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Old 08-29-2011, 01:38 PM   #1
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Sensor & Guard Plate Under Driver's Seat

I know I have seen a discussion on this topic before, but I've searched and can't find the thread.

[06 Double Cab Prerunner]

I'm installing a sub amp under my driver's seat. Under the carpet, attached to the floor on the front side of the driver's seat, there is a sensor (or electrical plug of some sort) that has a guard plate over it. The sensor has a sticker on it that says something like "DO NOT RELOCATE". It's attached to a mounting plate that has two bolts going through the floorboard.

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1) Is this sensor part of the airbag system?
2) Has anyone just disregarded the warning sticker and relocated the sensor, and/or removed that guard plate?

I ask because moving that sensor out of the way and removing the guard plate would make alot more room to cleanly mount my amp under the seat. (my amp is not a "small footprint" jobber)

I just don't want to be surprised by an airbag exploding in my face... or not activating when it should.
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I never noticed mine. My amp fit... at least my 250/1 does. Trying to fit my 300/4 on the passengers side isn't working though :P

I may consider it myself, but what about putting a washer or two and raising the seat JUST enough to fit? I'm gonna go investigate this in a few.
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Lol. Sticker says do not relocate so don't do anything with it. You have plenty of other space for subs and an amp.
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I never noticed mine. My amp fit... at least my 250/1 does. Trying to fit my 300/4 on the passengers side isn't working though :P

I may consider it myself, but what about putting a washer or two and raising the seat JUST enough to fit? I'm gonna go investigate this in a few.
If you have the front seat removed, you will see a ~4"x4" bump just inside the front left seat mount bolt. If you lift up the carpet, you will see a metal plate, covering this connector/sensor.

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Lol. Sticker says do not relocate so don't do anything with it. You have plenty of other space for subs and an amp.
First off, my amp is like 12"x14". Sure, it will fit under the drivers seat without moving anything, but it will look like a hack job... not what I'm going for. Second, I'm using a single 10" sub box behind the driver side rear seat, and want to retain ALL of the larger storage compartment. So, no, there is NOT plenty of other space.

I'm basically doing this on the cheap, and got a killer deal on the amp/sub/box, so I'm just trying to make it work.
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First off, my amp is like 12"x14". Sure, it will fit under the drivers seat without moving anything, but it will look like a hack job... not what I'm going for. Second, I'm using a single 10" sub box behind the driver side rear seat, and want to retain ALL of the larger storage compartment. So, no, there is NOT plenty of other space.

I'm basically doing this on the cheap, and got a killer deal on the amp/sub/box, so I'm just trying to make it work.
That is the problem right there. Well good luck with it.
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That is the problem right there. Well good luck with it.
Thanks for the helpful input. you, sir, are a gentleman and a scholar.
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That is the problem right there. Well good luck with it.
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Thanks for the helpful input. you, sir, are a gentleman and a scholar.

Well, he's right. When you start messing with things in the electronics of these trucks, other things will fail. Its like a giant jenga puzzle, something else will be affected by it. JL makes stealth boxes, they aren't cheap, but they are the "right' way to do things.

Personally, you got me thinking about the raising the seat idea. I will not be touching any of the sensors, promise you that. There are FSM's online for the truck. Look em up and you'll find your answer as to what your sensor is.
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It's for the airbags. It monitors the drivers weight and tells the system at what speed and how forcefully to deploy the airbag. Tamper with it if you want, but you pretty much void any ability for it to be road worthy after that.

Save your sheckles and clams, buy quality and do it right the first time.

Otherwise when I read up about how your airbag sent your rocketing out your rear window after you hit a speed bump I'll laugh my ass off.
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It's for the airbags. It monitors the drivers weight and tells the system at what speed and how forcefully to deploy the airbag. Tamper with it if you want, but you pretty much void any ability for it to be road worthy after that.

Save your sheckles and clams, buy quality and do it right the first time.

Otherwise when I read up about how your airbag sent your rocketing out your rear window after you hit a speed bump I'll laugh my ass off.
Thank you. That's exactly what I needed to know.

by the way, just because I said I'm doing it on the cheap [a relative term] does NOT mean: (1) I didn't buy quality equipment, (2) that I'm not doing right the first time, or (3) that I ever touched that sensor. I asked a simple question to avoid doing it wrong the first time. See how that works?
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You didn't get a response. We provided limited, safe input and suggestions. You are still trying to be a dick about it. Next time keep your extra comments to yourself please, you'll get along much better. Glad someone had your answer.
Ok... now I'm confused. I did get a response. I asked if that sensor was airbag related, and that was confirmed. So, I thanked him for the help.

The second part was in response to the suggestions/assumptions that I'm using crappy equipment, not doing the install the "right way", and jacking with sensitive electronics. None of which is the case. I wasn't being a dick at all.

Again, thanks for the input (<-- not being a dick)
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I just looked up the part in the service manual. It's actually the Yaw Rate sensor, and doesn't appear to have any affect on the airbag system, as far as I can tell. Regardless, it's probably not worth moving.
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You didn't get a response. We provided limited, safe input and suggestions. You are still trying to be a dick about it. Next time keep your extra comments to yourself please, you'll get along much better. Glad someone had your answer.
sorry, he wasn't trying to be a dick about it IMO. he did however get a bunch of semi-smart ass answers to his questions.
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I just looked up the part in the service manual. It's actually the Yaw Rate sensor, and doesn't appear to have any affect on the airbag system, as far as I can tell. Regardless, it's probably not worth moving.
Off topic , but I thought the yaw rate sensor was under the console
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Thank you. That's exactly what I needed to know.

by the way, just because I said I'm doing it on the cheap [a relative term] does NOT mean: (1) I didn't buy quality equipment, (2) that I'm not doing right the first time, or (3) that I ever touched that sensor. I asked a simple question to avoid doing it wrong the first time. See how that works?
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I just looked up the part in the service manual. It's actually the Yaw Rate sensor, and doesn't appear to have any affect on the airbag system, as far as I can tell. Regardless, it's probably not worth moving.
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Didn't see why mounting the amp under the passenger seat wasn't an option, besides some additional wiring. If not there, it appears that you need to consider using the back passenger side instead of the drivers side back wall. Passenger side has room for sub and an amp board.
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