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When the service engine soon light (Also called the check engine light or engine management light) is turned on this is to alert you to the fact that Powertrain Control Module (computer) has detected a failure somewhere in the systems it controls you may not feel any difference in the way the engine runs, this can be the transmission or the engine or emission system, there are fault codes set in the modules memory for these faults. What needs to happen now is to have the powertrain control module scanned with a special tool called an OBD2 electronic engine control scanner or a OBD2 code reader. Once the code(s) are read then you must perform the diagnostics for each code and make the appropriate repairs based on the findings of the diagnosis that was performed, this is called doing "Pinpoint" testing.
Posted on Nov 05, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
go to auto zone, advanced autoparts, or a certified mechanic and ask if they can reset the codes, it should be free
Posted on Jun 17, 2009
VSC means Vehicle Stability Control.
It comes on when the sensor send a signal that the vehicle is not stable on the ground.....check the wheel balancing and alignment and the air pressure of your tires too.
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Posted on Aug 23, 2009
First check and make sure your gas cap is tight, if this does not resolve the problem read below.
A vacuum hose has become disconnected, more than likely due to having your air filter replaced. The VSC and Check engine light typically don't come on until after 150-200 miles after the vacuum hose was pulled out.
The fix: on the right-hand-side of the engine compartment behind the big plastic housing that holds the air filter you will find a black rubber hose that is not connected to anything. Squeeze the finger clamp on the hose and slide the hose back onto the half inch nipple on the back of the air filter's plastic housing.
In order for the VSC and Check engine light to be turned off, you will need to open the fuse box, right-side of the engine compartment, and pull the 20 amp EFI fuse for 10 seconds. This will reset the system. The fuse location is marked on the lid of the fuse box, also I believe the EFI fuse is the only 20 amp fuse
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Posted on Dec 29, 2009
I have no mechanical experience and my Lexus 2001 Off truck, vsc, and check engine lights came on while driving. After a research on the net. I paid 10.00 for a diagnosis and came up with the code P1135 A/F Sensor Heater Circuit Malfunction (Bank 1, Sensor 1). I went to Autozone store in San Diego and purchase the sensor, 170.00 dollars. Went to a mechanic, lift the car up, pull the sensor out under the car and put the new one. The 3 lights went off. No more faulty codes. Labor 25.00 dollars. Except for the lifting of the car, the change of the sensor is like changing a spark plug. It was no difficult task and it took 15 minutes. 7/31/2010
Posted on Aug 01, 2010
I have a a 99 gs 300, check engine light is on as well as the vsc light. What is that and needs to be to done to fix it.
Posted on Nov 02, 2010
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