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I didn't even get kissed.....................

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Steve E, Jan 7, 2012.

  1. Jan 7, 2012 at 6:57 PM
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    Steve E

    Steve E [OP] Well-Known Member

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    My airbag light came on, "Stealer" did a diagnosis for $89.00 and told me the clock spring needed replaced and it would run me $984.78 tax included to have them replace it. They should have kissed me because they sure tried to f@#k me.
    Where is the thread that tells you how to use a jumper on the diagnosis port to get the light to flash so you can get the code? I will change it myself.

    Steve E............
     
  2. Jan 7, 2012 at 7:02 PM
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    Since the dealer already did the diagnosis, why do you need to read the codes? just disconnect the Neg battery terminal, wait 90 seconds, then replace the clock spring.
     
  3. Jan 7, 2012 at 7:21 PM
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    I just wanted to check and get the numbers and ask you guys. The "Stealer" wasn't too clear on what the problem was they also didn't give me a print out with any info on it.


    Steve E........
     
  4. Jan 7, 2012 at 7:26 PM
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    Clock spring is a really simple fix. Do a search and find a DIY writeup, it's a common problem.
     
  5. Jan 7, 2012 at 7:27 PM
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    If you go to an autoparts store (Autozone etc.) they will read your code for free. They will typically give you a printout with the code and diagnoses.
     
  6. Jan 7, 2012 at 8:04 PM
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    That probably would be easier than making a jumper and making sure I got it on the right pins. That's what I did with my daughters car when it had a check engine light come on.

    Steve E...........
     
  7. Jan 7, 2012 at 8:24 PM
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    That technique your thinking of is a old OBD1 style code reading. With obd2 just go to autozone have them check it for free.
     
  8. Jan 8, 2012 at 5:09 PM
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    Also, my check engine light came on last week (for the first time in 10 years - not too bad). Anyway, I took it to Advance Auto Parts to read, since they are the closest. Their scan tool said it could not read the code. I then took it to Autozone, and they read it and gave me a printout, so since they use different type scanners you might get different results at different places.
     
  9. Jan 8, 2012 at 7:00 PM
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    I'm just going to go ahead and order on OEM clock spring and put it in.

    Steve E..........
     
  10. Jan 8, 2012 at 7:25 PM
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    Another option is to get a bluetooth obd2 reader from Amazon for about 20 bucks and download torque for your smart phone. That will also read the codes. I think you can clear codes with it too.
     
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