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    Hello everyone, I have a 2008 Scion TC. My car was flooded, having water inside the car not the engine. I had water up to about half way up the seat. I bought a replacement used airbag module from eBay hoping this would turn the SRS light off but it didn't. I've seen on some websites a new airbag model is $300 but I only spent about $50 for a used one. Should I buy a brand new one? I believe since the seatbelt wires were all under water it is causing the SRS light to be on but I would be wrong. Any one have any suggestions or similar experiences? I'm just hoping to replace something myself and have the light go away. Thank you and any advice is appreciated.
    amire24 wrote:
    Hello everyone, I have a 2008 Scion TC. My car was flooded, having water inside the car not the engine. I had water up to about half way up the seat. I bought a replacement used airbag module from eBay hoping this would turn the SRS light off but it didn't. I've seen on some websites a new airbag model is $300 but I only spent about $50 for a used one. Should I buy a brand new one? I believe since the seatbelt wires were all under water it is causing the SRS light to be on but I would be wrong. Any one have any suggestions or similar experiences? I'm just hoping to replace something myself and have the light go away. Thank you and any advice is appreciated.


    you probably can do it yourself but I'm thinking it's the wires in the seat (occupant detection sensor) that is the problem. Remember that just because the SRS (airbag light) came on doesn't mean it's only the air bag, but something in that system is bad/not working. You'll have to check the sensors in the seat, probably shorted out from the water.
    Thanks for the reply. So you think its the occupant detection sensor under the drivers seat? I could see how that could be the issue. Do you think it could be anything other than the occupant detection sensor?
    amire24 wrote:
    Thanks for the reply. So you think its the occupant detection sensor under the drivers seat? I could see how that could be the issue. Do you think it could be anything other than the occupant detection sensor?


    it could be anything in the SRS (supplemental restraint system), but since the seat sensor was under water, yeah that's the logical thought it would be damaged. I'd say check that first, probably the failure..
    sciontc_mich wrote:
    amire24 wrote:
    Thanks for the reply. So you think its the occupant detection sensor under the drivers seat? I could see how that could be the issue. Do you think it could be anything other than the occupant detection sensor?


    it could be anything in the SRS (supplemental restraint system), but since the seat sensor was under water, yeah that's the logical thought it would be damaged. I'd say check that first, probably the failure..


    I'm going to buy a OBD2 with SRS code reader and see what happens from there.. Hopefully its something as simple as changing the seat belt sensors but we'll see. Thanks for the reply
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