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Toyota RAV4 Service Manual: Diagnosis system

  1. Diagnosis

If the skid control ecu detects a malfunction, the abs, vsc and brake warning lights and the slip, downhill assist control and auto lsd indicator lights come on in accordance with the trouble area to warn the driver.

The table below indicates which lights come on when there are malfunctions in particular functions.

Toyota RAV4. Diagnosis system


Light on


Light on (blinking)


Light off


Hint:

  1. Check warning light and indicator light

  1. Release the parking brake lever.

Notice:

Before releasing the parking brake lever, set chocks to hold the vehicle for safety.

Hint:

When the parking brake is applied or the brake fluid level is low, the brake warning light comes on.

  1. When the ignition switch is turned on, check that the abs, vsc and brake warning lights and the slip, downhill assist control and auto lsd indicator lights come on and go off in about 3 seconds.

Toyota RAV4. Check warning light and indicator light


Hint:

If the warning lights do not illuminate, confirm whether the bulbs have burned out, and also check for can communication system dtcs, since the skid control ecu and combination meter are connected by the can communication line.

If the warning light remains on, perform relevant troubleshooting procedures. The relevant troubleshooting procedures are in the sections listed in the table below.


Terminals of ecu
Skid control ecu Hint: *1: W/ 16-inch disc *2: W/ downhill assist control *3: For 2wd (w/ auto lsd) Check skid control ecu Disconnect the a19 ecu connector. Measure the vo ...

Dtc check / clear
Check dtc (when using intelligent tester) Connect the intelligent tester (with can vim) to the dlc3. Turn the ignition switch on. Turn the tester on. Read the dtcs by following the pr ...

Other materials:

Mechanical system tests
Stall speed test Hint: This test is to check the overall performance of the engine and transaxle. Notice: Do not perform the stall speed test longer than 5 seconds. To ensure safety, perform this test in an open and level area that provides good traction. The stall speed test sh ...

Ambient temperature sensor circuit
Description The ambient temperature sensor is installed in the front part of the condenser to detect the ambient temperature and control the air conditioner. The sensor is connected to the combination meter and detects fluctuations in the ambient temperature. This data is used for contr ...

If the shift lever cannot be shifted from p
If the shift lever cannot be shifted with your foot on the brake pedal, there may be a problem with the shift lock system (a system to prevent accidental operation of the shift lever). Have the vehicle inspected by your toyota dealer immediately. The following steps may be used as an emergency ...

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