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Driver side A pillar grab handle.

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010-2024)' started by Jimmycue, Sep 15, 2019.

  1. Feb 22, 2024 at 3:43 PM
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    How'd you contact him???? I used the gmail.com e-mail from the "other" forum.
     
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    I dropped a couple washers down A-pillar while installing Jason's bracket. Fortunately, they didn't rattle, and even more fortunately, they worked their way out to the floor after about 5k miles.
     
  3. Feb 22, 2024 at 7:56 PM
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    His gmail account. In a few places it is noted that he is busy and travels for work, so may take a few days.

    Note: I have a couple of email addresses. I used one, and I think maybe it went to his junk mail folder. I emailed him from my other address and got an answer in 3 minutes. Put "Bracket Needed" in the title.

    If you don't hear from him in a few days, let me know and I can tell him you need one too. He says they are available right now, first come first served as always.
     
  5. Feb 22, 2024 at 11:25 PM
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    Note to self: don't do this when I install. Maybe tie a retrieval thread around them. :thumbsup:

    I saw someone who substituted a plastic spacer, but that doesn't really seem necessary to me.
     
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  6. Feb 23, 2024 at 9:22 AM
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    Thanks. Ordered the parts and just need the bracket!!
     
  7. Feb 23, 2024 at 9:25 AM
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    Parts from KTJO or just the Toyota handle?
     
  9. Feb 23, 2024 at 9:33 AM
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    Handle and fillers.
     
  10. Feb 23, 2024 at 9:51 AM
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    I verified from past emails sent that that is the correct email address.
     
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    My 2015 has a curtain airbag on the A pillar.

    What happens to it?
     
  12. Feb 23, 2024 at 11:51 AM
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    The curtain airbag is on the door window side of the handle, just like the passenger side. It will deploy as intended. One member on here found that out the hard way.

    [​IMG]
     
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    I agree. To add some more detail, the handle installs forward of the airbag and forward of the airbag's deployment path. Also, don't forget to disconnect the battery before doing the work, just in case.
     
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  14. Feb 23, 2024 at 12:19 PM
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    Now you tell me...:confused:
     
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    How did this happen? A nicked electric wire triggering inflation?
     
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    He was in an accident that totaled his 4R, and the airbag deployed even though he had the handle.
     
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    Oh, I thought it happened during bracket installation.
     
  18. Feb 23, 2024 at 2:05 PM
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    Works as intended!

    I did!

    No nicked wires, wish it would have been that easy...

    Yes, @glwood54 is correct, driver side airbag deployed just as the passenger bag did.
     
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    Thanks for the info
     
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  20. May 8, 2024 at 11:01 AM
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    Update: The KTJO A-pillar trim cover mysteriously developed an unsightly bulge on the front edge by the windshield, about where the bottom bolt sits. I don't have a photo, sorry. All that to say, I took it all off and went back to the oem trim cover with the Toyota handle. The quality of the oem trim cover is better, and no more bulge. I now have a bit less finger room on the handle, but overall the original mod is working great.

    I did use a hair dryer to try and straighten out the KTJO trim cover, and that seems to have worked. I'm letting it sit in the workshop for a while to see if the bulge returns. If not, I may reinstall that down the road. It's very simple to switch between the two versions.

    For now:

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
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    Put one in this AM. Took about 2 hours. Used typical home tools (1" hole saw instead of the tapered bit, etc.). Went so-so. Some confusion regarding the instructions but we figured it out! (Humorous side note: My buddy put the two screw "Caps" in the box, so that we wouldn't lose them. Wife came along and threw them in the recycling w/o looking. I saw the box had disappeared from where we had set it and that was the first place we looked. Bonus for being married to the same woman for 37 years?)
     
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    One being the version this thread started out with, using Jason's bracket and the modified oem A-pillar cover?

    Agreed on the same-wife-for-X-years theory. Going to be 50 this year, and I pretty much know where to look for stuff when it disappears...
     
  23. May 15, 2024 at 4:32 PM
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    Yep!!! On both counts!!
     

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