Toyota Traction Control

Submitted: Saturday, Jan 07, 2006 at 11:07
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I have a 2003 Landcruiser Sahara and the ABS, TRC and ASC off lights have come on the dash, I've taken it to the dealer as the owners manual says but they can't look at it until Monday so I'm driving one of their Camry's. I'm not happy but has anyone else experienced this problem and if so what was the solution and how long did it take? Is it common?
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Reply By: Exploder - Saturday, Jan 07, 2006 at 12:19

Saturday, Jan 07, 2006 at 12:19
Not happy about what, them not looking at it till Monday, or driving around in the Camry.

When this sort of thing happens it generally means that a fault code has been stored in the computer, Sometime just unhooking the Battery for 15 minutes will clear it and problem solved.

It could be Faulty/ dirty sensors
Dirty electrical connection
Fuse
A one off fault that just need’s to be reset.

It’s unusual for all 3 to go at the same time but, I have had my Airbag Warning light flash at me then after ½ a day it stopped Flashing and hasn’t done it since. My 4WD malfunction light’s also started blinking at me, which just turned out to be a dirty Electrical connection to the T/Case.

How long a dealer will take Who Knows, It would still be under warranty yes?

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Follow Up By: muppo - Sunday, Jan 08, 2006 at 17:57

Sunday, Jan 08, 2006 at 17:57
I'm not happy about the Camry and not happy having no Cruiser for the last weekend of my holidays!

Thanks for the advise I'm hoping it's just sensor or fault code.
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Reply By: Rob from Cairns Offroad Training & Tours - Saturday, Jan 07, 2006 at 18:35

Saturday, Jan 07, 2006 at 18:35
There was a fault in the dash on the early 03 model. My T\D had its dash instruments replaced under warranty at 60k klms. Cheers Rob
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Follow Up By: muppo - Sunday, Jan 08, 2006 at 17:58

Sunday, Jan 08, 2006 at 17:58
What was the problem with your dash Rob?
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Follow Up By: Rob from Cairns Offroad Training & Tours - Sunday, Jan 08, 2006 at 20:28

Sunday, Jan 08, 2006 at 20:28
Lights coming on couldnt select power mode or sub tank quite a common problem I was told. Bt my dealer. Cheers Rob
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Follow Up By: muppo - Sunday, Jan 08, 2006 at 21:53

Sunday, Jan 08, 2006 at 21:53
Did you have any dramas getting the dealer to change the dash over?
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Follow Up By: Rob from Cairns Offroad Training & Tours - Sunday, Jan 08, 2006 at 22:14

Sunday, Jan 08, 2006 at 22:14
No problem done under warranty. Funny thing admitted they were aware of it tho I had never heard of it before. When fan went thru radiator they claimed it had never happened before yet I know of at least a dozen 2 friends have dameged thier radiators twice. When my front diff blew the dealer claimed it was a first yet I have heard of many front diff problems .....go figure Cheers Rob
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Follow Up By: muppo - Sunday, Jan 08, 2006 at 22:34

Sunday, Jan 08, 2006 at 22:34
How many front diffs have you done? I know one bloke whos done two!
Have your lower control arms cracked yet?
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Follow Up By: Rob from Cairns Offroad Training & Tours - Monday, Jan 09, 2006 at 08:18

Monday, Jan 09, 2006 at 08:18
My front diff went climbing out of Palm Creek, last creek on thre OTL, with 6 punters on board. When Toyota replaced it they also replaced the lower control arms as they said the ball joints were worn. I was away so didn't see them. Tojos sure aren't srong and reliable like they used to be. Unlikely I will buy another one and I have lost count how many I have owned since 1974. The Discovery 3 is looking like my next truck if they prove reliable over the next 2 years and if my 100 lasts that long till end of lease. Cheers Rob
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Follow Up By: muppo - Tuesday, Jan 10, 2006 at 17:36

Tuesday, Jan 10, 2006 at 17:36
Got the car back today.
The plug on the wiring loom where the towbar plug fits into had dropped down from the top of the sub tank and shorted out on the body, shorting out the rear tailights, which then shorted out the ABS circiut and brought on the fault code and all the dash lights. Sound simple enough! Might be worth checking yours, it's the loom plug from the car not the towbar loom.
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Reply By: fisho64 - Sunday, Jan 08, 2006 at 02:57

Sunday, Jan 08, 2006 at 02:57
probably best to assume that there is a problem and find that it is a faulty sensor, than the other way around me thinks.
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