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dragonsrage86
09-29-2007, 11:27 PM
i have a 1989 toyota celica gt.

it looks like it might have a driver side airbag... but how do i check?

Fuelish
09-29-2007, 11:42 PM
i have a 1989 toyota celica gt.

it looks like it might have a driver side airbag... but how do i check?
Hmmmm, I'm sure it varies by model, for example, I used to have a '91 Tercel...no airbag....now have a '92 Celica vert, has driver side airbag...fwiw.
Do you have the owners manual, perchance ? Dunno if it would help, if it was optional at the time.... can't you somewhat tell by looking at the size of the center of the steering wheel ?
Or, possibly a fuse or relay or something ? ....just tossing out some random quick thoughts. Hopefully someone knowledgeable about that gen will chime in. Wish ya luck in finding out.

celicaGT90_05
09-29-2007, 11:45 PM
my 90 has an air bag, and one way to know is it will say AIR BAG on it somewhere, all cars with them say it somewhere, mines on the steering wheel. If you want to be sure, disconnect your battery and unscrew the face to your steering wheel, there will be a metal box sitting in it if it has an air bag

The Captain
09-30-2007, 12:04 AM
i have a 1989 toyota celica gt.

it looks like it might have a driver side airbag... but how do i check?

hit a wall at about 30mph :hehe: :hehe: :hehe: :hehe:

sorry, couldn't resist.

alltracman78
09-30-2007, 12:40 AM
US spec 89s don't have an airbag.

No 4th gens did.

There are some 89 5th gens.
Those have airbags I believe.
I'm not sure if all 5th gens got airbags or only certain countries.

celica91gts
09-30-2007, 02:28 AM
hit a wall at about 30mph :hehe: :hehe: :hehe: :hehe:

sorry, couldn't resist.

mine has an airbag.... 91 gts, and i got in an accident, and it didnt deploy....

Murgatroy
09-30-2007, 02:30 AM
My `89 has no airbag.

My `90 does.

`90 was teh first year in the US.

Gary
09-30-2007, 02:33 AM
All cars being produced and sold in US after 4/1/1989 are required to have driver's side air bags OR automatic seat belts.

85gtsblackman
09-30-2007, 02:38 AM
all us 5th gens did

hope my face never hits my grant wheel

celicaGT90_05
09-30-2007, 02:41 AM
mine has an airbag.... 91 gts, and i got in an accident, and it didnt deploy....

It's not enough to just be in an accident, it has to actually trip a switch

T-spoon
09-30-2007, 03:49 PM
It's not enough to just be in an accident, it has to actually trip a switch

There are also unscrupulous shops that will disable things instead of fixing them.

cs363
10-01-2007, 10:43 AM
hit a wall at about 30mph :hehe: :hehe: :hehe: :hehe:

sorry, couldn't resist.


:lolhittin I so wanted to say that..... :D