Are you looking for a solution for resetting airbag crash data from cars Volvo, VAG, BMW, Mercedes and etc? Is there a universal solution or different tools/software for each cars.
Can this be done via OBD or by connecting to airbag module direct?
What is an Airbag Reset Tool?
An airbag reset tool is a device or diagnostic tool used to reset or clear the airbag system’s fault codes and turn off the airbag warning light or SRS (Supplemental Restraint System) light in a car. When the airbag system detects an issue, such as a sensor malfunction or a deployed airbag, it triggers a fault code and illuminates the airbag warning light on the dashboard.
An airbag reset tool connects to the vehicle’s OBD-II (On-Board Diagnostic) port, which is usually located under the dashboard. It communicates with the car’s onboard computer system to retrieve and clear the fault codes related to the airbag system. By resetting the system, the tool allows the airbag warning light to be turned off after the underlying issue has been resolved.
Resetting the airbag system should only be done after identifying and fixing the cause of the fault codes. It is important to note that using an airbag reset tool does not fix any mechanical or electrical problems in the airbag system itself. It is merely a tool to reset the system and clear the fault codes after repairs or maintenance have been performed.
What is the Best Airbag Reset Tool?
There are many tools that cover airbag reset, such as obdstar, cg70, cg100, Carprog.
1). OBDSTAR P50
OBDSTAR P50 is the most cost-efficient SRS tool. OBDSTAR P50 is a universal airbag reset tool with wide coverage, it covers 51 brands and over 7100 ECU part numbers.
Read ECU Information: Read ECU part number, historical frame number, current frame number, and collision record.
Read EEPROM: Read EEPROM data from ECU for backup
Write EEPROM: Write EEPROM data into ECU
Write VIN: Write back the correct VIN after executing [Crash Data Clear]
Clear/Erase Crash: Clear ECU crash data
All by OBD or BENCH
Vehicle Coverage Supported Brands:
Over 7000 ECU part No. (supports fuzzy search)
MCU types: H8SX, RH850, SPC, XC2XXX, TC2XXX, TMS570
Standalone, don’t need PC
Supports more vehicle and airbag part numbers
Most can be done by OBD, if fails by OBD, do it on bench
Can do Tesla, Maserati etc high-end vehicle airbag reset
18 months free update, release update frequently
fuzzy search for ECU part number
Read, erase DTC and clear crash data, cannot repair
Still need welding
Some wiring diagrams are inaccurate
English language only
2). CGDI CG70
CGDI CG70 airbag reset tool adopts the new technology of intelligent diagnosis, and clears the fault code with only one key. No need to open the cover, no welding wire, no need to disassemble the chip, just connect the pin port, this product can diagnose the airbag module information, clear the fault code, and make the vehicle perfectly revived.
Software is simple, easy to check wiring diagram and easy to use
Smart search to quickly find the part number you need.
With jumper cables, no dismantling, no welding, and non-destructive repair.
Less car brands and part numbers than P50
Only 1 year update
CG100 or CG100X is the universal programmer supports airbag reset, odometer correction and eeprom reading. It is good on airbag reset.
Provide wiring diagram and instructions
Frequently update online
It has built-in crash airbag reset tool for Geely… Dong Feng… Beiqi… Fengxing… Great Wall… And many other nice never seen cars in the west atmosphere.
1 year free update, require software subscription later.
some need soldering
works online only, need to access server
4.) Carprog clone
carprog is a good start.
not all airbags can be cleared by obd, alot you have to hard wire to the ic inside to read and write.
carprog clone supported airbag brand list
5). iProg clone
iprog is a universal programmer for airbag, mileage and eeprom.
Tool is cheap. Iprog plus is a good starter, you have to know how to use it, but over time it does everything, it’s always good, you have more tools just in case. Sometimes I calculate them, you have to do it yourself.
The clones are better cause you have newer software versions which are not available for the original version. 90% of dashboard and airbag calculations are good.