NOTE If instrument panel or instrument panel reinforcement is deformed or cracked replace with new part

Removal & Installation

1. Before proceeding, see AIR BAG SAFETY PRECAUTIONS . Turn ignition switch to LOCK position. Disconnect negative battery cable. Wait at least 90 seconds.

2. Remove right and left front door scuff plates and cowl side trim panels. See Fig. 17 . Remove right and left side panels. Remove lower finish panel. Remove glove box door. Remove lower No. 2 finish panel. Disconnect passenger-side air bag module connector. See Fig. 3 .

3. Remove shifter knob and shifter hole cover. See Fig. 11 . Remove upper console panel. Remove rear console box. Remove front console box. Remove lower instrument cover. Remove 2 air bag module-to-instrument panel bolts. Remove 2 air bag module-to-instrument panel reinforcement bolts and remove passenger-side air bag module through top of instrument panel.

4. To install, reverse removal procedure. Tighten passenger-side air bag mounting bolts to specification. See TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS . Check AIR BAG warning light to ensure system is functioning properly. See SYSTEM OPERATION CHECK .

2001 ACCESSORIES/SAFETY EQUIPMENT Toyota - Air Bag Restraint Systems

Passenger-Side Air Bag Module

Toyota Airbag Indicator Light
Fig. 18: Identifying Passenger-side Air Bag Module Courtesy of TOYOTA MOTOR SALES, U.S.A., INC.

SIDE AIR BAG MODULE

Parts Diagram For 2001 Runner

2001 ACCESSORIES/SAFETY EQUIPMENT Toyota - Air Bag Restraint Systems

Removal & Installation Power Seat, Manual Seat Similar

1. Before proceeding, see AIR BAG SAFETY PRECAUTIONS . Disable air bag system. See DISABLING SYSTEM under DISABLING & ACTIVATING AIR BAG SYSTEM. Remove 4 seat track covers, 4 bolts, disconnect electrical connectors, then remove front seat. See Fig. 19 . Remove headrest and front seat cushion shield. Remove sliding knob and reclining knob. Remove front seat cushion cover.

2. Remove seat cushion inner shield screw and shield. Remove seat belt buckle bolt, disconnect connectors and remove buckle. Remove seat cushion front shield. Remove seat cushion lower shield screw and shield. Remove power seat switch. Remove bolts, disconnect connector and remove seat cushion assembly. Remove hog rings at lower seat back frame. Remove 4 bolts and seat back assembly. Remove armrest. Remove side air bag module from seat back assembly.

3. To install, reverse removal procedure. Tighten fasteners to specifications. See TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS . Activate air bag system. See ACTIVATING SYSTEM under DISABLING & ACTIVATING AIR BAG SYSTEM. Check the AIR BAG warning light to ensure system is functioning properly. See SYSTEM OPERATION CHECK .

2001 ACCESSORIES/SAFETY EQUIPMENT Toyota - Air Bag Restraint Systems

Toyota Power Seat Motor
Fig. 19: Identifying Side Air Bag Module (Power Seat Shown, Manual Seat Similar) Courtesy of TOYOTA MOTOR SALES, U.S.A., INC.

SPIRAL CABLE

Removal & Installation

2001 ACCESSORIES/SAFETY EQUIPMENT Toyota - Air Bag Restraint Systems

1. Before proceeding, see AIR BAG SAFETY PRECAUTIONS . Turn ignition switch to LOCK position. Disconnect negative battery cable. Wait at least 90 seconds. Remove driver-side air bag module. See DRIVER-SIDE AIR BAG MODULE .

2. Remove steering wheel. See STEERING WHEEL . Remove upper and lower steering column cover. Disconnect spiral cable connector. Remove 4 screws and spiral cable.

3. To install, reverse removal procedure. Before installing spiral cable, ensure front wheels are in straight-ahead position and spiral cable is properly aligned. See SPIRAL CABLE under ADJUSTMENTS. Tighten steering wheel nut and driver-side air bag module screws to specification. See TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS . Check AIR BAG warning light to ensure system is functioning properly. See SYSTEM OPERATION CHECK .

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