Four wheel steering indicator light comes on if you do not park car with wheels perfectly straight, my understanding is that when ligh tis on the car automaticly returns car to normal driving mode, which locks wheels in stright position . You are supposed to be able to turn key off and the car will reset 4WS, However this only works on occasion. Is their a sensor that has gone bad, what could be the problem? this is driving me insane!
To reset this remove the clock radio fuse for 10 secs then replace it. I believe the problem could be your 4ws unit located behind the left rear seat. The points on one of the citrcuit boards need resoldering. Failing that u need a main rear angle sensor. Pricey
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Hi Shannon, befor you dive in and replace the indicator switch I would suggest you check the flasher unit. To replace the indicator switch you will need to remove the steering wheel (this usually means using a puller) Don't forget to punch match marks on the steering wheel and the column which must be aligned when assembling. Remove the steering wheel center cover. then the covers on the steering column Removed the screws (usually four) holding the stalk switch. don't forget to disconnect the battery and the wiring connection to the stalk switch. After replacing the assembly is opposite.to dismantling. Regards John
Your first option should be to check all the connections. Corrosion and
moisture can set in if the cars left unused for any length of time. Check your
fuses around the brake system; this could be a problem for grease losing, damage the axle in short time. Other posibility is one electricla switch or sensor bad.
The 4WS system is a fairly complex setup hence Toyota will probably
charge an arm and a leg for fixing any fault on it (also it is a ***
There are five main components, main motor, backup motor, speed sensor,
steering sensor and 4WS computer so it could be any of these, also add a
possible wiring fault on top of that.
You can carry out a diagnostic test to interrogate the 4ws management
fault code by bridging TC and E1 connections at the diagnostic plug
(situated next to the top of the passenger front suspension strut in the
engine bay). With these two connections shorted you should get a series
of flashes from the 4WS light on the dash when you switch on the
ignition. Each series of flashes represents a digit which can be looked
Im in the same boat with my 99 civic si. it is wiring in the steering wheel that is causing your horn to not work. it is a lot of work to replace the wire in the steering wheel, so if you want a horn, my suggestion is to wire the horn to a aftermarket switch. it is a cheap and easy solution and will get the job done.
the steering wheel lock doesnt lock in till the steering wheel is turned a bit .as for the dash lights and wipers i would need to play with it to sort this one out ,because it could be anything froma earth wire to ??
If your steering wheel is off center, this can cause the problem. Luckily this is very easy to fix -- you can do so even if you have little to no experience working on your vehicle.
1. Park the vehicle with the wheels facing straight ahead (drift forward until you are moving in a straight line). Don't worry about the steering wheel position.
2. Locate the steering drag link -- the diagonal rod coming from the bottom of the steering arm to the top of the passenger side steering knuckle (on the axle near the tire)
3. Loosen the two bolts on the rotating adjustment collar on this link. I believe these are 13mm.
4. Rotate the collar one way about two or three turns, check the steering wheel to ensure that the "Jeep" logo is perfectly horizontal. If it's not, continue rotating the collar (or move it in the opposite direction) until the wheel is centered.
5. Tighten down the nuts on the drag link adjuster.
6. Take her for a test drive and let me know how it worked!