freelander SRS light
About 3 years ago the srs light on my freelander, the srs light started to come on intermittantly, it seemed to happen when the vehicle was put into reverese, but would then go out after a few seconds. Then I reversed for about 100m, after which the light has stayed on permentaly.
I have ignored it basically for cost reasons ( i service the car myself) but with the new law coming out, i realsie I have now got to fix it.
I am a fairly competant guy with most things, but have no specilist tools or skills.
Can I fix it myself??????
You need to find out where the fault is using diagnostic equipment. You can try disconnecting the seat belt wires under the front seats, spraying them with WD40 and reconnecting to see if that is the fault, BUT YOU MUST ENSURE THE KEY IS NOT IN THE IGNITION. However, any other fault will only be found using proper diagnostic tools. And, as this is a safety critical item, the light may have to be switched off using the tools.
i have had a look under seat and cannot figure out which wires belong to seat belt. what colour is the connection. there are 2 connectors that are doing nothing under there, white/grey in colour.
Most airbag wires are orange or yellow in colour for one wire and often blue for the other one. The connectors are generally orange too. If there are no wires under the seats that match then the wires are connected to the seat belt stalk and at the bottom of the B pillar where the seat belt rewind mechanism is. There is nothing you can do with these. Once you have located the fault using diagnostic equipment you can change these parts quite easily yourself. If the fault is in the airbag trigger, this will mean removing the steering wheel to access the unit. This is more specialised with detailed fitting instructions to prevent damage and injury.
dont forget, from march i think, the srs light is part of the MOT test, so if it's on it wont pass the MOT