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Old 06-08-2011, 02:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi guys im new to this site and 4wding, but that aside ive got an 05 hilux and the airbag light has come on. Ive looked at other forums and found it to be the clock spring, and when it went for a service at ultratune the mechanic confirmed that with his computer. Im wondering if anyone else has had this issue and how much it cost to fix it or whether toyota would warrant the issue. Any info would be great.
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Old 06-08-2011, 05:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi Mike

I've done loads of them, it's about $470ish for the part, plus fitting and Toyota say it's not warranty.

The other thing to watch out for is your waterpump, I'm fitting quite a few of these just now.

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Old 26-08-2011, 10:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
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ya ******* u jinxed me. Got my light fixed yesterday and got my rego check, however they didnt put my steering wheel back on straight so went back to get it sorted and sometime between 7pm last night and 4pm today the waterpump seal has gone.
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So that's both things covered then

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Old 28-08-2011, 05:08 PM   #5 (permalink)
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At least u mentioned it, i wouldnt have thought to check for it and had any idea it was common problem. Would u say get the timing belt done whilst im at it. The car has done 140000km and if the radiator is out why not it will make alot more room and make it easier.
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Old 29-08-2011, 07:53 AM   #6 (permalink)
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No need to take the radiator out to do the job, but you do need to take the timing belt and covers off to get to the pump, so I would just get the belt done at the same time.

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Old 29-08-2011, 09:45 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Just FYI. The airbag clock spring is a safety issue so although some dealers say they will charge you for it, if you take it up with Toyota Australia it will be replaced free of charge. Everyone is entitled to one replacement.

I wish I had known about it last year when mine broke. The dealer I went to quoted me $640 for the clockspring plus 1 hr labour. Not happy I looked elsewhere and found a genuine part on eBay in Thailand for $135 delivered. I replaced it myself in about two stubbies.

The timing belt is due to be replaced at 150000km so as you said, you might as well do it now while you're doing the water pump. The T-belt dash light will still come on at 150000km though so you'll just have to go in a get the code cleared.

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Old 29-08-2011, 08:25 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I might try give toyota the bill they gave me and get reimbursed. Im so sick of problems with this hilux, my old 92 lux never had any dramas.hopefully in the long run i chose the right car over the d40
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that's the problem. Toyota used to build them so tough that they never got enough revenue in service and parts.

Looks like that has changed
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