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Old 27th August 2004
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In my US version 1992 Turbo Convertible I just recently replaced the SRS contact assembly in the steering column to extinguish the SRS warning light Figured that this was the most likely culprit. Well after the replacement the light did not go out. If indeed I did fix the problem will the warning light go out on its own, or must it be reset? If it must be reset does anyone know how to do it?
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The light comes on after 10 years anyway, I think. Best thing to do is take the bulb out . I did that, it stopped bothering me and the airbag still deployed when I crashed.
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Thanks for your help - but can it really be that the SRS computer keeps track of the date? Anyway - the light went on for the first time about three months ago which would have made it at least two years late. Frankly wish I didn't have airbags, but I'd like to know if I fixed the problem by replacing the steering column contacts.
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The contacts (slip rings) are the most common cause of the SRS bulb lighting up, so odds are you fixed the problem.

You can have the SRS computer quickly reset at a SAAB place for about $20 (they use a device that looks like a code reader).
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Do you mean the "slip ring" in the steering column which the horn and airbag leads go through? Coz that isn't really a slipring, it's 4 wires wound tightly and turned a certain number of times before it was installed (learnt that part the hard way after my horn came on when I replaced it - without turning it 4 or 5 times you'll rip the innards to shreds).
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Going by the exploded diagram in the EPC, there is a ring (along with a ball bearing and several endplates and washers) that is featured in the SRS steering column, but not in non-SRS cars.

I guess this is what they call a "slip ring", and it seems to take the place of the horn disk in non-SRS cars.
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The SRS contact assembly came taped from the factory to make sure that it didn't rotate before installation. I was wondering why that was necessary given that I thought that there were slip rings inside. Now that I know that there are "wound" wires instead everything makes sense. I could see where sliprings could be problematic in this application. Thanks everybody for the help.
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