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Just recently purchased this car second hand and the anti-skid light was already on.it is a savvy style 1.2 2007 reg it has only done 54,000 miles, any suggestions please
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Unfortunately there are several possibilities that are common to causing the light to come on. I would suggest taking the car in to a dealer and having them read out the fault memory. Such possibilities are a failed speed sensor, a binding DSC/ACS actuator cable, or faulty DCS/ASC control unit. If you know how, you can disconnect the speed sensors, and check for voltage output across the the terminals inside the connector going to the speed sensor while rotating the wheel. A dealer should charge you about an 1hour fee to check out your system. Due to the cost of parts involved, I would recommend having it checked before just guessing.
Posted on Mar 15, 2009
SOURCE: 1997 Toyota Caldina GT-T 3S-GTE
As you say the tacho/speedo come "back up to normal" after the incident, I assume that they either stop working or become erratic while the dash lights are misbehaving.
If so, this sounds like a dash wiring electrical problem.
The O/D OFF light is lit by the switch on the shifter (switch also inputs to the ECU). The ENGINE light is driven also from the ECU but the SLIP light is driven from the ABS/VSC computer, although these two computers do communicate.
Best plan of attack would be interrogate the ECU for error codes or ask a Toyota dealer to do so. At least you'll have some clue to any problems that the ECU's may have picked up.
Contact me about checking for ECU error codes if you want to attempt it yourself. Although the Caldina has an OBDC2 connector, as I understand it it's not 100% compliant, so you'll need a Toyota compatible reader. Fortunately teh codes are also output via the CHECK ENGINE light.
If there's no problems there, I'd be pulling the instrument cluster and checking for wiring problems. I'm not sure where in the world you are but most ex- JDM vehicles could have modified with timers, speed-cut or fuel-cut devices that either have been poorly installed or are playing up and causing electrical problems.
Posted on Oct 31, 2009
You may have accidentally switched off the STC. Your car battery voltage may bee too low (this should remedy itself after a while driving). There may be damage to the breaks.
Best thing to do is to take it to the Volvo-service and let the guys check the system with their diagnostic software.
Posted on Jan 15, 2010
sounds like aaa might have popped your main fuse. i would call aaa back and tell them your problem. they are responsible.
Posted on Mar 22, 2010
Could have a ABS wheel speed sensor going bad, once this happens will disable the ABS and the trac control. Have it scanned and find out which sensor is bad. Small possibility of ABS module failure, but not as likely.
Posted on Jun 23, 2010
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