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Old 04-28-2010, 11:24 AM   #1
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Can somebody tell me WTF this wire is!

I pulled the a/c face plate off and behind the passenger side of it was this yellow plug not plugged into anything. Can somebody tell me where it goes or what it goes to?

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Yellow indicates SRS system
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Old 04-28-2010, 11:31 AM   #3
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So what would it plug into?
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Old 04-28-2010, 11:38 AM   #4
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So what would it plug into?
It would plug into a Passenger air bag off switch or light if you had one.
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Old 04-28-2010, 11:47 AM   #5
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awesome! ok I looked at the ac cover thing and there is a open fake plug spot for it.

I have a 09 tacoma for a work truck and i was switching the all black center console for my silver one.
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Old 04-28-2010, 12:06 PM   #7
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He has the air bags.
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He doesn't have the switch
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Old 04-28-2010, 12:17 PM   #9
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My Tundra doesn't. They use pressure sensors in the seats now. If the passenger weighs <55 # (IIRC) the SRS ECU automatically kills the airbag.
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I have the wire loose as well and I do not have the on/off switch.
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DC's don't have the switch. There's a sensor in the passenger seat to sense the weight in it.
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I remember seeing it when I switched out stereos and being freaked out because I had nothing to plug it into. That's how I found TW.
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Vehicles with a full backseat do not require the switch, because the car seat will be placed in the back. Reg cab and ext cab trucks have the switch, because you don't want the airbag going off if there is a child seat in front of it. The sensor in the seat can only tell if there is weight on it, but it does not know if is from an adult or a child seat. The sensor is there to prevent the passenger airbag from going off if nobody is sitting there during a crash. My guess is the insurance companies lobbied for that one.
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Vehicles with a full backseat do not require the switch, because the car seat will be placed in the back. Reg cab and ext cab trucks, have to have the switch, because you don't want the airbag going off if there is a child seat in front of it. The sensor in the seat can only tell if there is weight on it, but it does not know if is from an adult or a child seat. The sensor is there to prevent the passenger airbag from going off if nobody is sitting there during a crash. My guess is the insurance companies lobbied for that one.

My access cab Tundra doesn't have a switch.
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My access cab Tundra doesn't have a switch.
What year is it? I don't remember when the policy went into effect. Also, maybe the Tundra has enough room in the back for a child seat. My 2004 Silverado had the switch, so they've been around for awhile.
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What year is it? I don't remember when the policy went into effect. Also, maybe the Tundra has enough room in the back for a child seat.
05 and there is no room in the back for a child seat.
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my 05 ac has the switch
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I wish I had the switch.
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I wish I had the switch.
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A law was passed in 1995 that allowed car manufacturers to install a switch to turn off the passenger airbag. This was a recommendation by the NHTSA. However, I guess it is up to the manufacturer to decide if the switch is needed. Maybe Toyota did not think it was needed in the larger Tundra, but was needed in the Tacoma.
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