I've been putting if off thinking they would have to take half the dash apart they tell me it's a two hour job. I don't have a passenger very often isn't it disabled if no one is in the seat?Center of the dash area in front of the front passenger seat. You should be able to see the letters SRS engraved in the dash. If you have the glove box and the floor area on the passenger side cleared out you should be good.
Not true. They get paid by Toyota to do this and these types of jobs they actually do pretty well on. Once a tech has done a couple they usually get paid for more time than it actually takes. They'll still tell you two hours, but probably be done in 90 minutes.Now i'm having second thoughts. I'm sure they are not to motivated to do a good job on something they get zero $$$ for. I'm getting close to 200,000 miles.
good to know thanks for the info!Not true. They get paid by Toyota to do this and these types of jobs they actually do pretty well on. Once a tech has done a couple they usually get paid for more time than it actually takes. They'll still tell you two hours, but probably be done in 90 minutes.
Yeah that is my worry the car is old with high miles why do a good job. It may be old with lots of miles but i still depend on it.That's about right....the dealer actually told me the same thing. The R75 recall job actually takes about 90 min to do. But i've heard some horror stories from some of my XRS friends here in Vancouver, BC.....tech strips some screws and over tighten the nuts....basically don't give a shit.....and when you drive the car back home....you'll hear funny rattles and squeaks.Then the dealer denies everything....saying that they did the job perfectly.I just havent gotten the courage to do mine as of yet...besides im the only one in my car at any time.
Ive heard its for the next generation up from ours ( 10 Gen ). So it really doesnt have anything to do with 10 Gen models.Its to get a module installed between airbags and the ECM to avoid interferance in the system that would possibly make the airbags not deploy when intended :they're not opening the dash for this