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What the Heck is this?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Blackdawn, Nov 24, 2010.

  1. Nov 24, 2010 at 1:04 PM
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    Blackdawn

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    So I cracked open my console to install my iPod adapter and saw this little guy under the right cover just below the air vent. Anybody have any idea what this might go to?

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  2. Nov 24, 2010 at 1:05 PM
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    memario1214

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  3. Nov 24, 2010 at 1:05 PM
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    The passengar airbag on/off switch. I'm going to guess your truck is a double cab.


    The double cabs do not have the switch because you can load the kids in the back seat away from the air bags. The switch is there to turn off the air bag if you have kids in the front seat of a standard or extended cab pickup.
     
  4. Nov 24, 2010 at 1:06 PM
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    passenger airbag shutoff.... you dont have it cause your a double cab right?
     
  5. Nov 24, 2010 at 1:07 PM
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    Yeah, I got me one them. So, does that mean that the double cab doesn't have a shut off for the airbag?

    EDIT: DOH! Thanks for the info Shooter. Makes sense. I was kinda hoping for a more interesting result. Well, I'll make sure not to stick the midgets in the front.
     
  6. Nov 24, 2010 at 1:07 PM
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    I am guessing that it is the passenger side airbag cutoff switch rely for an AC or regular cab .... part of the wiring harness.
     
  7. Nov 24, 2010 at 1:08 PM
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    guessing by the pic in his sig........im gonna say dbl cab
     
  8. Nov 24, 2010 at 1:08 PM
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    Exactly. In the double cabs the kids are supposed to go in the back half of the cab (or leave 'em at home).
     
  9. Nov 24, 2010 at 1:10 PM
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    there is a weight sensor on the passenger seat. If weight is detected, but under a certain limit the air bag will shut off - other than this, no shut off
     
  10. Nov 24, 2010 at 1:11 PM
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    Ahh, so the elves will have to ride in the back this year. They will not be happy. hehe.

    Thanks for the info guys.
     
  11. Nov 24, 2010 at 1:15 PM
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    Im getting there......
    well if the elves weigh less than 60 pounds they wont activate the automatic switch on for the passanger airbag in double cabs
     
  12. Nov 24, 2010 at 1:16 PM
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    hmmm...so does the airbag automatically deploy, or is it activated by a weight sensor?
     
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    but be careful...you might experience unintended airbag deployment...


    :laughing:



    just kidding.
     
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    the airbag is always on, unless the sensor in the seat detects < 60 lbs, then it will turn off

    (im not positive of the weight limit, im posting based on previous comments)
     
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  16. Nov 24, 2010 at 1:53 PM
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    I didn't know Tacoma's had OnStar. :D
     
  17. Nov 24, 2010 at 2:02 PM
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    Isn't the passenger side airbag system normally off unless it detects enough weight? At least that's when "passenger airbag" lights up on the dash.
     
  18. Nov 24, 2010 at 2:03 PM
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    maybe? if there is no weight on the passenger seat, neither the on or off light is on, so i guess we'll never know :D
     
  19. Nov 24, 2010 at 2:30 PM
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    Blackdawn

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    Hmmm...so I wonder if I could install a shutoff switch, since the wiring is there. That way my asiandate.com girlfriend can ride shotgun.
     
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