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#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!
#29 of 37 Re: Toyota Sienna 2006 airbag light easy fix for me [wysockigal]
Mar 06, 2013 (10:40 am)
I was about to tell my husband about the srs warning light issue today (it's been on for a couple days now) but I decided to "google" the prob myself first and low and behold I fixed it using your solution!! As a matter of fact I remember about a wk ago my husband pulling out the plastic bin under the passenger seat saying "huh what's this? did u know this was under there?" We have never used that bin so have never had this issue before. So him pulling it out for the first time must have wiggled the yellow wire just enough to set the light off. We have about 79,000 miles on our van so I was hoping it wasn't going to be a $$ fix, sure enough it was free and I fixed it...easily!!! Thank you!!
#30 of 37 Re: Toyota Sienna 2006 airbag light easy fix for me [wysockigal]
Mar 19, 2013 (5:54 pm)
Unplugging the yellow wire harness is only a temporary fix. This only resets the system until it runs the test again. I was very excited when my light went off, however it came back after about 800 miles.