I'll have a thread with additional detail soon. Basically, my 2006 had a recall (nhtsa recall 16V-065) notice for a "curtain shield airbag control module" and my fil took it to a yota dealer in central arkansas who performed the repair. Soon after, a flashing airbag light came on.I'm confused as to what you are trying to accomplish here. Whatever that thing is in the last pic, looks pretty important. Maybe a sensor of some kind?
I'm sending mine off to Safety Restor to refurb my pretensioner retraction but I cant disconnect that yellow connector. Afraid I'm going to break it. Tried turning and prying. Disconnected the battery. Popped off the clasp but it just exposes the wires.