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Location of airbag control module

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by dapetik, Jul 1, 2013.

  1. Jul 1, 2013 at 8:24 AM
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    dapetik

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    I know the airbag control module is located either under the center console OR under the dash. Don't want to take apart both hopefully someone else has removed it. (Yes, I've searched the forum)
     
  2. Jul 1, 2013 at 8:38 AM
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  3. Jul 1, 2013 at 9:18 AM
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    ^that. On my 02 it's on the floor behind the two cigarette lighter plugs
     
  4. Jul 1, 2013 at 10:14 AM
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    Thanks for the replies, that will save me some work!
     
  5. Jul 2, 2013 at 6:27 PM
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    So I got the cover with the cigarette lighters off. Here is what is behind it. Are there three bolts holding down the computer?

    20130702_205129.jpg
     
  6. Jul 2, 2013 at 6:43 PM
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    Wait WTH is going on in here! May I ask why you are removing that?? And why did you already unplug the harness'? Im no expert, but I do know a little something about air bag... And that's to NOT MESS WITH THEM! These things kill people! And if you don't know what your doing I highly recommend you stop and figure it out before you proceed. Just my suggestion.
     
  7. Jul 3, 2013 at 5:43 AM
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    Airbag light on = Airbag control module failure = removing it to send it to be reset/fixed.

    Why is everyone so scared of airbags? It's like a gun, you follow the right safety steps and you're fine. Unhook battery for 3+ minutes before working on anything airbag related and you're fine.
     
  8. Jul 3, 2013 at 5:57 AM
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    Nuh-uh airbags SAVE people :p

    Like he said, let the thing run all the way out of juice and you're fine.
     
  9. Jul 3, 2013 at 10:56 AM
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    OK that explains it. But I for one am scared of air bags because for several years I was an installer (still am as a side job) and witnessed more than 1 person injured from air bags and 1 killed. All incidents the battery was unplugged. These things are super sensitive. Not saying it WILL hurt you or go off, but people need to be EXTREMELY careful around them, especially the control module. Little bit of static electricity on the right pin or a touch to ground and boom! Game over. Just saying, OP needs to be very very cautious that's all.
     
  10. Jul 24, 2013 at 6:44 AM
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    Yep, that's the module in the picture. It's held on by 3 torx bolts. Be careful not to strip them. I stripped one of mine taking it out and ended up swapping in hex head bolts in case I ever had to remove it again for some reason.

    I believe I followed the FSM to remove it and all it called for was disconnecting the battery for a few minutes before disconnecting and removing it. I disconnected the battery for like 15-20 minutes to be extra careful haha.
     
  12. Jul 24, 2013 at 11:37 AM
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    Where are the torx screws located? On the sides, behind the black vent tube? Thanks for the reply btw
     
  13. Jul 24, 2013 at 12:49 PM
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    There's one on the front of the module the can be seen in the picture. The other two are on the sides, should be just after the metal brackets that sort of surround the module and support the dash in the picture. Hopefully that helps.
     
  14. Jul 24, 2013 at 12:54 PM
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    Torque : 17.5 Nm (179 kgf-cm, 13 ft-lbf)


     
  15. Jul 24, 2013 at 12:56 PM
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    this is what i did i can find the guy i used had it back 2 days round trip
    worked great for like $45
     
  16. Jul 24, 2013 at 1:00 PM
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    This is from 2012 taco manual.

    manual calls it " CENTER AIRBAG SENSOR ASSEMBLY"
    OEM Part #8917004470 Short Bed
    8917004430 Long Bed
    8917004500 With Double Cab

    Airbag sensor assemble center.jpg
    center airbag sensor assembly bech seat.jpg
    Center airbag sensor assemly.jpg
     
  17. Jul 24, 2013 at 1:28 PM
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    Op did u pull the codes
    You sure its the module
    You can pull the codes with a paper clip if needed
     
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