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Ets is the warning light for the traction control. It must have malfunctioned. It operates along with the ABS. You will need a code read from the control unit to determine what the problem is. Usually a wheel speed sensor. If you are up to it you could disconnect each wheel sensor and read the ohms across the terminals. All should have similar readings. If one is wildly different, replace it. There is a slight change you may still have to get the light extinguished by a dealer though.
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Posted on Dec 16, 2008

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#1) P1118 -->> this code is sending a signal that your ETCS =Throttle Motor is Either Damaged or it has Failed.

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#3) P1178-->> this Code is Indicating that Your Electronic Throttle Motor Battery has a Open Circuit.

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Note: you have Fuse Blocks inside your Vehicle and Under your Hood as well, They'll be Labelled Fuses and Relays.

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