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Don't go replacing anything until you have had a Toyota tech check the car and determine the cause or causes of the fault code. It may well also be throwing other fault codes that need attention that will show up on Toyota diagnostic equipment that you have absolutely no idea about.
If the car is accelerating dangerously due to a fault, most likely in an electrical component(s), you do not want to be trying "do it yourself" fixes when you do not really understand what is happening, the exact cause and the correct fix or fixes for the problem.
Did you buy this from a dealer? if so, you should have taken it back ASAP I dont know why you didnt have the Toyota Dealer fix the car, now your in the middle of a mess, getting 2 shops involved, and the car still has a problem. When you bought the car, whoever you bought it from, knew there was a problem, cleared the code and it took a while for the check engine light to come back on. So now you will just have to pay someont to fix the car. The trans shop told you it needed a converter and solenoid, the problem is still there, so make it their problem. I think you need someone who knows toyota . theres no recall that I know of. Recalls are free, anyhow. . ecm is warranteed 8 years or 80k miles. Have the dealer check it out. Have them Check Bulletin TC008-04 and T-SB-0378-08
The easiest way is to disconnect the battery for about five minutes. This will reset the computer and clear any codes. Once you connect the battery you need to take the car out for a drive and let the computer relearn your driving habits. It you have something wrong with the car the check engine light will come on again. You will need to get the error code and fix the problem for the light to stay off permanently. Most car parts places will check your computer for error codes free.