All vehicles that were manufactured after 1996 for the U.S. market contain the SRS. It is the main system in the vehicle that keeps the driver as well as its passengers safe in the event of an accident. The airbag module is the brains which is why it is sometimes referred to as the airbag brains. The SRS airbag module is also known as the Airbag Electronic Crash Unit, ECU, Supplemental Restraint System, SRS, SRS control unit, or the derm. The module determines what needs to occur in order to keep the individuals safe in an accident. For example, in a minor event such as the driver slamming on the brakes quickly, the SRS Module determines that the seat belts need to lock in order to keep the driver firmly in their seat. However, the airbags do not need to be deployed. In a major accident like a collision, the SRS airbag module may determine that locking the seat belts is not enough, deploying the airbags in order to help protect the individual(s).
Once the airbags have been deployed, an airbag code will come up. In this case you will need to reset or repair SRS Module. Most dealers will tell you that you need a new module; however, that is just not the case. Buying a new module instead of simply using your vehicle's existing one can cost you hundreds. Getting a used airbag module is cheaper than getting a new one but the module will still need to be re-programmed. This is because, when you install a different module inside your vehicle, used or new, you will need to program it to your VIN which requires a dealer in order to happen. Replacing a SRS airbag module can be a lengthy and difficult process.
Instead of throwing away your airbag SRS module and buying a new or used one, you can do a service called “Reset or Repair SRS Module”. This allows you to use your existing airbag module, saving you time and money. Potentially hundreds of dollars actually. RepairMySRS is a company that specializes in post accident restoration. They help your SRS Unit meet or even exceed the FMVSS standards, keeping you safe on the road. The process to getting your airbag module good as new is fast and simple, regardless of your choice of using your existing airbag module or getting a new one. Simply send in your item after checking out online. Once they receive your airbag module, RepairMySRS can repair or reset it (as well as reprogram it if necessary) and ship it back to you within 24 hours. Visit RepairMySRS.com to get started.