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    The SRS airbag light came on this morning (or actually did not go off after the 6 second self test time) on 2007 Hilux DC. Any known causes or common problems that cause this (before I ask the stealers to fix).

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    Most common faults with airbags are the connector plugs that is not connected propperly or high resistance on the terminals.There is safety rules regarding SRS ,so if you dont know what to do rather leave it.
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    You can also take it to your nearest dealer and let them scan the vehicle's diagnostics for you. (5 Mins and it's Free)

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    My 99 2.7 did the same thing.
    Took Toyota two days to find the fault. It was the movable activation contact behind the steering wheel that was faulty

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    Hi Guys,

    Was about to start a thread on this myself but alas.

    Same has happened to me with my 2005 2.7 @ 92,000km, my B.I.L's 2005 3.0 D4D @ 81,000km and my other B.I.L's 2006 2.7 @ 65,000km.

    The last two were both repaired under the 3 year / 100 000km warranty but my warranty has expeired 4 months ago, NICE!!

    I had the stealers do a diagnostics test and their little machine immediately reported that the "Squib - Connector" on the steering wheel was but FUBAR.

    What actually interested me more was the mechanic that did the diagnostic test for me, actuaaly told me that it cause for the SRS light was what he calls the "spiral - connector" on the steering wheel BEFORE he even hooked up his diagnostic machine! I then asked him if this is a common problem and he said yes, quite common but typically fixed via warranty claims between the dealer and TSA.

    I am lucky winner here as my vehicle has only recently gone out of warranty, but I have managed to get the following prices to have it fixed out of my pocket:

    Labour @ 30min: R250-00
    Part: R1480-00
    VAT: R242-20
    Total: R1972-20

    I am very interested in hearing from all other Hilux owners w.r.t. this SRS Airbag light and which of you have experienced this.

    I am not going to pay for something which seems to be an inherent problem on the current Hilux's.

    Will keep my eyes on this thread!

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    Taking it to the dealers on Friday. Will report back what the cause of the problem is.

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    Got it back from the dealer. They replaced the "Squib - Connector".

    Incidnetally, I spoke to the workshop manager, on avergage they replace +/- 15 of these, at their workshop, on a monthly basis.

    So it seems like the Toyota build quality is a thing of the past

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    Nice Thread!

    I had the same issue now with my 2002 KZTE!, I was away in Cederberg, and the light just would not turn off... I tried to reset the ECU with removing the battery terminal, nothing, wrote a post on the Hilux4x4.co.za forum.. lots of help, and was told it was prob this squib connector, search my van for any broken wires. nothing.

    Called Toyota, chatted to one of their top dawgs, told me to book it in ASAP at some crazy hourly rate... eish! Luckly for me I waiting until my friends workshop opened.. www.ferroli.co.za we ran a Diagnostic test, report said OPEN CONNECTION - PASSENGER AIR BAG... opened the Glove Box, unplugged and replugged in the Airbag Connector, and WALA! Light off... problem solved! Cost = R0.00

    Sometimes its something alot smaller then what the stealerships tell you, so check your cables connectors first, or PM for a Diagnostic Test if you in Cape Town!

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    haha, so funny ... you know Murpheys Law... well ...

    Driving home last night, had to drop off some racing shocks for our Challenge Car and as I left the place... LIGHT ON! hahah I laughed.... and Laughed... got abit worried that is could be something else, but seems that it was the same thing! Fixed again, must be a loose wired in the connector...
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    My 2005 3d4d did the same the problem is with the driver side airbag. Toyata Ermelo call it the spiral. They replaced it for R1250 that is for part,labour,total cost. The guys here say +/- every 100000km.

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    I have the same problem with my 2007 D4D after 80 000km. Dealer also says the spiral cable need to be replaced for R1500.00.
    I think there is just a loose connection somewhere. How do I find it? Thats the problem!

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    Some more info.....



    SRS wire diagram.pdf


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    I had the same problem with my 2007 4L V6 after about 110 000km. Checked the connections, no fix. Finally took it to the stealers. R1500 later had the spiral cable replaced. Problem fixed.

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    spiral cable 90 000km 2oo7 fortuner 3.0d4d replaced

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    Quote Originally Posted by I84RIS View Post
    So it seems like the Toyota build quality is a thing of the past
    YOU SAID IT!!

    And its a pity really. Toyota used to known for superior build quality. Looks like toyota's wheels are coming off now. How many recalls did they have now in quite a short while and now this?

    What do you huys think went wrong?

    If I have to guess:

    1. Toyota is focusing more on quantity these days - lacking the usual superb quality. (Afterall, they do sell a lot more cars than other brands)

    2. Trying to cut production costs - more profit

    Sure these things do exist with other manufacturers as well, but not to such an extend where the general public is starting to ask questions - people who does not even own a toyota (like me)

    It's quite scary actually

    And yet, if you consider to buy something like a KIA or Hyundai (which is doing pretty damn good lately) you will still always get the "rather buy a toyota" comment

    I am not bashing the toyota brand, but merely pointing out that maybe it is time for toyota to go back to the drawing board and start to do things the way they did before.

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    On my 2007 Fortuner (hilux stationwagon) my airbag warning light came on at 110,000 km. Luckily I had purchased the extended waranty, so It was replaced on Toyota's cost. Around R2000.
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    I think I see a trend. My 2007 2.7D/C has 57000km on clock. Airbag light came on on Wednesday afternoon.
    Called stealers and was told to bring it in the next morning. Mechanic did a diagnostics test and "cleared" it. I was told it must have been a power surge or something as it was not stored in the "memory" ie. it msut have been trigered by something previously.
    Came on again on Friday afternoon on my way to Addo.
    On my way back now to give them a piece of my mind (the part SWAMBO has not chewed on all weekend about this!!)
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    Airbag light came on yesterday afternoon. Took it to Toyota this morning, still waiting for the verdict.
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    Bushlapa Vlooi nr B85,

    Now called "Stokstertjie"
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    Verdict: Spiral Cord needs to be replaced R2000.00.
    [SIGPIC]
    Bushlapa Vlooi nr B85,

    Now called "Stokstertjie"
    Hilux D4D DC


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    Light came on on my 2007 Fortuner D-4D 116 500km last week. Spiral Cord replaced R2000.00.

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