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Flashing dashboard airbag light in 2003 Toyota Avalon

I have a flashing dashboard airbag light in my 2003 Toyota Avalon. It's been a problem for over 2 years. The entire airbag system has been replaced by Toyota, but the light keeps on flashing intermittently. Any ideas what might be the problem?

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  • finlover59 Apr 29, 2009

    Same here! The dealer cleaned a plug under the front seat a few years ago and the problem stopped for a while, but the airbag light sometimes flashes intermittently on cold days. When I tap the light sharply with my fingers it goes away. My guess is that it's some kind of loose connection behind the dash and not a problem with the airbag itself. But the car is waaay out of warranty and I hesitate to pay for a wild goose chase at the dealership!


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Try wiggling wires under the front seats ,if that dont work then take the builb out

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I have the same issue (03 Avalon XLS) where the air bag light comes on/off at times at varying levels of brightness. What works for me is gently bending the center dashboard console just above the clock up for a few seconds by hand and it goes back off. I suspect the problem everyone has to be something with wiring or shorting in the dashboard area itself, but hope this helps someone have working airbags in their car and saves a life.

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