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Old 08-05-2009, 10:06 PM   #1
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A-Pillar Removal

Has anyone removed their A-pillar from there '09 tacoma yet? I have a scangauge II coming in, and will be running the wire down the A pillar following Mavericks DIY, but I'm not sure if the airbag on the '09 is behind the A pillar, or if it would deploy it. Any feedback? Thanks!!
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Old 08-06-2009, 12:14 AM   #2
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I've not looked extensively, but I'm pretty sure the airbag is along the roof line, not down the A-pillar. Still, pays to be careful...do you have a factory service manual or know someone who does?

And you might get funny looks talking about removing the A-pillar...that would require a Sawzall. You're just removing the trim.
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Yea there is an airbag down the A-pillar. i ran a few wires down there didnt notice any air bag connections or anything just the bag itself. Be gental with it i didnt have a problem. I did need a ratchet to get the bolts out though they were in there super tight.
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Thanks for that correction JKD...I did mean the A-pillar trim..Also, Jaws of life would be faster than a sawzal..
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Holy crap, there's an airbag in the A-pillar too?

I don't know whether I'm more afraid of getting into a wreck, or the ensuing explosions that will happen all around me! The two airbags in my Neon blowing up in my face were enough!
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Disconnect the battery so you don't accidently set off the airbag.
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Disconnect the battery so you don't accidently set off the airbag.
..take it a step further, disconnect the battery and let it sit for ~15 mins for the systems to discharge in order to prevent possible mis-firing issues.. don't forget to stay out of the deployment range, just in case!
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