Airbag Simulator/Emulator for Toyota & Lexus

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These dongles emulate the presence of a 2.2Ω airbag or seatbelt pretensioner when plugged into a Toyota/Lexus/Scion, to help filter out false-positive airbag warnings when seats are removed.

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Please read this whole page to make sure you order the correct dongles!

These dongles fit only these following connectors:

Dongle StyleFloor-Side Receptacle
(Female)
Seat-Side Plug
(Male)
Round90980-1269890980-12697
Square90980-1188690980-11992
Legacy90980-1186490980-11863

(The connector part number is embossed finely on the connector.)

Which dongle(s) does my car need?

Vehicles may vary by trim level and region, so confirm the connectors at your seats before ordering! Email me if the table has any error.

*NOTE: Removing a Front Seat?

Front Seat Instructions

If there are any 4-pin or 6-pin connectors (besides the yellow airbag connector) between your vehicle’s floor and seat, it means the front seats contain additional electronics such as the occupant classification system (OCS), seat belt buckle sensor, and/or seat position sensor. If these are disconnected, the vehicle may show an airbag error even if the airbag itself has been emulated with a dongle. Therefore, in addition to using an airbag simulator, you may need to do the following, depending on your vehicle.

Front Driver SeatFront Passenger Seat
RemoveRemove from the original seat the seat position sensor and seat belt buckle. You can locate these components by following the wires from the connectors. Keep these connected to the car.

Start the car and verify there's no SRS error.

Unplug the seat belt buckle and see if any error appears — you may be able to omit it depending on the vehicle.
Remove from the original seat the occupant classification ECU (black box under seat), the 4 weight sensors bolted to each corner of the seat base, and the seat belt buckle. Keep them connected to the car. Start the car and verify there's no SRS error. Unplug the seat belt buckle and see if any error appears — you may be able to omit it depending on the vehicle.

Example (2023 Sienna):
Replace with aftermarketIf your original seat has a seat position sensor, it is used to inform the airbag system when or at what level to deploy the driver airbag(s), based on the driver's seating position. It is typically an inductive sensor that senses whether part of the seat rail is occluding it, which depends on the seat's sliding position.

Observe whether a metal rail occludes the middle of this sensor when the seat is adjusted for your position. Remove this sensor from the old seat. Mount it to the new seat in such a way that the same occlusion (or lack thereof) occurs with the new seat.

Also remove the seat belt buckle from the original seat and keep it connected to the car.

Now start the car and verify there's no SRS error.

Unplug the seat belt buckle and see if any error appears — you may be able to omit it depending on the vehicle.
Do the above, but also make sure the passenger airbag remains activated, as in the "pass airbag" light indicates "on" whenever a passenger is seated. This may require a zero-point calibration using Techstream and/or bolting the weight sensors to the new seat's base.

Features

Ensuring Safety

“SRS Airbag System Malfunction”: the car doesn’t specify whether it’s the seat you removed, or a real problem with another airbag. Use this dongle to filter out false positives and have the error appear only when there’s an actual malfunction.

Positive Locking

Push the connector in, and it self-locks. It can only be pulled out when the female connector’s white tab is pressed. This design prevents accidental disconnections by children, pets, vibrations, etc.

Convenient Ergonomics

Easy to plug and unplug without any tools. Convenient for those who often remove and reinstall 2nd-row seats.

Heat & UV Resistance

3D-printed from polycarbonate, a tough plastic that endures high temperatures and UV radiation.

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Applications

  • Camper van conversion
  • Wheelchair-accessible van conversion
  • Cargo/utility van conversion
  • Hearse conversion
  • Racing seat installation
  • Transporting pets
  • Moving furniture
  • SRS diagnostics

Safety Warnings

  1. You are making changes to the SRS airbag system at your own risk. I am not responsible for any injury, death, or loss resulting from improper use. This product should only be used when a seat is removed; not to substitute a missing, malfunctioning or deployed airbag.
  2. Disconnect the vehicle’s battery and wait at least 30 seconds before unplugging or plugging an airbag.

Instructions

  1. Always disconnect the car battery and wait at least 30 seconds before disconnecting or reconnecting an airbag or airbag-equipped seat.
  2. Push the airbag emulator dongle into the yellow receptacle meant for the airbag connection, until you hear a click.
  3. Try tugging on the dongle — it should not pull out easily unless you push or pull the receptacle’s latch mechanism.
  4. Don’t forget the additional procedures if using for a front seat.

Shipping

Made in California, USA; shipping worldwide. See shipping time estimates at the checkout page. Take into account that orders are shipped next-business-day.

International buyers are responsible for any import fees or duties that may apply. Canada customers beware: UPS charges customs brokerage fees while USPS doesn’t.

Warranty & Return Policy

Limited Nontransferable Lifetime Warranty

Lifetime Functional Guarantee

The airbag emulator has a lifetime guarantee to fulfill the following:

  1. Provide a 2.2Ω (± 10%) resistance across the two pins of the designated mating receptacle of a listed vehicle;
  2. Mechanically insert into and latch with the designated mating receptacle of a listed vehicle.

Nontransferable

The guarantees above are made to only the original purchaser.

Returns

  • Defective (i.e. the product does not meet the above Lifetime Functional Guarantee): free-of-charge return or replacement.
  • Change-of-mind or ordering mistakes: buyer covers return shipping cost.

Exceptions

The above guarantees do not apply when:

These scenarios will be handled as ordering mistakes.

Requests

Please email brad@bradshacks.com to initiate any warranty/returns requests. Please also reach out about any situation not listed above.

FAQ

QuestionAnswer
How can I remove the seat carriages or rails?The process is extremely involved. While the outboard rails are bolted top-down, the inboard rails are bolted from under the floor. I haven't done it myself, but here's Toyota's instructions. An alternative way is to cut the inboard rails and slide the carriage out of the opening.
Do I need airbag simulators to remove 3rd row seats?No, because the 3rd row seats don't contain airbags. The white connectors going to those seats is for the seat belt sensors only.
Does it work for [another model]?Only if your vehicle has the exact same yellow connectors as shown at the top of this page. If in doubt, email to brad@bradshacks.com:
• vehicle model & year
• what modification you're doing to the vehicle
• which seat or airbag is being removed
• photos of the connectors
Will this void my vehicle's warranty?It depends on your country. Under 15 U.S. Code § 2302 enacted by the Magnuson–Moss Warranty Act, the manufacturer cannot deny warranty service because of a user modification unless they can prove that the mod caused the problem for which the user is demanding repair. For example, Toyota may not refuse warrantying the engine when you've modified the seats, since those are unrelated. Nevertheless, to avoid unnecessary questions from your dealership, consider removing the dongles and putting the seats back when you bring it in.
Does the airbag warning mean ALL airbags are not working? Does removing 2nd-row seats also disable front airbags?Airbag Control Modules are not designed to disable all airbags when some airbags are disconnected. However, since the airbag warning message doesn't specify WHICH airbag is malfunctioning, it's dangerous to assume there is no other airbag problem whenever the warning light is on. Using an airbag simulator for the removed seat filters out these false positives and allows you to detect when there is a real malfunction.
Does using this airbag emulator affect my other airbags?No, because the airbags are connected in parallel to the SRS ECU and activated independently.

Additional information

Weight3.5 g
Dimensions4 × 1 × 1 cm
Version

Round Plug, Round Plug + Square Plug, Legacy Plug, Square ONLY: EMAIL BEFORE ORDERING

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gaetan lauzier

Hello, i intend to remove only the middle left seat and the small middle seat as well (8 passengers config). In this case I assume i only need one dongle. Is this correct?

Terry Thone

Excellent job on showing how to remove the seats safely. Beautiful job on creating the housing for the resistor. I have a major concern on how Toyota has a $1,000 handicap incentive which typically requires removing the seats for those in wheelchairs. This is the oxymoron that big business and… Read more »

Igor

Did somebody try to use the airbag simulator dongle for older Toyota vehicles? I looked at the connector at my Toyota Sienna 2008, and the yellow airbag connector looks somewhat different. It looks like it was modified for next Toyota generation cars.

Putko Mafanni

Your website says $15, but when I go to pay, PayPal says $19. Getting a little greedy, aren’t we? Can’t blame you though. With no alternatives now it’s your time to shine and make a buck. Not from me though

Eh

Not a very relevant comment. I just thought it was interesting. I bought a 2021 Sienna and live on an island in Alaska. I’ll receive my dongle before I receive my new car. It takes about 2 weeks on the barge. I’ll be using it as a mail delivery vehicle.… Read more »

Brian Bebee

Are 2022 out yet ?

Amy

When will the 2022 be available. I have a 2022 that I can not drive as the airbag light is on so the vehicle is not inspectable. Took the seats out to put wheelchair in van.

raphe

Taking a 2022 in a few weeks. Do you have a dongle yet for 2022 ?
I live in the bay area. Can take measurements 🙂

Jean

Hi Brad : ) 1- If I plug the air bag simulator for a Sienna 2022 for the seat of the second row before repluging the battery…. I won’t have to reboot the computer and and it will work as usual that’s right ? 2- And if I remove the… Read more »

Jean

1- if I remove the third row, is there more airbags and do I need to by other simulators of some other sorts? 2- If I plug the air bag simulator for a Sienna 2022 for the seat of the second row before repluging the battery…. I won’t have to… Read more »

Varg Sutton

I just plugged a couple of them into my 2022 XLE and they work perfectly. Make sure you disconnect the battery (after you open the doors), then plug the dongles in. Plug the battery back in and you might have to slightly assist the doors closed but they’ll work as… Read more »

Mario Cioppa

ok so going through the comments and it looks like 2022 is compatible (8 passenger config). So I need 2 b/c middle seat doesn’t have a bag? Also, my rear seats bounce up and down when they’re not “erect”….lol. that can’t be normal.

Matt

nice work – has anyone of your customers tried this on an LC200 landcruiser? I have 2nd row removed for overlanding and would like to turn off error light on dash

Peter Dion

Hi Brad! Thank you so much for researching and engineering this solution. I have a 2022 Sienna XLE, I see others here on your site saying your solution works for our models. Please confirm that this is true. Also I want to remove both 2nd row seats, how many dongles… Read more »

Aaron

I have sienna XSE 2022 and it does has 2 yellow connector. I guess I cannot remove my second row seat yet until you create the second dongle. Does any one know the 2021 dongle work both connector?

Joe

Will this work in a 2003 Sienna front passenger seat?

Aaron

Any news yet for 2022 Sienna second Dongle?

Snowball

Looking for a rav4 2021 hybrid xle front seat.

John Rico

Hi I’m impressed with your technology solution in removing the 2nd row seats and simulator solution. I own a Sienna 2021 XSE, 7 seater. I like to install the seats in reverse. center row seats facing to the rear. I realize I may have to switch Left to right side… Read more »

John Rico

Hi I’m impressed with your technology solution in removing the 2nd row seats and simulator solution. I own a Sienna 2021 XSE, 7 seater. I like to install the seats in reverse. center row seats facing to the rear. I realize I may have to switch Left to right side… Read more »

Corbin

Got out square and round dongles yesterday in the mail plugged them in and they work perfectly.

Thank you so much

jeffreytrip

Thank you so much!!!! You are a hero to the sienna van lifers!!!!!

ioan constantinescu

Hi Brad, Great work! For a SIENNA 2022, LE AWD, 8-Pass: In the picture above I see three connectors: 1) – One White plug. 2) – One “Round” plug, Yellow, works with 90980-12697 and 90980-12698. 3) – One “Square” plug, Yellow, works with 90980-11992 and 90980-11886. Can you explain what… Read more »

Billie Barker

Can just the passenger side second row be turned to face rear? And the drivers side second row removed & add 1 dongle? Tips for doing this?

Don

A+++. 2022 Sienna LE Works!
I bought two of the round Airbag Simulators a few weeks ago and have driven a few hundred miles since I installed them.

Fritz

Hi Brad, will this also work for TOYOTA LANDCRUISER 200 SERIES 2010 model second row seats?

Robert Quevillon

Bonjour,j’ai commandé 2 simulateur de air bag rond pour une Sienna le 8 passager 2022 pour pouvoir enlever les 2 sièges arrière,mais est-ce que le témoin de ceinture de sécurité va rester allumé dans le Dashboard?est-qu’il va y avoir un son de coche d’avertissement de ceinture pas attaché?

Paul Smith

Hi Brad, I just installed your dongle into my 2016 Prius 3 Touring’s removed passenger seat socket. It fit perfectly, however, the airbag dash light remains on (but no SRS warning appears). Is that correct? I would have assumed the airbag light would go off. Also, does the 2.2 resistor… Read more »

Andrew Chen

Has this every been attempted or do you have knowledge of this work for a toyota FJ cruiser 2008 I believe they use the round yellow connectors for the SRS.

THANKS!

Brad

Hey Brad I have a 22 Sienna .. 8 passenger LE.. just want to order the correct toggles.. is that the square ones? and only 2 are needed ? Thank You

Aaron Cohen

Hi Brad, I just purchased the legacy plug airbag simulator for the passenger seat of my 2017 Toyota 4runner. Do you know if one would need a an OCS stimulator for this make/model? If so, do you sell those as well or can you suggest where to purchase them?

james porter

I see this dongle is listed to work on 2022 RAV4. Anyone know if it will work on my 2022 RAV4 hybrid LE? Which one do I need?

Anio13

THANK YOU!

Michelle

Thank you Brad for coming up with this great dongle. I bought 2 round plugs for our 2022 Toyota Sienna. We have no more annoying airbag message. Each plug cost $15 +shipping handling and taxes of course. At the end of the day you can spend an easy $20. ($40… Read more »

Jay

What plugs is for a 2017 BRZ?

Scott

This is exactly what I’ve been looking for, for a couple of different vehicles as follows: 1. 2017 Subaru Crosstrek. I would like to remove the front passenger seat for additional space, and need an airbag simulator for this seat. 2. 2012 Jeep Wrangler JKU. Same thing here, I would… Read more »

Ewan C. Park

Hi! Looks like a great product. I have a 2014 Prius (Generation 3). The chart only shows Prius from 2016 on. Would the Legacy still work for a 2014?

Megan

Brad, awesome page and solution! Have you happened to get your hands on a 2023 8 passenger Sienna to know what dongles it would need yet? We plan to purchase one soon and would like to be able to the options of removing seats using your guide and dongle solution.… Read more »

Ryan

Which one for a 2015 tacoma. And how many are required?

T.Dill

Will this work on a 2010 fj cruiser?

CeAnne Taylor

Hi, which would I need for a 2023 toyota sienna xle 7 seats

Curt

Will the 7 seat 2023 Sienna (XLE AWD) use the same dongles as the 2022? Is one of each (round and square) required, or 2 of each? Thanks.

Sam

Hi Brad…. Pretty impressed by your work… ! We are about to have a new Toyota Hiace panel van delivered early next year and Toyota have said that the rear seats can’t be removed due to the airbag light issue… Below is a link to the toyata van.. https://www.toyota.co.nz/new-car/hiace/HIACE-HSHA-SI4/?skuCode=HIACE-HSHA-SI4-3L5-11# We… Read more »

Chris

Hi
I have a 2014 Tundra with both front seats replaced with PRP racing seats. Will these simulators make the airbag light disappear? I read I may need resistors too?

Thank you

Aria

Hi Brad, I have a 2020 Camry XSE and the front passenger side occupancy sensor(s) malfunctioned and the srs airbag light stays on and makes this annoying chime for 5 min. I was wondering if this bypass would fit the camry and if this is the right product for my… Read more »

Chris Engo

Brad, Just did the whole seat-removal process on our 2022 Sienna XLE AWD, 2nd row captains chairs. Your process and sequence is spot on, the dongles do the magic, nothing on my display, It’s now a 2-person rolling crash-pad with a pop-up kitchen out of the rear well. Thanks for… Read more »

Lane

I’m not tech savvy at all. I had my two middle captains chairs removed from my 2022 Toyota Sienna XLE for my Freeway Camper Kit. The plugs they sent don’t fit and one of the prongs broke when I was trying to install them. The round plugs that you made… Read more »

Jaron Jarvinen

Hi Brad,
We have a 2022 Highlander Platinum that we would like to remove the second row captain seats. Do you know if the simulators would work for us?
Thank you.

Mary Ann

Hi. I have a 2022 Sienna modified by Braunability to be wheelchair accessible. It has also been adapted with hand controls for braking and acceleration. I have been getting the message described in your video and it is driving me crazy! Your video is the first hope I have found… Read more »

Rachel

Hi Brad. I have a 2023 Sienna. I purchased one square and one round per your instructions. When I went to remove my seats I noticed that there are actually 3 plugs instead of the 2 that I saw in your Youtube instructional. I noticed that you have an image… Read more »

BrianMcCavitt

I just removed the middle row seats and plugged in the dongles. No alarm. Worked perfectly. Thank you. Now do you have any idea how to turn off the seat belt light?

Jacqui

Hey Brad, will you guys be developing a dongle for the new Landcruiser 300 Series? (2nd row seats)

Jose Silverio

Will this work for a 2022 Tundra? The srs air bag malfunction lights comes on and off. Dealer has made three different attempts to turn it off and no luck.

Rod

I need one for a 2008 yaris. Do you have one by chance?

Julian choi

I unplugged the airbag plug while battery was still attached. Never removed the seat, just plugged the plug bqck in but the airbag warning stays on,, is this a major issue?

fugangniu

2022 Toyota Sienna

Artur

hi is it working for sienna 2023??

Montey Michael

Do you have a resistor that will simulate curtain air bags on a 2022 Toyota Tacoma

Kelly

Hi Brad, After about 2 weeks of no airbag light, I now have the airbag warning light appearing on the dash. I have a 2021 Sienna with the second row removed and dongles in place. I just received a 3rd dongle for my front passenger seat, which I hope to… Read more »

Kelly

Do you happen to make a dongle for the occupant sensing system for the front seat of a 2021 LE? I do not know how to “transplant the OCS (occupant classification system) controller and sensors from the original seat.”

Vince

I’m looking for Toyota hiace airbag simulator for the second row. I just check the plug is with 6 pin , square. Do you have any stock?

Vince

Hello, Brad. Have you receive my email? I sent you the picture of my car, model and simulator I need.

Chonghwan Yun

so, I will need to buy four of these units don’t I?

Min

hi i just bought a round plug for my 2021 seinna this week, but it doesn’t work. I have try replug and restart the car, but the airbag message still there.

Andy

Hi do you have a bypass plug for 2007 Toyota 4 Runner Curtain Air Bags that have been
removed ?

EP

Very pleased ~ the round dongles worked for my rear seats (middle row) in my GX460. Easy install.

Susan Carol De La Paz

2023 8-passenger Sienna
Perfect! Snapped right in and worked like a charm! 🙂

scott

will this work to disable one side of the side curtain airbags that run the length down the side of the car? where is the point of connection? is the connection near the silver tube that is located behind the second row seat belt adjuster (on the side pilar adjacent… Read more »

Dolama

Passt Toyota Proace verso 2022

Nick

Hello, AIRBAG SIMULATOR/EMULATOR FORdriver roof airbag RX 350 2017

Danny

Hi. I just purchased a 21 hybrid sienna xle. I’m not very handy. how many plugs do I have to purchase to cover the removal of front passenger, middle passenger and rear seats to ensure connections. Also what would be earliest they could be shipped. Awesome work btw.

Laura

Thank you for the video and the solution. I just got my AWD 2023 sienna, just double checking that I need both the round and square for each 2nd row seat? Thanks again.

David

My Sienna 2023 XLE has 3 connectors not 2. The round and square fit into the 2 colored (yellowish) connectors. I left the white connector bare, without an insert and everything is working. Also I did not disconnect the battery during the seat removal process. I’m not sure what risks… Read more »

Eric

My 2023 Sienna XLE is now FIXED. Thank you. Just like the chart says one square and one round for each seat (4 total). So worth it.

Andrii Grygoriev

Hi, I have Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited 2020. I ordered round plug and doesn’t fit.

Ray

trying to find a plug for my 2021 4runner trail , it says it needs Legacy* , but theres no option to buy it

Peter

On the 2014 Sienna you have to plug in the seatbelt to remove all warnings.

Do any of these connectors work for the curtain airbags in the middle back pillars?

Rick R

Hey Brad, I have a 2018 4Runner TRD Off Road and want to remove the front passenger seat for a platform build. Will the Legacy dongle cancel the airbag warning light? Thank you.

Richard park

Can I pickup in orange county area?? Because I lost 1
I am going trip
562-544-3697

Ray

Hi , was wondering if there is a “Legacy*” plug for option , for a 2023 toyota 4runner trail

Michael

Do you have any idea about a 2003 Toyota Sienna? Thanks.

David

Any update on when we can expect the OCS module?

Chuck

Brad – I have a 2023 Sienna XSE. Do I need both the round and the square dongle for each middle seat (7 seat model)?

Lex

Worked great, thank you! I pulled the smaller back seat out of my 2010 Lexus RX and couldn’t get the warning lights to turn off even with the battery disconnected. I spent a fruitless afternoon taking the seat in and out and trying to troubleshoot. But, your legacy plug fixed… Read more »

Tom

I ordered an emulator for my 2012 Scion iQ for the front passenger seat that I removed. Although it physically fits, it does not stop the airbag light.

Bob Brown

Hey Brad. I drive a 23 .Sienna. ? I have, 1. Rear middle seat was removed by another person, not sure battery disconnect was preformed prior to seat removal. 2. I received the proper emulators from you, installed following your instructions but warning light error was NOT cleared. Any suggestions… Read more »

John P

Hey Brad, I have a Toyota Sienna 2022 XLE. What plugs do I purchase for the middle seats? I wanted to make sure before I purchase. Also how many plugs do I have to purchase for both middle seats remove? Thank you.

Trent

I just took out my 2nd and 3rd row setas from my 2011 lexus gx460. Please confirm which fitment I will need reactivate the airbags and turn off the dash light.

erik

have 08 tacoma, wondering if the emulator would work on the side air bags that drop from above the doors

Emilian

Hi, which one to use for a 2007 lexus gs? Thank you, great product. I put after market seats and want to bypass that light.

J.

2010 Toyota Highlander- Will the round also work for this model? I notice your table shows only to 2014 as older models.

Emilian

Am, do you have some more info about removing the front seats and bypass-ing the airbag with your product? The info from that front seat sections is kinda wag. Thank you.

John

Hi, Brad, I have a Toyota Sienna 2024 XLE.7 seats, I am going to remove one 2nd seat, which product do I need?