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Event data recorder?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Jetman1979, Apr 15, 2013.

  1. Apr 15, 2013 at 10:25 AM
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    OZ-T

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  2. Apr 15, 2013 at 10:28 AM
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  3. Apr 15, 2013 at 12:00 PM
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    It does. It is part of the ECU, although I don't know exactly where it stores the data. The truck also records whenever a VSC/ABS or similar event happens, but it only retains the last 4 instances of those events.

    If you have Techstream, you can view it - although, you cannot erase it. I'm pretty sure they survive a total power loss, but I haven't specifically looked.

    So far as I know, there are no legal ramifications to tampering with the data. But it seems sort of pointless to try - as a rule, the facts of an accident will be abundantly in evidence regardless of whatever the ECU might say. It would probably only be useful to you as an exculpatory measure, or as evidence in a civil suit.
     
  4. Apr 15, 2013 at 12:08 PM
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    The data recorder (the ECU) and the data itself is your property, period. It takes a court order to retrieve the data and use it in a court room. Yes, you can "destroy" the data at your own discretion.
     
  5. Apr 15, 2013 at 2:31 PM
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    No I did not have a wreck or anything I just am trying to learn my truck. I want to be able to say what a part is when and if someone asks. My truck is fine. I also dont plan on destroying it or even tampering with it I am pretty sure it is quite a compicated system.
     
  6. Jul 24, 2013 at 6:42 AM
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    just what to try to resurrect
     
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