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Toyota Repair/air bag (red indicator) on, all the time


ref: wife's 2006 toyota camry ,
she got (relatively mild) rear-ended  / had car repaired ... 'air bag' (dashboard
, red symbol,, is 'on all the time .......florida has required inspection for
any car involved in crash/damaged (verbage  on title= 'branded' ) ....
would like to remove power, from air bag indicator, in case florida inspection
' happened to see' this air bag (dash) indicator on (red symbol) .....after
passing inspection and getting clear title ... would intend to re-power the
air bag sensors/connections etc ....tried disconnect for all fuses , but 2
sources that turn air bag light off, also stop a running engine ...any
suggestions ?    thank you  for your opinion, regards, paul

Hello, the only way I know to do this is to remove the instrument cluster and take the warning light bulb out but how do you know the are not going to check the functionality of the system by checking to see if the light turns on when the key is turned on?
A rear end collision normally doesn't cause an airbag warning light or any of the sensors to deploy the airbags, only in front end impacts so I'm not sure why the light is even on unless she hit another car in the front. Why not find out what is actually causing the light to be on by having the SRS computer scanned for trouble codes? It may be something simple.

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