Date registered: Feb 2006
Vehicle: 2001-W210-CAPRI METALIC BLUE-/ 2002-W210 E300D
Location: Los Angeles, Ca, Aberdeen Scotland, Lawrence Ks.
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Just came through this one
First of all, The SRS system is a safety system that controls the air bags and seat belts. When that light is on, they are not. Also, air bags are dangerous to work with, but almost never have a problem.
Next, go to a good indy and have the codes read, they will tell you exactly what the problem is, most will do this free or at a low price.
The usual problems are seat sensor or belt sensor. The control module almost never fails.
If the seat senor is bad ( most common fault ) search on srs and find my picture step by step post on replacing this for less than 200$US. EVERY simple diy.
If the belt sensor(s) is bad replace same for less than 100$US. Again, very simple diy.
The control module will reset itself if these are the faults and you are done.
If indeed you have a bad srs control, or air bag, or belt tensoner, you should know that there is a risk of firing these during service which is not good at all. If anyone has experience here PLEASE POST it. I saw an s-class that went over a curb and fired ALL airbags, the interior was just destroyed and cost thousands to repair.
Hope this helps.
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