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Toyota RAV4 Service Manual: Test mode procedure

Hint:

  1. Check sensor signal by test mode (when using intelligent tester)

Toyota RAV4. Check sensor signal by test mode (when using intelligent tester)


  1. Procedures for test mode:
  1. Turn the ignition switch off.
  2. Check that the steering wheel is in the centered position.
  3. Check that the shift lever is in the p position and apply the parking brake.
  4. Connect the intelligent tester (with can vim) to the dlc3.
  5. Turn the ignition switch on.
  6. Turn the tester on.

Toyota RAV4. Check sensor signal by test mode (when using intelligent tester)


  1. Set the intelligent tester to test mode (select "signal check").

Hint:

Refer to the intelligent tester operator's manual for further details.

  1. Check that the abs warning light and vsc warning light blink as shown in the illustration.

Toyota RAV4. Check sensor signal by test mode (when using intelligent tester)


Hint:

If the abs warning light and vsc warning warning light do not blink, check the ts and cg terminal circuit, and abs and vsc warning light circuits.


  1. Start the engine.
  1. W/ 16-inch disc only: check the lost booster pressure judgment and perform the master cylinder pressure sensor zero point calibration.

Notice:

Preform the check in the lost booster pressure state (negative pressure in the booster is depressurized).

  1. Turn the ignition switch on.
  2. Check that the brake warning light comes on when depressing the brake pedal with a force of 59 n (6 kgf, 13.2 Lbf) or more for 1 second or more. (The lost booster pressure state is judged normal.)
  3. Start the engine depressing the brake pedal with a force of 59 n (6 kgf, 13.2 Lbf) or more for 1 second or more.
  4. Check that the brake warning light goes off when quickly releasing the brake pedal. (The lost booster pressure state is judged normal.)
  5. Leave the vehicle for 1 second or more. (Master cylinder pressure sensor zero point calibration.)

Notice:

  1. Check the deceleration sensor.
  1. Keep the vehicle stationary on a level surface for 1 second or more.

Hint:

The deceleration sensor check can be performed together with the following master cylinder pressure sensor check.

  1. Check the master cylinder pressure sensor.
  1. Leave the vehicle in a stationary condition and release the brake pedal for 1 second or more, and quickly depress the brake pedal with a force of 98 n (10 kgf, 22 lbf) or more for 1 second.

    Check that the abs warning light remains illuminated for 3 seconds.

Hint:

  1. Check the speed sensor.

Toyota RAV4. Check sensor signal by test mode (when using intelligent tester)


  1. Drive the vehicle straight forward at a speed of 45 km/h (28 mph) or more for several seconds.
  2. Check that the abs warning light goes off.

Notice:

Toyota RAV4. Check sensor signal by test mode (when using intelligent tester)


  1. Stop the vehicle.
  1. Check the yaw rate sensor.

Toyota RAV4. Check sensor signal by test mode (when using intelligent tester)


  1. Move the shift lever to p and set the parking brake lever.
  2. Check that the vsc warning light is blinking as shown in the illustration.
  3. Keep the vehicle stationary on a level surface for 1 second or more.

Toyota RAV4. Check sensor signal by test mode (when using intelligent tester)


  1. Shift the shift lever to the d position and drive the vehicle at a speed of approximately 5 km/h (3 mph), and turn the steering wheel either to the left or right 90° or more to turn the vehicle through 180°.
  2. Stop the vehicle, move the shift lever into the p position, and then apply the parking brake.
  3. Check that the skid control buzzer sounds for 3 seconds.

Hint:

  1. W/ downhill assist control only:

Toyota RAV4. Check sensor signal by test mode (when using intelligent tester)


Check the downhill assist control operation switch.

  1. Check that the vsc warning light is blinking as shown in the illustration.
  2. Check the downhill assist control switch.

1. Push the downhill assist control switch on.

2. Push the downhill assist control switch off.

  1. W/ auto lsd only:
  1. Check that the auto lsd light illuminates only when the auto lsd switch is pressed.
  1. Check the end of sensor.
  1. When the sensor check is successfully completed, the abs warning light blinks in the test mode pattern when the vehicle is stopped, and goes off when the vehicle is driven.

Notice:

If the sensor check is not completed, the abs warning light blinks even while the vehicle is driving and the abs does not operate.

  1. Read the dtcs of signal check function.
  1. Read the dtc(s) by following the instructions on the tester screen.

Notice:

Hint:

See the list of the dtcs (refer to "dtc of test mode function (signal check)" below).

  1. Check sensor signal by test mode (when not using intelligent tester)

  1. Procedures for test mode:

Toyota RAV4. Check sensor signal by test mode (when not using intelligent tester)


  1. Turn the ignition switch off.
  2. Check that the steering wheel is in the centered position.
  3. Check that the shift lever is in the p position and apply the parking brake.
  4. Using sst, connect terminals 12 (ts) and 4 (cg) of the dlc3.

Sst 09843-18040

  1. Turn the ignition switch on.
  2. Check that the abs warning light and vsc warning light blink as shown in the illustration.

Hint:

If the abs warning light and vsc warning warning light and multi information display and master caution indicator light do not blink, check the ts and cg terminal circuit, and abs and vsc warning light circuits.


  1. Start the engine.
  1. W/ 16-inch disc:

Check the lost booster pressure judgment and perform the master cylinder pressure sensor zero point calibration.

Notice:

Preform the check in the lost booster pressure state (negative pressure in the booster is depressurized).

  1. Turn the ignition switch on.
  2. Check that the brake warning light comes on when depressing the brake pedal with a force of 59 n (6 kgf, 13.2 Lbf) or more for 1 second or more. (The lost booster pressure state is judged normal.)
  3. Start the engine depressing the brake pedal with a force of 59 n (6 kgf, 13.2 Lbf) or more for 1 second or more.
  4. Check that the brake warning light goes off when quickly releasing the brake pedal. (The lost booster pressure state is judged normal.)
  5. Leave the vehicle for 1 second or more. (Master cylinder pressure sensor zero point calibration.)

Notice:

  1. Check the deceleration sensor.
  1. Keep the vehicle stationary on a level surface for 1 second or more.

Hint:

The deceleration sensor check can be performed together with the following master cylinder pressure sensor check.

  1. Check the master cylinder pressure sensor.
  1. Leave the vehicle in a stationary condition and release the brake pedal for 1 second or more, and quickly depress the brake pedal with a force of 98 n (10 kgf, 22 lbf) or more for 1 second.

    Check that the abs warning light remains illuminated for 3 seconds.

Hint:

  1. Check the speed sensor.

Toyota RAV4. Check the speed sensor.


  1. Check that the abs warning light is blinking as shown in the illustration.
  2. Check the speed sensor signal.

1. Drive the vehicle straight forward at a speed of 45 km/h (28 mph) or more for several seconds.

2. Check that the abs warning light goes off.

Notice:

Toyota RAV4. Check the speed sensor.


3. Stop the vehicle.

  1. Check the yaw rate sensor.

Toyota RAV4. Check the yaw rate sensor.


  1. Move the shift lever to p and set the parking brake lever.
  2. Check that the vsc warning light is blinking as shown in the illustration.
  3. Keep the vehicle stationary on a level surface for 1 second or more.
  4. Shift the shift lever to the d position and drive the vehicle at a speed of approximately 5 km/h (3 mph), and turn the steering wheel either to the left or right 90° or more to turn the vehicle through 180°.
  5. Stop the vehicle, move the shift lever into the p position, and then apply the parking brake.
  6. Check that the skid control buzzer sounds for 3 seconds.

Hint:

  1. W/ downhill assist control only:

Check the downhill assist control operation switch.

  1. Check that the vsc warning light is blinking as shown in the illustration.
  2. Check the downhill assist control switch.

Toyota RAV4. Check that the abs warning light goes off.


1. Push the downhill assist control switch on.

2. Push the downhill assist control switch off.

  1. W/ auto lsd only:

Check the end of the sensor.

  1. When the sensor check is successfully completed, the abs warning light blinks in the test mode pattern when the vehicle is stopped, and goes off when the vehicle is driven.

Notice:

If the sensor check is not completed, the abs warning light blinks even while the vehicle is driving and the abs does not operate.

  1. Read the dtcs of the signal check function.

Toyota RAV4. W/ downhill assist control only


  1. Using sst, connect terminals 13 (tc) and 4 (cg) of the dlc3.

    Sst 09843-18040

  2. Turn the ignition switch on.
  3. Count the number of blinks of the abs and vsc warning light.

Hint:

As an example, the blinking patters of dtcs 71 and 74 are shown below.

Toyota RAV4. W/ downhill assist control only


Notice:

Hint:

  1. After the check, disconnect sst from terminals 13 (tc) and 4 (cg) of the dlc3.
  2. Turn the ignition switch off.
  1. Dtc of test mode function (signal check)

Toyota RAV4. Dtc of test mode function (signal check)


Hint:

Toyota RAV4. Dtc of test mode function (signal check)


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