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CEL and VSC light came on

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by kprstaco, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. Jan 31, 2011 at 11:49 AM
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    kprstaco

    kprstaco [OP] Active Member

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    Friday last week my check engine light and the VSC light that's above the VSC Off light both came on. Don't know why. :confused:

    Took it to dealer Saturday and was told I probably didn't tighten the gas cap enough so CEL came on. I always make sure I hear that one click when putting gas cap back on, but ok. I asked why the VSC light came on (the one above the VSC Off light) and was told when CEL comes on the VSC system shuts off as a precaution.

    Is this normal or does it depend on what the actual problem is?
     
  2. Jan 31, 2011 at 11:52 AM
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    rossk35

    rossk35 Do Work Son!

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    What was the code? And yes the vsc light will always turn on with the cel.
     
  3. Jan 31, 2011 at 11:55 AM
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    kprstaco

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    I didn't ask the service guy what the code was. I guess I wanted the "plain english" version of what the problem was. :)

    Thanks! I think I need to read more of the owner's manual.
     
  4. Jan 31, 2011 at 12:52 PM
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    Shaggy

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    I had the same thing happen with my Taco. Turned out it was the TRD CAI I had installed by the dealer making the engine run too lean. After a bunch of testing the dealer ended up removing the CAI and refunding my money to me (was on the truck for several months prior too).
     
  5. Jan 31, 2011 at 2:03 PM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T Quite an experience to live in fear , isn't it ?

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