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A-Pillar Removal

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by 094x4, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. 094x4

    094x4 [OP] Active Member

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    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!!
     
  2. JKD

    JKD Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  3. Diablo

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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.
     
  4. 094x4

    094x4 [OP] Active Member

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    Thanks for that correction JKD:eek:...I did mean the A-pillar trim..Also, Jaws of life would be faster than a sawzal..:D
     
  5. JKD

    JKD Well-Known Member

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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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    genxer36 Lord of Tomfoolery

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    Disconnect the battery so you don't accidently set off the airbag.
     
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    HwyRogue Resident Canuck

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    ..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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