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Went to a self service car wash and when pulled out the engine light and traction control light as well as the engine light with the arrow pointing down were on and it doesn't want to go.

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It sounds like electrical connectors got wet. To fix,I would start disconnecting connectors and blowing out with compressed air.

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SOURCE: 2008 malibu service esc traction control and eng

The torque converter clutch circuit may be at fault. The best way to determine the problem is to have a scanner/computer to read check engine codes.

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SOURCE: abs light, trac light, service engine soon light 2001 Pontiac Grand Am

Sounds like you have a bad wheel speed sensor. You need to have it scanned. Since it's been sitting, it might just be a bad connection to one of the speed sensors.

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SOURCE: abs light/traction control light

You can check out what the trouble code is by pushing and holding the information button and the up arrow (right side of instrument cluster above the radio) until all the instrument clusters light. Press the information button (last) to enter test mode. I've had an error C1234, meaning Left rear wheel sensor fault. I found the problem to be a corroded connector under the chasis just under the rear left door about 2 feet in. I had to by-pass (replace 1 wire due to corrosion at the connector.

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SOURCE: 2009 chevy silverado traction control

DTC P1516 Throttle Actuator Control (TAC) Module Throttle Actuator Position Performance

Your vehicle has an electronic throttle body unit so it uses voltage signals to control throttle blade in the throttle body. There are a few different issues that can cause this problem.

First off there is a update for the PCM to address those codes, but you will have to take it to the dealer for that.

Second there is issues with the actuator on the throttle body binding up and causing the codes.

Third there is a yellow wire coming off the throttle body connector that breaks inside internally and cannot be seen to the naked eye. The best way to test that is to grab the wire about 5 inches from the connector and tug if it feels spongy or breaks, that

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All are tied into the ABS system, traction as well as stabilization, This needs to be looked at by someone who can hook up a diagnostic tester to read the fault codes stored in the ABS system then perform the correct diagnostic procedures to isolate the problem

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2009 GMC Sierra traction control light on

traction control light on . DTC'S - diagnostic trouble codes are stored in ABS control module pointing to the malfunction . Take to a qualified repair shop or to auto part store that can pull these code. DTC C0242 00: Engine Control Module (ECM) Indicated TCS Malfunction
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• The EBCM disables engine torque reduction due to a malfunction and sends a serial data message to the IPC requesting illumination.
• The driver manually disables VSES and engine torque reduction by pressing the traction control switch. The EBCM sends a serial data message to the IPC requesting illumination.

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When the light showing a car slideing does the mean traction control is on or is it off

it usually means traction control is off.if that light is on with either service,fault,management,engine light also on it can point to a possible fault being saved by the ecu if so get the vehicle checked out

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Exclamation point in circle light on

Hi, Sounds like your abs braking system is at fault. The light would normally flicker when traction (tyres loosing grip with the road) is lost, Then as regained the light should go back out, however you have a sensor on each wheel either one of those may have packed in or your main ABS control unit under the bonnet may be at fault or on the way out. Also it may be your traction control switch that could be at fault. Hope this helps.

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What does the master warning light mean? (triangel with ! and the three lights points to the car).

This light shows operational status of traction control system. If it is constantly lit when engine is running, this means that traction control system is off. If the light flashes during driving, it means the loss of traction at the wheels, and traction control system is operating- decreasing engine torque to stop exessive wheelspin.
Good luck.

Mar 21, 2010 | 2003 Toyota Prius

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3 differnt codes came on on my saturn vue

abs control module is probably bad wont show codes

Jul 21, 2009 | 2004 Saturn VUE

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Alight came on on my dash that looks like a box and has an arrow pointing down at a wave like line.How do i find out what this light means?

check your manual or call service dept and ask, sometimes they are really good, if you get a bad representative call a different dealer
if you provide year it would be helpful when posting.

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