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really dumb noob question

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by bgbdwlf, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. Jul 21, 2010 at 8:21 AM
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    bgbdwlf

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    i just got an '08 DC OR, i looked in the owners manual and found nothing. on the lower left part of the dash there is a RSCA button that i have no idea what it does. i closed my eyes and pushed it when the wife was is the passanger seat thinking maybe it does something, i opened my eyes and she was still there.

    so i hope someone can help a idiot out.
     
  2. Jul 21, 2010 at 8:23 AM
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    Zombie Runner

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    pass eject button. you didnt hold it down long enough
     
  3. Jul 21, 2010 at 8:24 AM
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    It disables the side air bags so they don't go off during rough off roading.
     
  4. Jul 21, 2010 at 8:25 AM
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    Zombie Runner

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    like under the steering wheel kinda?
     
  5. Jul 21, 2010 at 8:26 AM
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    BritMike

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    It turns off the side airbags that are set to inflate if you roll the truck. You turn it off so it doesn't inflate accidently when wheelin.

    (It should be in the manual too, check the page that describes what all the buttons are for).
     
  6. Jul 21, 2010 at 8:29 AM
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    lol you closed your eyes and pushed it and your wife was still there hahahaah, that's damn funny
     
  7. Jul 21, 2010 at 8:38 AM
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    Stuardoslls

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    RSCA = Roll Stability Control Assist.... The system is designed to assist you in the event that you understeer or oversteer, it will help you maintain control of the car, and in the direction the wheels are pointing. Its part of the Traction Control System.
    You are supposed to turn it off if you go Off-Roading. This way the sideairbags turn off and you can do more extreme 4 wheeling.
    Hope it helps...
     
  8. Jul 21, 2010 at 8:43 AM
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    thank you for the responses, and i did look in the manual and found nothing about it. i went from a jeep to a tacoma so it is all new to me and thats why i will be asking some odd questions.
     
  9. Jul 21, 2010 at 9:54 AM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    from toyota.com glossary......

    RSCA Side Curtain Airbags have a roll-sensing deployment feature that will inflate the curtain airbags at severe tilt angles, or in a roll condition.
     
  10. Jul 21, 2010 at 12:52 PM
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    JKD

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    You're getting VSC [Vehicle Stability Control] mixed up with the RSCA [Roll-sensing Side Curtain Airbags].

    Press and hold the button until the indicator lights up on the dash, and it disables the system so that the airbags don't deploy if you just lean your truck over offroad. That way the few scratches or dents you get from leaning your truck over don't turn into hundreds or thousands of dollars of airbag and interior trim replacement.
     
  11. Jul 21, 2010 at 5:17 PM
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    wat?
    RSCA is strictly roll-side curtain airbags. nothing to do w/ traction or offroading, aside from keeping the RSCAs from going off under an extreme side angle
     
  12. Jul 21, 2010 at 5:20 PM
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    X2 !!!!!!!! :laugh:
     
  13. Jul 21, 2010 at 5:49 PM
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    wait seriously i dont think we are talking about the same button you talking about the one that i thought reset the tpms? its right next to the hood pop. i didnt think my truck had any fancy side airbags.
     
  14. Jul 21, 2010 at 5:58 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    the one down there resets the TPMS. the onw the OP is taking about is on the left of the steering wheel in that area and actually has "RSCA" on it. 09+s have roll-side curtain airbags standard. were optional pre 09
     
  15. Jul 21, 2010 at 5:59 PM
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    ok i was wondering my truck no longer has the tpms. i was thinking to myself i have had this thing on 2 wheels and it has not gone off.
     
  16. Jul 21, 2010 at 6:01 PM
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    Not all tacomas have the side curtain airbags, if you don't have the switch you probably don't have the airbags
     
  17. Jul 21, 2010 at 6:14 PM
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    bgbdwlf

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    it is down on the lower left side of the dash, its right by the mirror adjuster 2 blank buttons and then the RSCA button. I will check to see if it has the curtain air bags.
     
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