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I have a06 prius, and one day I got hit in the back while

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I have a06 prius, and one day I got hit in the back while driving. Then suddenly the airbag light came on, and stayed on, while I was driving. The passenger warinig light on the right hand side, telling me that it's off even though someone is seating on the passenger side. I check the yellow switches under the passenger and driverside, disconnecte them and sprayed them with electrical lubricant, but still no changed. I check to see if any code will come up, but notihing comes up on my scanner. What is the next step ?
JA: Is anything interfering with the seatbelt latch?
Customer: I don't think so .
JA: What year is your Prius?
Customer: 2006
JA: Are you fixing your Prius yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: yes, and I disconneected the srs switches under the passenger and driver side, and reconnected them but no changed
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Greg replied 12 months ago.

Hi, I'm Greg (Indy-Tech).
Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question now, and will post back with your reply ASAP.
Rgds Greg.

Expert:  Greg replied 12 months ago.

Hi Emmanuel .

What make of scan tool are you using to check for Airbag codes .

Rgds Greg

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
autel ( AL519), doesn't give me access to my SRS.
Expert:  Greg replied 12 months ago.

Good little tool but no access to ABS or Airbag .

You most likely have the common issue of a bad seat sensor ,this is why its not

switching on or off the passengers airbag.(Will trip airbag warning light ON).

see you have tried to clean the connection as this is also common failure point

if this did not work most likely the seat sensor .

Get the codes read with a airbag code reader to be sure .

Need further assistance with this issue then please get back to me with the reply box below .
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Kind regards Greg

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
I will try that, thank you.
Expert:  Greg replied 12 months ago.

Sounds Good all the best .

Let me know what codes you have ,if its just the seat sensor we have a way round this to save you lots of cash .