Airbag light after braking - 04 Camry

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Old 03 Mar 2006, 05:54 pm   #1 (permalink)
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Hi All,

First post. I have an 04 Camry and after braking hard, the airbag
light is on and the passenger airbag light shows its off. The dealer
wants $89 to look at it. Is there a way to reset it without that?
Does anyone know anyone in NorCal, CenCal or SoCal that would do it for
me for cheap?

Thanks,
Alex

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Old 03 Mar 2006, 06:16 pm   #2 (permalink)
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It is not under warranty?

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Old 03 Mar 2006, 06:46 pm   #3 (permalink)
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Why would Toyota want to charge you to under warranty to examine a
malfunction light that comes on?


Drunken Panda wrote:
> Hi All,
>
> First post. I have an 04 Camry and after braking hard, the airbag
> light is on and the passenger airbag light shows its off. The dealer
> wants $89 to look at it. Is there a way to reset it without that?
> Does anyone know anyone in NorCal, CenCal or SoCal that would do it for
> me for cheap?
>
> Thanks,
> Alex


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Old 03 Mar 2006, 08:16 pm   #4 (permalink)
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My Camry has 105K miles on it. I think it is out of warrenty.

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Old 03 Mar 2006, 09:42 pm   #5 (permalink)
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Check your Sunday newspaper. Some auto parts stores advertise they will
read the computer for codes at no or low charge.



"Drunken Panda" <lau.alex@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> Hi All,
>
> First post. I have an 04 Camry and after braking hard, the airbag
> light is on and the passenger airbag light shows its off. The dealer
> wants $89 to look at it. Is there a way to reset it without that?
> Does anyone know anyone in NorCal, CenCal or SoCal that would do it for
> me for cheap?
>
> Thanks,
> Alex
>



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Old 04 Mar 2006, 11:04 pm   #6 (permalink)
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Try Autozone, your local store may have an OBD-II reader that will pull
SRS system codes.

Drunken Panda wrote:
> My Camry has 105K miles on it. I think it is out of warrenty.


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Old 05 Mar 2006, 08:47 am   #7 (permalink)
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It's not a computer code - it's an air bag light.
The air bag light monitors functioning of the air bag system which is
comprised of various sensors, plus the wiring, monitoring and
activation.
Your car is newer, but on mine the sensors are in each of the two front
fenders, and in the console.
If you're getting a warning light on hard braking, sounds like a sensor
that is designed to respond only to a high threshold of deceleration
force is registering too early - not enough to set off the air bag, but
enough to trigger the diagnostic light.

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Old 05 Mar 2006, 08:55 am   #8 (permalink)
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Drunken Panda wrote:
"Does anyone know anyone in NorCal, CenCal or SoCal that would do it
for
me for cheap? "
So, Panda, do you like to be paid less than you're worth?
The air bag system is supposed to save you from serious injury or
death.
Sounds like the computer diagnostic portion of the air bag system has
detected a fault and you either need to ignore the warning light, or
fix it properly. Just resetting the light may not be of much value, but
if you search independent mechanics, anyone with a Toyota shop manual
can reset the light.
Chances are, it came on for a reason, and will simply re appear after a
re set.
FWIW - in earlier models, it was reported to go something like this:
===============================================
Use two short grounding wires, [engine diagnostic port] one at TC and
one at AB, then
> >
> > With the key ON
> > TC one second
> > AB one second
> > TC one second
> > AB one second
> > TC one second

>
> But maybe 1.5 seconds, just being pretty close will work though.
>
> Light should be out. Report back with your results.



I approximated the time between grounding TC AND AB (roughly .5 to 1
sec) and
then held Tc to ground and the light flashed continously..I removed the
ground
from TC and Voila' problem solved.I took me two tries....not too
bad.Thanks Alot.

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Old 05 Mar 2006, 04:00 pm   #9 (permalink)
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I figured if there really was a problem, it would come back on after I
reset it. I am a poor college student and want to find a cheaper
solution.

Autozone will not do airbag work.

Thanks,
Alex

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