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Check engine light flash, car was shaken - 1996 Lexus ES 300

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Go to an autozone or advanced auto and have them get the MIL code for you. then post it back up here.

Posted on Feb 12, 2011

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What happened?


Most likely a power connection was shaken loose by the rumble strip. Or a partially poor circuit was shaken violently enough it shorted fully and blew a main control fuse. I would check fuses in the underhood fusebox for power (not just that they dont look blown, a multimeter or test light should be used). There is a Body control module that is triggered by the 10a ECU-IG fuse (look in your manual) and if its fuse is blown, then it cant activate the MAIN POWER RELAY, which is...the relay that powers much of what you dont have (lighting, windows, shifter, etc).

Unless you are experienced and have diagrams and locations, this could be more than the average bear can handle, Id recommend referring it to a qualified professional who has access to the wiring diagrams, component locations, plug pinouts, and can go straight to the common points. But you could try checking what I just gave you...and pray for luck.

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There is a problem with the performance of the engine, and you should have the engine computer checked for trouble codes.
Anytime the check engine light is on, the vsc is on too because the vsc uses the engine to control the car.

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P0012 code came up with check engine light.


it was probably a temporary bad connection to the sensor and it just needed to be shaken about to reconnect

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