I can understand why manufacturers and repairers are reluctant to reset the restraint activator. If another accident occurs and it doesn't work they could be sued big-time - by replacing with new they are keeping their backs covered and who could blame them in this litigation conscious world. Unfortunately if it is damaged internally the ony sure way of knowing is to dismantle or refurbish it. A computer test will not detect if the accelerometer will activate when required.
It is not the activator that is being reset, it is the
that monitors them. Nothing is being changed or altered or anything of that nature it is purely just the data that is being removed.
The sensors detect a crash, they send a message to the
to tell it that there has been a crash, the
then send a message to the pretensioners or airbags or both and tells them to deploy. That message is then stored in the
(not technical I know but its the basic principle)
All that I am having done is that message deleted basicaly.
It is the pretensioners or airbags that actually do anything and need replacing.
I promise you, as I say I was told by a Renault employee Renault are just fleecing you.