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Can somebody tell me WTF this wire is!

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by TRDSPORTtaco, Apr 28, 2010.

  1. Apr 28, 2010 at 10:24 AM
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    TRDSPORTtaco

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    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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  2. Apr 28, 2010 at 10:25 AM
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  3. Apr 28, 2010 at 10:31 AM
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    So what would it plug into?
     
  4. Apr 28, 2010 at 10:38 AM
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    It would plug into a Passenger air bag off switch or light if you had one.
     
  5. Apr 28, 2010 at 10:47 AM
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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.
     
  6. Apr 28, 2010 at 10:49 AM
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  7. Apr 28, 2010 at 11:06 AM
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    He has the air bags.
     
  8. Apr 28, 2010 at 11:07 AM
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    He doesn't have the switch
    [​IMG]
     
  9. Apr 28, 2010 at 11:17 AM
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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.
     
  10. Apr 28, 2010 at 11:20 AM
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    I have the wire loose as well and I do not have the on/off switch.
     
  11. Apr 28, 2010 at 11:23 AM
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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.
     
  12. Apr 28, 2010 at 11:25 AM
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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.
     
  13. Apr 28, 2010 at 11:33 AM
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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.
     
  14. Apr 28, 2010 at 11:36 AM
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    My access cab Tundra doesn't have a switch.
     
  15. Apr 28, 2010 at 11:39 AM
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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.:notsure: My 2004 Silverado had the switch, so they've been around for awhile.
     
  16. Apr 28, 2010 at 11:40 AM
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    05 and there is no room in the back for a child seat.
     
  17. Apr 28, 2010 at 11:42 AM
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    my 05 ac has the switch
     
  18. Apr 28, 2010 at 11:43 AM
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    You're Canadian Bro, you don't count! J/K Nad

    I wish I had the switch.
     
  19. Apr 28, 2010 at 11:46 AM
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  20. Apr 28, 2010 at 12:02 PM
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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.:notsure:
     
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