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Can't turn on passenger airbag switch

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by dznish, Jun 28, 2008.

  1. Jun 28, 2008 at 12:02 AM
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    dznish

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    Anyone have this problem?
     
  2. Jun 28, 2008 at 3:08 AM
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    Janster

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    The passenger airbag switch is there so you can turn the airbag off.

    The passenger airbag is automatic when someone of a certain *weight* sits on the seat.

    If you sit in the passenger seat, you'll see the *airbag On* light there in front of you.

    Not exactly sure what if that's what you were wanting to know or not?
     
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  3. Jun 28, 2008 at 8:47 AM
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    JimBeam

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    actually...in the first gens...we have to put our ignition key into a switch and turn it on or off depending on if someone is riding with us

    as far as why it wont work for the op...i dunno :confused:
     
  4. Jun 28, 2008 at 9:27 AM
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    I keep forgetting ...assuming everyone's got a 2nd gen.

    Wow, that's weird.... so you could have it off entirely?
     
  5. Jun 28, 2008 at 9:31 AM
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    yup...i run without it 90% of the time...just because theres rarely anyone riding in my truck...those suckers are exPENSIVE!
     
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    That makes sense.....

    Although, I'd forget to turn it ON when someone was in it. I can't imagine...if something happened and I forgot to turn it on. :eek:
     
  7. Jun 28, 2008 at 9:46 AM
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    i forget all the time...but im not real concerned with it really...if they want it on they better pay attention and tell me :eek:
     
  8. Aug 25, 2012 at 1:44 PM
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    I know this is a very old post but did anyone ever solve the problem. I just picked up a 2001 and have the same issue. The switch is in the off position and I can't get it to turn with the key. Thanks
     
  9. Aug 25, 2012 at 2:33 PM
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    meatman

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    I know with my 98 i had this was a problem using the origional key. The duplicate keys i had made would work. Maybe it had something to do with the key being worn :notsure: you could try to get a copy of the key made and try that. I worked for me
     
  10. Aug 25, 2012 at 2:36 PM
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    on my 03 it was hard to turn it back on I just had to wiggle it back and forth and eventually got it to go.
     
  11. Aug 25, 2012 at 3:21 PM
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    pippen

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    Yea I drove a Ford Ranger work truck for awhile and I could use my house key to turn it on and off. It was sometimes tricky.
     
  12. Aug 26, 2012 at 7:30 AM
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    Thanks for the feedback. Will let you know how it works with a new key.
     
  13. Aug 26, 2012 at 7:37 AM
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    A deploying air bag can kill a child in a carseat.

    That is why they allow the driver to turn it off. Otherwise, it should always be in the on position.
     
  14. Aug 26, 2012 at 9:30 AM
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    Madjik_Man

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    Yup.

    My 5 year old daughter sits in front, so I have it off all the time
     
  15. Aug 26, 2012 at 7:35 PM
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    Update === Made a new key and I'm able to turn it off and on now.
     
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