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Air bag light - spiral coil assembly?

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by Kirsten, Sep 4, 2009.

  1. Sep 4, 2009 at 2:24 PM
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    Kirsten

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    My airbag light comes on after a few seconds of driving, and my dealership says it is the spiral coil assembly that is at fault. Before I took the truck (2006 Tacoma) to the dealer I checked the wiring that I could find and unhooked the battery to restart the sensors, and this did not remedy the situation. One person at the dealership seemed a little surprised that the horn still works, given the diagnosis.

    So, is there is something else I should check?

    If the spiral coil needs replacement, is this something a handy non-professional could tackle? Any special tools required?
     
  2. Sep 4, 2009 at 2:57 PM
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    Thanks for the schematics, Ben. That's a great help.

    Would you know if the "spiral coil assembly" that the dealership quoted (#8430604080) is the same as the "sub assembly" right under the steering wheel? If so, replacement doesn't look too bad.
     
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    I believe it is. Enter your VIN here and see what it comes up with.
     
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    I checked with the link you sent, again very helpful. At least it seems like the work is in the cab, and does not involve the whole steering column.

    I am either cheap or naiive, or both, but I can't bring myself to spending $400 for this repair, so thanks for your help.
     
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    Yeah it is a simple and clean job. Good luck!

    :thumbsup:
     
  7. Sep 4, 2009 at 9:16 PM
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    Just so you know thats a SRS component that has a warranty of 5 years or 60k miles (whichever expires first) from Toyota
     
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