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Hit something - intermittent warning chime

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by o5iiawah, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. Aug 19, 2011 at 5:41 PM
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    o5iiawah

    o5iiawah [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I hit a good sized tree branch in the road doing about 30mph, braking down so I could make the turn onto a small access rd next to a major highway. The truck seemed ok but almost immediately I heard the seatbelt chime but there wasn't a warning light on the dash. I came to a stop, checked everything out and kept going down the road and then the chime came on again, still with no light. All the tires look ok and I dont see anything broken.

    It did it one more time on the way home as i was accellerating from a light but thats it, I've tried to duplicate it a couple times and cant get it to. Crawled under my truck today and everything looks in place.

    you off-roaders are running over stuff all the time so what is this warning chime? my 5-lug was not happy about it.
     
  2. Aug 19, 2011 at 5:48 PM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T Quite an experience to live in fear , isn't it ?

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    Did you have anything on the passenger seat ?
     
  3. Aug 19, 2011 at 5:52 PM
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    o5iiawah

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    Yeah, I had some stuff in the seat - but doesn't the seatbelt light come on the dash if thats the case? Like I said, there were no dash lights at all, just the chime.

    It came in a couple times after I pulled away from dead stops.
     
  4. Aug 19, 2011 at 5:58 PM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T Quite an experience to live in fear , isn't it ?

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    No , the passenger light is by the air con dials , at least on my truck
     
  5. Aug 19, 2011 at 6:00 PM
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    I just took it around again. The load in the front seat caused a chime with no dash light. Looks like its doing what its supposed to do.

    I'm just paranoid. :\

    Everything's fine.
     
  6. Aug 19, 2011 at 6:05 PM
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  7. Aug 19, 2011 at 6:31 PM
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    My old car used to do that when I had my books on the front seat. Too much damn homework!! LOL
     
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