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#19 of 37 Re: Toyota Sienna 2006 airbag light easy fix for me [wysockigal]
Jun 06, 2012 (8:04 am)
Thanks for the tip, it worked. Have had the problem for a few years off and on. Always corrected by wiggling this plug. This time it did not work. Saw your post and unpluged and it worked. Drivers side issue.
At the 100,000 mile check up last year it was on and ask the dealer to check the seats for this issue. Told him I suppected the drivers seat.
When he called me he said it was a short under the floor mat and he had contacted Toyota and they had agreed to cover the cost of new airbags but I would have to cover the cost of the labor which would be $3500.. Needless to say I said thank you.
went home and corrected the issue as in the past.
#20 of 37 Re: Toyota Sienna 2006 airbag light easy fix for me [wysockigal]
Aug 06, 2012 (2:40 pm)
YES!!! My 2006 Sienna airbag light started blinking for the first time in 106,000 miles last week. The Toyota dealership where I've had it serviced since new "diagnosed" replace the harness for $570. Today I found your post and realized I had pulled out the compartment under the passenger's seat last week to empty and clean it (something I do every 3 years!). So I just went out, removed the plastic compartment, unplugged and replugged the yellow harness plug, started the car twice, and THERE IS NO BLINKING AIRBAG LIGHT!!!!!
Thank you "wysockigal" for solving the problem that Toyota mis-diagnosed!! I will now tell the Service Manager that I'll keep coming there with my 2 Toyotas if she'll send me a copy of her email to all her service consultants and mechanics about the wysockigal airbag light fix!
And I'm now registered for Edmunds.com forums for good.
#21 of 37 Re: Toyota Sienna 2006 airbag light easy fix for me [tiroart]
Aug 07, 2012 (8:13 am)
We all owe a BIG THANK YOU to 'wysockigal' for his observations and diagnosis and his easy fix. THANK YOU VERY MUCH!! Your fix has saved us a lot of time and money.
Tiroart, I do not know how your toyota mechanics are. But, the recommended TSB for the airbag issue is replacing the harness/airbag. If you are interested, you can go to your toyota and they can print the TSB for you. Once you share 'the easy fix' your service consultant and mechanics would save time, but will continue charging the customers as much as they can. What one should do is to list wysockigal's easy fix in asmany forums possible so that people are aware of the issue and its easy fix, and they can try it themselves.
To be honest, my experience with toyota shops are not great. They need your business and that's all what they care. Here in Beaman Toyota, they quote you a price over the phone - $400 + taxes (for replacing a water pump, toy. camry 1999, w parts and labor) and when you reach the shop to get the order written, the total goes up to $675 + taxes. And I drove out my car without completing the order.
Have a good week!
#22 of 37 Re: Toyota Sienna 2006 airbag light easy fix for me [wysockigal]
Sep 14, 2012 (8:56 am)
I have been researching this issue on several blogs.
Every ASE & Toyota tech that has chimed in recommends taking to dealership.
Everyone that does this reports back that Toyota replaced airbags, wiring harness, etc... and they continue to have the same issues.
I myself was an ASE tech and have tried various things to troubleshoot this.
Your recommendation resolved the issue. I unplugged the yellow connector under the passenger seat and it worked.
Now I wonder how many people have spent money on this for no reason.
Thanks wysockigal, you rock girl!!!
#23 of 37 Re: Toyota Sienna 2006 airbag light easy fix for me [texan999]
Sep 21, 2012 (9:51 pm)
Would you send me the solution how to fix airbag off, I did try to reconnect the yellow connector in passenger side but it did not work.
#24 of 37 Re: Toyota Sienna 2006 airbag light easy fix for me [hungkim]
Sep 22, 2012 (5:30 am)
Problem not always on passenger side, mine was drivers side.
#25 of 37 airbag off problem
Sep 22, 2012 (1:51 pm)
I tried both side but it is still airbag off
#26 of 37 Re: Toyota Sienna 2006 airbag light easy fix for me [wysockigal]
Jan 19, 2013 (10:43 am)
My great thanks to wysockigal along with all the others. My 2006 Sienna light started blinking after only 20,500 miles, so I think it may be more a matter of time and/or using the plastic tray under the passenger seat. I figured out how to unplug the yellow connector (careful not to lose the little springs); repluged and voila! No more dire warning light.
As an aside, after a number of Toyotas, this is my last. It came brand new with a battery that was hit and miss on holding a charge, stranding us in a ferry line once (live on an island). Then the side power door went south. Next the driver door welds went. Not a satisfied customer.
#27 of 37 Re: Toyota Sienna 2006 airbag light easy fix for me [wysockigal]
Jan 21, 2013 (2:07 pm)
Thank you so much! and i was about to bring my van to a dealer for check up. glad i saw your post! You have helped a lot of folks!