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Old 07-01-2013, 08:24 AM   #1
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Location of airbag control module

I know the airbag control module is located either under the center console OR under the dash. Don't want to take apart both hopefully someone else has removed it. (Yes, I've searched the forum)
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Old 07-01-2013, 08:38 AM   #2
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I think it's behind the cubby hole below the climate controls. Check out this thread, he has some pictures of it from a CB install.

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd...on-detail.html
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Thanks for the replies, that will save me some work!
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So I got the cover with the cigarette lighters off. Here is what is behind it. Are there three bolts holding down the computer?
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Old 07-02-2013, 06:43 PM   #6
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Wait WTH is going on in here! May I ask why you are removing that?? And why did you already unplug the harness'? Im no expert, but I do know a little something about air bag... And that's to NOT MESS WITH THEM! These things kill people! And if you don't know what your doing I highly recommend you stop and figure it out before you proceed. Just my suggestion.
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Airbag light on = Airbag control module failure = removing it to send it to be reset/fixed.

Why is everyone so scared of airbags? It's like a gun, you follow the right safety steps and you're fine. Unhook battery for 3+ minutes before working on anything airbag related and you're fine.
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Wait WTH is going on in here! May I ask why you are removing that?? And why did you already unplug the harness'? Im no expert, but I do know a little something about air bag... And that's to NOT MESS WITH THEM! These things kill people! And if you don't know what your doing I highly recommend you stop and figure it out before you proceed. Just my suggestion.
Nuh-uh airbags SAVE people

Like he said, let the thing run all the way out of juice and you're fine.
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Airbag light on = Airbag control module failure = removing it to send it to be reset/fixed.

Why is everyone so scared of airbags? It's like a gun, you follow the right safety steps and you're fine. Unhook battery for 3+ minutes before working on anything airbag related and you're fine.
OK that explains it. But I for one am scared of air bags because for several years I was an installer (still am as a side job) and witnessed more than 1 person injured from air bags and 1 killed. All incidents the battery was unplugged. These things are super sensitive. Not saying it WILL hurt you or go off, but people need to be EXTREMELY careful around them, especially the control module. Little bit of static electricity on the right pin or a touch to ground and boom! Game over. Just saying, OP needs to be very very cautious that's all.
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Yep, that's the module in the picture. It's held on by 3 torx bolts. Be careful not to strip them. I stripped one of mine taking it out and ended up swapping in hex head bolts in case I ever had to remove it again for some reason.

I believe I followed the FSM to remove it and all it called for was disconnecting the battery for a few minutes before disconnecting and removing it. I disconnected the battery for like 15-20 minutes to be extra careful haha.
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Where are the torx screws located? On the sides, behind the black vent tube? Thanks for the reply btw
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Old 07-24-2013, 12:49 PM   #13
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Where are the torx screws located? On the sides, behind the black vent tube? Thanks for the reply btw
There's one on the front of the module the can be seen in the picture. The other two are on the sides, should be just after the metal brackets that sort of surround the module and support the dash in the picture. Hopefully that helps.
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Airbag light on = Airbag control module failure = removing it to send it to be reset/fixed.

Why is everyone so scared of airbags? It's like a gun, you follow the right safety steps and you're fine. Unhook battery for 3+ minutes before working on anything airbag related and you're fine.
this is what i did i can find the guy i used had it back 2 days round trip
worked great for like $45
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Op did u pull the codes
You sure its the module
You can pull the codes with a paper clip if needed
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