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Re: calibration error appears on radio read out [2003 S10...
Try disconnecting the battery for a couple of minutes and then reconnect, I recently had the same problem and thought the control head had gone bad, for some reason I had to take the battery off and when I reconnected it all was back to normal. If not you need to read the codes with a scanner.
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replace the battery
battery cells will give a good reading until a load is applied then they fail quickly
for example a battery will read 12 volts or better in a static state but when a load is applied ( cranking , lights etc) the voltage will fall to 10 volts or less
the 14.5 volts you are treading is from an working alternator
the proper way to test a battery is with a load test machine
take the car to a battery shop and have it tested properly and while there have them replace the battery using ther standby battery that keeps all the radio codes and ecm memory operational
1 check the 12 volt battery
i have replaced 3 car batteries on my 2001 Prius, purchased in 2001 15 years ago,
that small battery is the primary battery for all onboard computers and must have 11 volts when starting, I noted a poor response when that battery gets week.
2 check your codes with a scan tool or take it to a shop who will read it for free. Note all codes and write them down
codes that start with P3000 and up may indicate something wrong with the Hybird system, common codes like P3011 - P3019 indicates a faulty battery pack.
once I got a P011 and P013 with the master warning was on. It was time to replace the Hybird HV battery. 188,500 miles
hope this helps
Does the radio work at all. or is the cd player the only issue.? most of the time you need to enter a radio code to unlock the radio. If you enter it wrong to many times it will display error on the display.if you dont know the code then you can call the dealership and get the code after you do the following below to get the serial number.
Press and hold 1 and 6 on the radio while still holding the 1 and 6 press the power button. At this time it will read off serial number
Before replacing parts you don't need BCM which would need to be programmed ,dealer . Your still going to need to take it to the dealer for the radio .
Important: The Radio Setup option does not contain a submenu. Radio Setup will configure the following systems:
• Steering wheel controls
• Learn VIN
• Class 2 radio messages
The radio setup procedure will also clear the following messages:
• CAL ERROR
To setup a new radio for the vehicle, perform a VIN Relearn, located in the Special Functions section on the scan tool. Cycle the ignition when complete.
If the radio is not properly setup, the radio will display a locked message (LOC) or Calibrate.
Electronic Park Brake (EPB)
On some 2003 MY-on S-TYPE vehicles, a customer may report a concern of premature
parking brake pad wear or the brakes binding. This condition can result if the electronic
park brake (EPB) system is not re-calibrated after the removal of the rear brake callipers
to replace the brake pads.
Should a customer express concern regarding the above, refer to the calibration
procedure detailed in this bulletin.
1. Reset the EB module:
a. Switch off the ignition.
b. Disconnect the battery for 30 seconds. For additional information, refer to STYPE
Workshop Manual Section 414-01.
c. Reconnect the battery.
2. Start the engine.
3. Firmly apply and release the foot brake five times.
4. Confirm that the message NOT CALIBRATED" or APPLY FOOT AND PARK
BRAKE" is displayed on the instrument cluster message center. This indicates that
the parking brake is in calibration mode.
5. Lightly press the foot brake pedal.
6. Apply the parking brake by using the EB switch.
7. Release the parking brake.
8. Release the foot brake.
9. Confirm that the brake warning lamp is no longer illuminated on the instrument
pack and that the NOT CALIBRATED" message is no longer displayed in the
10. Apply and release the EPB five times to ensure no error is present. _____________________________________________________________________________
NB: It is also possible the actuator is bad though.