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how to replace airbag deployment sensor

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by trdtacoma11, Jan 30, 2012.

  1. Jan 30, 2012 at 3:05 AM
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    trdtacoma11

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    2011 Taco I've researched swapping a steering wheel airbag seams very simple 2 mounting screws & 2 wires

    however ?1. when the airbag is deployed is'nt there a sensor on the front bumper that needs to be replaced also?

    I believe it's referred to as a clock spring.
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    By stevethebrain at 2012-01-30

    ?2.where are these AB sensor located?

    ?3. are there 2 of these deployment sensors one for driver side & one for passenger side?

    Thanks for any advice
     
  2. Jan 30, 2012 at 6:19 AM
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  3. Jan 30, 2012 at 6:02 PM
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    Hello Jason excellent infor. would you happen to have the procedure for replacing ABs?

    couple more ?s
    1.in you'r labled image is the AB ECU referred to as the center AB sensor?
    you say to just replace the ECU However
    can this ECU be reset after a AB deployment? I see companys offering this service for
    around $50. can I reset the sys. myself? if yes what is the procedure?

    2.can the ECU be easily diageniosed w/ a series of # of blicks of the SRS light on dash?

    3.can one code have a couple of broken parts to the AB sys. like 1 driver AB and also front AB sensor?

    4. if a driver side AB deploys doe's the seat belt also have to be replaced?

    5.is it true only a actuale bodyshop can legally install AB? I'm thinking not
    or is Ebay sellers of SRS stuff willing to sell these parts to anyone?

    6.what is the DLC3?

    7.lastly is the clock spring built into a new AB assembly?


    is this the sensor on the front of truck?
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    By stevethebrain at 2012-01-30
    Thanks
     
  4. Feb 1, 2012 at 5:49 AM
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    Jason are you there I'm still waiting on you'r response w/ the airbag issue

    Thanks
     
  5. Feb 1, 2012 at 6:07 AM
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    I will have to work on research for the answers to some of those questions, gonna be a couple of days cause i am off today then go to Jacksonville tomorrow for training.
     
  6. Feb 1, 2012 at 6:12 AM
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    OK cool you sound like you have the knowlegde and are willing to share it.

    I know very little about this Taco I'm thinking of obtaining want to make sure about this AB issue before I proced.

    Thanks
     
  7. Feb 1, 2012 at 6:13 AM
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    to help me out, do you know what codes if any there are right now?
     
  8. Feb 8, 2012 at 6:21 PM
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    Jason I think I understand the SRS now.

    disco battery wait 10 minutes plan on replacing impact sensor, air bag, clock spring, and other end of clock spring connecter and seat belts.
    install the above stuff, then reset the ECU and it's the last thing to plug into the SRS then connect battery done.

    would like to know how to reset ECU w/ a small jumper wire.

    I have read that the soft codes on the Toyota will reset itself after X # of key cycles?



    the clock spring attachs and plug into the back of air bag.

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    By stevethebrain at 2012-02-08
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    By stevethebrain at 2012-02-08
    big sensors is for front, small connecter plugs into clock spring

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    By stevethebrain at 2012-02-08
     
  9. Feb 8, 2012 at 6:33 PM
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    Not sure about that last pic with the pigtails. If you are thinking of splicing in new pigtails, i wouldnt do it. The airbag system needs to be perfect, if you dont splice those perfectly, they could ground out and cause deployment of system failure.
     
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