hmmmm, another solution is to remove the air bag warning light bulb. kind of like turning up the radio to fix a squeak, squeal or clunk noise.
might also explain why mechanic told me it was so hard to troubleshoot with OBDI set up.
DB, is "console storage compartment" the space under the armrest?
anyone have any idea what Lexus/Toyota charges to diagnose an airbag problem?