Passenger side seat belt light

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    Default Passenger side seat belt light

    Recently I noticed that the passenger side seat belt light sometimes is flashing, sometimes is not (when is not buckled). Anyone else has such problem?

    My vehicle is 2003 SR5.

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    There is a weight sensor located in the seat bottom.

    Do/Did you have anything on the seat, a gallon of milk, back pack, magazines etc? Any of those could cause the seat belt light to flash.
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    It happens when someone is sitting on and not buckled up. Also the gas gauge is not pointed to FULL when the gas is full. It used to point to FULL.

    They are not big deal, just annoying.

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    Originally posted by peanutlen
    It happens when someone is sitting on and not buckled up.
    That is what it is supposed to do! It is telling them to put on their seat belt. Yours does it too in the instrument cluster!

    I don't have any idea about the gas gauge, mine always reads over "F" when I leave the gas station.
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    but I dont think the drivers side has a weight sensor, its just always on if the belt isnt buckled.

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    thecarguy,

    Yes, there is a sensor. My dealer just ordered the new part.

    If you use hand to press on the passenger seat hard enought, you will find the flash light on and off even when no one sits on.

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    no, im talking about the driver side, the light will always be on unless the belt is buckled. or at least its that way in my seq.

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    These are just my thoughts on the subject. . .

    The drivers side light does stay on if the belt isn't fastened. This is the typical newer vehicle reminder to buckle up.

    On the other hand, the passenger side light flashes because the air bag can be activated and deactiviated with the ignition key. My thought is that since it can be deactivated for the purpose of installing a child seat up front, they (mothers, engineers, lawyers, bureaucrats, etc.) wanted the visual warning that the air bag system was on and that someone/thing is in the seat to be very obvious and annoying.

    I too don't like the fact that stuff I ocassionally throw into the seat causes it to flash, but I do like the extra and obvious warning it provides.

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    Default Air Bag Disable?

    You mentioned you can disable the passenger airbag with the ignition key. How? I don't see a place to insert the key like my Tacoma has. On the Tacoma there is a panel with a key slot that says Passenger air bag on-off.

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    Default On the tundras

    The tundras have a disable switch on the right of the center console. The passenger seatbelt light is on the end right and a key switch is there to disable the air bag.



    I asked a sequoia person the same question. Will let you know when I get an answer if you don't get one sooner.
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    That switch is only on the pickups. The cut off is for children and if you are in a vehicle like the Sequoia, the safest place for a child is in the back seat.....thus no switch.
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    Whoops, I didn't even think about the differences. Thanks for corecting my error, and sorry for any confusion.

    I wonder if Toyota just used the same set up for the warning lamps in both vehicles. Just another thought.

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    Default Re: Passenger side seat belt light

    So can you disable the flashing driver's side seat belt warning? just unplug the harness from under the driver's seat?

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