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How to reset and calibrate your VSC computer - The Easy way

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Crom, Dec 30, 2016.

  1. Jan 9, 2017 at 6:28 AM
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    Just want to check in. I did this a few days ago. Everything was super easy and went exactly as @Crom described it. Then I went out to a few turns where I used to experience the typical outside front brake engaging and sending me towards the woods unless I slowed to 10mph below the speed limit. I was able to stay at the speed limit with no issues now for both left and right turns. Awesome post thanks again:thumbsup:
     
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  2. Jan 9, 2017 at 6:39 AM
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    Welcome. Thanks for reporting back! :thumbsup:
     
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  3. Jan 9, 2017 at 7:31 PM
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  4. Jan 11, 2017 at 2:24 PM
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    So just ri clarify when taking a decline corner quickly and once in a while having my front outside brakes automatically apply is corrected by doing this method? Cause I figured one day that loss of control was gonna pull me either into opposing traffic or into the brush. Either way I hate that and never felt I had really been going too fast for the conditions.
     
  5. Jan 11, 2017 at 2:26 PM
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    ^^^ no lites on dash until front brakes auto apply and small lift (3")
     
  6. Jan 11, 2017 at 2:42 PM
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    With a lift the center of gravity and the geometry of the lean is changed. My truck became very sensitive and the computer kicking on the outside brake was way too often. This method made my truck back to normal. I'm sure there may be a few instances where the vsc may still activate but so far it hasn't kicked in and the issue has been improved greatly.
     
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  7. Jan 13, 2017 at 10:11 AM
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    Just performed this magic!
    Thank you so much for this @Crom
     
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  8. Jan 13, 2017 at 10:35 AM
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  9. Jan 17, 2017 at 9:17 AM
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    I have a 2015 6cyl 6 speed. I just replaced tires from 245/75/16 to 265/75/16. After leaving the tire shop both ABS and VSC came on steady. I tried this recal and I did get the lights to flash for the first part. For the 2nd part, the ABS and VSC did flicker faster right away. But both lights remain lit. I do not notice any drivability issues. Any ideas?
     
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    I believe you have a different problem. The ABS light doesn't come on unless there is a malfunction. I would check your wheel speed sensors are intact, and trace the wiring to make sure that the shop didn't damage during install.

    Here are the lights.

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    Here are the names of the lights, and their locations.

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    Good luck!
     
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  11. Jan 17, 2017 at 9:42 AM
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    You did highlight both lights in your pictures on original post so that is what I am using as reference. So if they damaged the wheel speed sensors the ABS would come on (makes sense).....does that make the VSC also light up?
     
  12. Jan 17, 2017 at 10:56 AM
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    Usually yes. The abs computer is what controls traction control and stability control. I ripped a wire once and both came on as well. Most likely the tire shop damaged something.
     
  13. Jan 17, 2017 at 12:41 PM
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  14. Jan 19, 2017 at 4:46 PM
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    So it turns out the tire rubbed through the ABS wire. Ordered the wire and connectors and should be ok after some rerouting to prevent future issues.
     
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  15. Jan 19, 2017 at 8:34 PM
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  16. Jan 20, 2017 at 12:52 PM
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    Ok, so I have a stupid question (most of the things I seem to ask these days are).

    Is it possible for the newer tacos (mine is a '15) to relearn VSC? Immediately after lifting my truck, I was getting the obnoxious VSC/ABS crap going around corners that I had previously had no issue with. After about a month, it stopped, and hasn't returned since (>1 year lifted now).

    I'm guessing I just changed my driving habits without realizing it, but I'm curious if it's possible for VSC self-learning. Or hell, maybe the dealer wiped it for me at one point and didn't tell me.
     
  17. Jan 20, 2017 at 12:56 PM
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    My guess would be: Highly unlikely

    And, extremely probable. :D
     
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