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Old 11-19-14, 10:50 PM   #1
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Default GX470 Air Suspension conversion

I just had my 2004 GX470 converted to coil springs with a kit from Strutmasters. Everything turned out fine and I have no blinking lights on the dash as I have heard some people have. I am interested in removing the air ride switch assembly from the console and replacing it with a factory cover that has a small pocket built in it. I wanted to see if anyone else has disconnected these switches after doing the coil spring conversion. And if so will there be any problems with any warning lights.
The switches have no purpose now so no use having them on the console.
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Old 11-20-14, 10:15 AM   #2
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I just had my 2004 GX470 converted to coil springs with a kit from Strutmasters. Everything turned out fine and I have no blinking lights on the dash as I have heard some people have. I am interested in removing the air ride switch assembly from the console and replacing it with a factory cover that has a small pocket built in it. I wanted to see if anyone else has disconnected these switches after doing the coil spring conversion. And if so will there be any problems with any warning lights.
The switches have no purpose now so no use having them on the console.
Do it. No lights or errors whatsoever. Great spot for my phone.
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Old 11-20-14, 07:12 PM   #3
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Did you just unplug yours and push the socket down inside the console or do I need to tape it up to keep anything from touching any of the contacts?
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Did you just unplug yours and push the socket down inside the console or do I need to tape it up to keep anything from touching any of the contacts?
I just left it unplugged and tucked away. It won't interfere with anything.
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Old 11-20-14, 09:43 PM   #5
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Thanks for the info. I just ordered one of the box type cover plates from an online Toyota dealership.
It will be good to get those disabled switches out of the console. Both of my airbags started leaking
and the compressor failed, probably trying to pump up the ruptured bags. I saw the info to change
over to coil springs on this forum and it was a no-brainer not to put up to $4k in repairing the air ride
system on a 2004. With the kit from Strutmasters.com, labor at my local shop including realignment,
the conversion cost me about $535 and I think it rides and handles just as good as it did when the
air ride was working. Even more important my Wife is happy with the conversion as well!
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