECU and brake warning light, set brake pad thickness and open/close brake callipers, oil/inspection/service Light reset "

    Autel are a well known and trusted brand in the automotive diagnostics industry too, so that should be a good unit. Their higher end touch-screen scan-tools have become very advanced in recent years.
     
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  3. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    Thank you.

    Good to hear Autel is a well known and trusted brand. Difficult to know as an outsider with so many knock-off's everywhere. If it's trusted brand and it says clears all systems including SRS, it should do so. I figure buying on Amazon would also enable easier return if needed.

    EDIT:
    Emailed Autel UK with all 3 cars' VIN in my close family, asking them to recommend one that would work with the 3 brand of cars. They have ML802, ML629, AL619 all available for sale at similar prices on Amazon.



    FINAL EDIT:
    After talking with Autel support, I've purchased the ML629 and successfully reset SRS message in the Volvo. The message was caused by disconnecting passenger airbag switch.

    The reader also works with Skoda Octavia mk3. It doesn't do long coding mods like OBDeleven, but work with SRS, ABS, engine and DSG systems.
     
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