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1993 Camry Check Engine Light

I jumped the TE1 and the E1 pins on the connector, the check engine light flashes 5 times, pauses, and flashes 5 times again, it continues and the o/d light flashes repeatedly.

i suppose it is code 5 or 55 not sure, and not sure what they mean, any help is appreciated.

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  • Luvlexus101 Nov 10, 2008

    Is there possibly another code like code 5?


    Would there be a noticeable difference in performance for
    the knock sensor?


    A while ago the brake vacuum switch I believe was replaced.


    I was told this was what caused the check engine light to
    come on.


    No where has the ODBI device to clear the code.


    Is there anyway to do this myself?






  • Luvlexus101 Nov 26, 2008

    I haven't really looked into this too much as it seems to be a but too technical at the time, I will look into it more alter when inspection time comes around but for now the car is running great. I also read about connecting the two sensors wires together at the computer to trick it, I might consider that later on as well.

  • Luvlexus101 Nov 28, 2008

    I had tried that, the light comes right back on, the interesting thing is that when the car is started initially the CEL does not come on it takes about 15-30 seconds for it to come on. I don't know if this is relevant but when the the pins are jumped the overdrive light flashes rapidly. Also another outstanding issue that I have also posted on this site is the door lock switches dont really work anymore, driver side does not unlock, passenger side does not lock doors

  • Toyota Ed May 11, 2010

    DTC 55 is indicating a failure with the knock sensor, or the wiring to the knock sensor, on the RH bank. It is rare that they fail, I would take a good look at the wiring harness, the sensors are under the intake plenums. Hope this helps.Please feel free to comment back if you need additional info.

    Thanks for choosing FixYA.

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Therre is no DTC code "5". The DTCs start at 12. If the knock sensor (there are actually 2) was bad, you would have an acceleration issue. The knock sensor changes the timing of the spark to eliminate detonation, or "pinging". Do you have a "Ping" condition/valve rattle on acceleration?
To reset the light, open the hood, remove the 15 amp EFI fuse for 5 minutes. Replace it, and start the car and drive it until it reaches operating temperature. If the light comes back on instantly, you have a bad sensor or a bad wire.

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  • Toyota Ed Nov 26, 2008

    You do NOT want to connect the sensor wires together. This will cause you more grief than you want, ie a new engine control unit. Before you do anything else, try this: Go out, open the hood, and open the fuse box. Remove the 15 amp EFI fuse, and leave it removed for 1 minute. This will erase your DTC 55. Replace the fuse, and drive the car. If the Ck Eng light does not come back on, you just may have had a spot of moisture or something that would cause a knock. Try that & let me know what happens. The upgrade of my rating to a FIxYa woul dbe greatly appreciated. Thanks.

  • Toyota Ed Nov 29, 2008

    The OD light is supposed to flash.

    I read that post about the door locks. Did not get to post because of the holiday and BUSY here...You prob have a bad door lock switch. Post the question again, direct to me, with your e-mail, I'll send you a wiring diagram.

    Thnaks for the FixYa. Much appreciated!

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