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Have 2005 Dodge Magnum and the ETC light goes on and my car dies down when...

one 'trick' you should try: put the key in the "on" position, but don't start the car. Depress the gas pedal full to the floor, and then let go, all within 2 seconds. You should hear a "ding" sound indicating that the pedal travel distance has been reset in the PCM. Pedal position is electronically sensed at all engine conditions, and a misread can trigger the ETC code. You'll want to do this reset after you clean the throttle body, but try it first anyhow.

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SOURCE: electronic throttle control light flashing

Depends on the vehicle & make

Could be the gas pedal (APP) if you go to a wiring diagram

General Description could be the throttle body

There is no guessing here

You need to check for codes & have trouble charts
to follow to resolve any problems

You can not fix yourself,a dealer or repair shop will be needed

Posted on Nov 27, 2012

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The throttle actuator control (TAC) motor is controlled by the powertrain control module (PCM). The DC motor located in the throttle body drives the throttle plate. In order to decrease idle speed, the PCM commands the throttle closed reducing air flow into the engine and the idle speed decreases. In order to increase idle speed, the PCM commands the throttle plate open allowing more air to pass the throttle plate. If the actual idle RPM does not match the desired idle RPM within a calibrated time, this DTC sets.

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Cleaning Cleaning An Electronic Throttle Body Safely

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