Is there a way to "fix" the seatbelts that are locked in place in a 2001 tacoma from being wrecked? I'll take it apart soon, but just wanted to see if anyone had any experience with this. ALso, Can I just pop a new airbag in the truck without it blowing up in my face? there? I read that the tacoma airbag sensors are a magnet/ball and that they "reset" with the ball back to the magnet after the wreck.
Here's the recommended procedure from my collision estimating software.
Echo Coupe/Sedan 2001
Land Cruiser 2001
MR-2 Spyder 2001
Tacoma Double Cab 2001
Tacoma Prerunner 2001
Tacoma Std/Ext Cab 2001
Tundra Std/Ext Cab 2001
PARTS THAT MUST BE REPLACED FOLLOWING A DEPLOYMENT
* Steering wheel pad
* Passenger airbag assembly
* Front impact sensors (both)
* Airbag sensor assembly
* All seat belt pretensioners
* Any damaged restraint system part
PARTS THAT MUST BE INSPECTED AND REPLACED IF DAMAGED
* Spiral cable
* Steering wheel
* Instrument panel
* Instrument panel reinforcement
* Glove compartment or glove compartment door
* SRS wire harness and connector
* Any restraint system part or wiring identified by diagnostic check
DISABLE PROCEDURE AND TIME
(Always Check Service Manual)
1. Turn ignition switch to LOCK and remove key.
2. Disconnect and isolate negative battery cable.
3. Wait 90 seconds.
I have an airbag and steering wheel for sale if you're interested. You might as well replace everything listed above if you value your safety. Toyota seat belts are junk anyway. You'll spend more time than they're worth trying to rewind them, if it's even possible.