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Airbags blocked by wires?
I just installed aftermarket Sirius satellite and Bluetooth kits into my 2011 Camry LE, and as part of the installation I had to run wires through the driver's side A, B, and C pillars, as well as the headliner and various pieces of weather stripping. While everything seems to have worked out well, I am now a little spooked about the possibility of the wires interfering with my side airbags, especially those which are mounted in the A and C pillars. My understanding is that the airbags blow off the plastic panels on the pillars anyway, and so my initial assumption was that even if the wires did run across part of the airbags, they would be expanding with such force that they would not be impeded. However, now I'm starting to second guess that a bit.
For reference, the units I installed are the Sirius SCC1 (satellite receiver), Audiovox SIR-TOY1 (OEM radio integrator), USA SPEC BT35-TOY (Bluetooth), and SFA12M (sharkfin antenna adaptor + wire). I ran an antenna wire from the sharkfin connector in the driver's C pillar out through the headliner, through the top of the B pillar, into the weatherstripping on the A pillar, down underneath the steering column where the receiver is mounted. There is also a microphone wire for the Bluetooth which runs through the headliner from just above the rear view mirror, into the A pillar, then down along the weatherstripping along with the previously mentioned antenna wire.
Does anyone have any experience or advice they can share on this? I appreciate any help you can offer!
Last edited by IanC; 07-30-2013 at 11:47 AM.
Reason: Added more details on part numbers and purposes