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Hi all.

I have checked the leak and it was not a oil but water from condensation of air conditioner. What a relief.

Checked if if there is a leak from driveshaft/ transmission oil seal as it was advisory on MOT last October was fixed and all OK. What a relief.

Thanks to JSTCD and Billy for time and advices, appreciate.

Checked codes again this morning and all OK. Followed procedure as described.
My mpg went up to 31 mpg in the city and can not be happier.


Now, can't wait to go for holiday in France end of August, taking ferry and will drive till Spanish border.
I'm sure, Billy, you enjoyed your Holiday in continent last June. And without trouble with your codes.

Thanks Billy for scangauge info sharing. How do you connect with your OBD2?

I have ELM327 1.4 version of bluetooth adapter and can read all ECU info on my Android Galaxy Note 3 using Torque app.
Unfortunately it did not picked up VSC Check light at all. But now I know how.


Once again many thanks JSTCD for your great help to us.
Greetings from London UK.

Regards




Resetting maintenance lights:
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Check Engine Light:
Use scan gauge, check for error codes then clear.
Or
  1. Turn ignition to 'ACC'
  2. Press the odometer button until the display reads actual mileage... not Trip A or B.
  3. Turn ignition off.
  4. Press and hold Hold odometer button, then while holding button in turn car ON
  5. Hold for a few seconds. Next time you start car, light should be off.
Note: If you turn on the car.
then pres and hold the odometer button within 6sec
while holding the button down fasten your seatbelt within 10sec,
Then you can enter a nifty mode which will allow you to turn off the seatbelt alarm.

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Hybrid system warning: Can be cleared with scangauge
 
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Check VSC system warning:

Scangauge cannot read these error codes, nor reset this light.

It would appear that regen braking, traction control, and posibly some anti rollover control is dissabled if this warning light is on. So it is both fuel inneficient and possibly dangerous to drive with this light on.


First find the obd computer plug, under the dash, near your left knee, where your scanguage plugs in.
Turn car OFF.
Use a paper clip or wire to jump TC to CG.
TC is on the top shorter row, 4th pin starting from left
CG is bottom longer row, 5th pin starting from left
See diagram:

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Note: I saw some posts when researcing this suggesting a jump between TS and CG. (TS is just to the left of TC ie 3rd pin). While this may/may not work on some Toyotas. On the HIHI this doesn't seem to do anything other than cause a Hybrid System Warning to be thrown. So don't.

Once the jumper is in place, To read your VSC error codes:
  1. Turn car to ON, you should see the message "VSC DIAG".It will read "VSC DIAG OK" if there are no codes.
  2. Brake warning lights will go off for 4s, then start to flash. Count the flashes, these are the error codes that caused the light to come on. They may be real, and something may need to be fixed. If the car really is broken, just resetting the light won’t do much, as it will soon trip again.
If the brake lights continually flash, then there are no codes and the display should read: "VSC DIAG OK"
Once the jumper is in place, To reset you VSC error codes and lights:
  1. turn car on.
  2. Press the bakes (enough to make the tail lights come on, not all they way) and release 8 times. Once you have done it enough times the display will change to "VSC DIAG OK"
Remember to remove jumper wire when done.
You must complete the 8 presses within 5 seconds

I needed to do this after changing my brake pads caused this error to flag. Very neat. I suspect there are other diagnostic modes that could be found.

As always, sometimes error lights get thrown for no reason, just clear them and don't worry. But sometimes they get thrown for a reason. Ignoring real problems in your car could be dangerous for you and/or the car.
 

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BSC light

No probs
I do recommend either making up an OBD plug with or without a switch with the 2 pins described in other post and or get a Scangauge 2.
Mine is worth its weight in diamonds and gold!
It got me out of trouble twice by clearing codes while away from home.
No need to call AA!!!
Have a good trip:clap:
 

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do you know anything about a 2006 hihi with 150000 mi. oil pan plug wearing out because of recommended 5000 mi oil changes?
 

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That seams crazy.
1) your supposed to change the hihi oil every 3000km,
2) that's only 30 oil changes, the plug is a steal bolt, so I can't see it wearing out that fast.
If true, the replacement plug would only be a $5 part so replace it.
 

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VSC Lights did not turn off (2010 Corolla S model) using TC AND CG

I have a 2010 Toyota Corolla S. I used the approached list by JustCD. TC (4th from top left) and CG (5th from botttom left) and start the ignition without starting engine (I also started the engine on 2nd and 3rd attempts) but it did not work. Please advise. My VSC Lights for the 2010 Toyota Corolla shows as 'VSC Off' with the Check Engine lights on after starting (engine) car and without starting car. Advise?
 

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Alas, the procedures I posted are specifically for Toyota 2006 Highlander Hybrid.

While they may work on some other model years, or even in some cases on other models, they more probably will not. Sorry.

As always driving with a VSC issue or a VSC Light on is dangerous.
 

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Easy Fix for AWD, VSC, ABS and AntiSkid Lights All On

There have been many incomplete or inaccurate posts regarding this common HiHy issue. Here are the simple steps that will fix most cases of multiple warning lights, specifically CHECK VSC CHECK AWD ABS ANTISKID appearing on the dashboard of your HiHy. Mine is a 2006 with 123K + and here's how I fixed it each and every time.
Prior to dealing with the warning lights, you should correct the problem's cause, which in my case was one or more of the wheel speed sensors being dirty.
1. Clean the sensor(s). A single 10mm bolt holds each sensor in place at the rear of the brake caliper. Remove the sensor, then clean it with a rag. Finally replace it.
Now you're ready to reset the warning lights, which is done as follows:
2. Using a paper clip, jump TC and CG on the OBD2 connector as shown here.
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3. Turn Ignition On (no need to start)
4. Press and Release Brake Pedal 8 Times in less than 5 seconds.
5. After a slight delay, readout in speedometer should read "VSC DIAG OK"
6. Remove Jumper in OBD2 connector.
7. Enjoy your Highlander Hybrid without annoying warning lights.
 

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Resetting maintenance lights:
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
Check Engine Light:
Use scan gauge, check for error codes then clear.
Or
  1. Turn ignition to 'ACC'
  2. Press the odometer button until the display reads actual mileage... not Trip A or B.
  3. Turn ignition off.
  4. Press and hold Hold odometer button, then while holding button in turn car ON
  5. Hold for a few seconds. Next time you start car, light should be off.
Note: If you turn on the car.
then pres and hold the odometer button within 6sec
while holding the button down fasten your seatbelt within 10sec,
Then you can enter a nifty mode which will allow you to turn off the seatbelt alarm.

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Hybrid system warning: Can be cleared with scangauge
 
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Check VSC system warning:

Scangauge cannot read these error codes, nor reset this light.

It would appear that regen braking, traction control, and posibly some anti rollover control is dissabled if this warning light is on. So it is both fuel inneficient and possibly dangerous to drive with this light on.


First find the obd computer plug, under the dash, near your left knee, where your scanguage plugs in.
Turn car OFF.
Use a paper clip or wire to jump TC to CG.
TC is on the top shorter row, 4th pin starting from left
CG is bottom longer row, 5th pin starting from left
See diagram:

__/[email protected][email protected][email protected][email protected][email protected][email protected][email protected]_\
_/[email protected][email protected][email protected][email protected][email protected][email protected][email protected]__\


Note: I saw some posts when researcing this suggesting a jump between TS and CG. (TS is just to the left of TC ie 3rd pin). While this may/may not work on some Toyotas. On the HIHI this doesn't seem to do anything other than cause a Hybrid System Warning to be thrown. So don't.

Once the jumper is in place, To read your VSC error codes:
  1. Turn car to ON, you should see the message "VSC DIAG".It will read "VSC DIAG OK" if there are no codes.
  2. Brake warning lights will go off for 4s, then start to flash. Count the flashes, these are the error codes that caused the light to come on. They may be real, and something may need to be fixed. If the car really is broken, just resetting the light won’t do much, as it will soon trip again.
If the brake lights continually flash, then there are no codes and the display should read: "VSC DIAG OK"
Once the jumper is in place, To reset you VSC error codes and lights:
  1. turn car on.
  2. Press the bakes (enough to make the tail lights come on, not all they way) and release 8 times. Once you have done it enough times the display will change to "VSC DIAG OK"
Remember to remove jumper wire when done.
You must complete the 8 presses within 5 seconds

I needed to do this after changing my brake pads caused this error to flag. Very neat. I suspect there are other diagnostic modes that could be found.

As always, sometimes error lights get thrown for no reason, just clear them and don't worry. But sometimes they get thrown for a reason. Ignoring real problems in your car could be dangerous for you and/or the car.
Hey,

I just wanted to post a quick thank you. I had this very problem today and this procedure worked like a charm, fixed my problem in about 15 seconds.
 

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hi I received error code 1345 in my gs430 2008 and could not do the calibration of linear solenoid valve in test mode ,when I start the calibration which must 120 sec, in 80th sec a sound like air leak heard and process stopped from test mode to check mode VSC/ECB,now my ABS VSC BRAKE and trac control light remain on ,please help me regardingly.
 

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I had tried everything to get my VSC and TRAC OFF lights to reset. This worked perfectly. Dude, you are a genius! Local mechanic said it was an O2 sensor, but then CHECK ENGINE light went off so he scanned it again. A different error came up, one that involved pulling the engine. He said that he didn't think anything was wrong but couldn't get the two lights mentioned above to go off. Called the Toyota dealership;they wanted $90 just to scan it. By the way, the local mechanic only charged me for the oil change that I requested as well. Toyota did tell me that when CHECK ENGINE light comes on that for safety purposes the Traction Control System automatically shuts off. It's been two days: no lights and everything is running smoothly. BTW I have a 2008 Toyota Sienna LE with 132,000 miles. This seems like a very common problem among Toyotas, so anyone reading this if you find yourself in the same predicament, do what JSCTD posted before you try anything else. I love Toyotas but quirking things like this are ridiculous because sometimes people are paying some serious money when nothing is wrong. I think in my situation a loose gas cap caused the CHECK ENGINE light to come on which in turn caused the VSC and TRAC OFF lights to come on. Had I not read this post and had an honest local mechanic, I could have ended up getting fleeced. Thank you very much.
 

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We did this and the brake light flashed as follows:
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Any help in determining what this means is wrong?
(It's a toyota highlander hybrid, 2008)
 

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What is "acc" and "on" in your description ? I have tried this answer to no avail , unless I just do not understand your terms. I own a 2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid and have just completed a brake rotor and pad job. The brake , abs , traction control and Vsc lights and warnings are on. Help !
 

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I had my rotors and brake pads replaced on my 2007 Camry Hybrid. Now I have two brake warning lites, master warning lite,slip indicator ,and ABS warning lite. On the little screen it also has VSC system error. Can I reset by disconnecting battery or is there another alternative.
 

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I had this issue with my TCH and a brief moment of fear with my 12 HiHy.
Should you decide to use Torque app and CHEAP OBD2 BT adapter, this eventually will trip Check VSC light. Discontinuing BT adapter apparently corrects the issue when parked overnight without it. How this works I don't know, I cam across this in Prius forum.
So yes, I was driving for quite a while with $8 BT OBD2 adapter in my TCH and started getting those "ABS/VSC" warning lights. They will disappear for a day or half day after overnight parking but then come back. I eventually found that Prius post on BT adapter, discontinued it and that was it.
Out of curiosity I tried same adapter in HiHY and sure enough, after about 4 weeks of driving with it plugged in, same lights came up. Discontinued adapter.
Also, CAN bus/ABS code reader will read ABS/VSC codes. Does not have to be expensive. HFT has one for about $120 that I bought and it did read VSC code on TCH. It was something generically vague, basically, some sor of miscommunication between sensors and VSC module that tripped the light. How is that caused by BT adapter beats me.
Some also say that is you were using a CABLED OBD2 connector, that does not trip any codes. Basically, what they say, you can have a USB BT adapter plugged into USB/OBD2 port cable and have your Torque or laptop connected - and it will NOT trip any codes. Or, one of them expensive BT OBD2 adapters.
 

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I have a 2005 Toyota Camry and in fall of 2014, had new brakes & rotors installed. About a 3 months later, while on an out of town trip, my Trac Off, VSC & Check engine lights all came on at once. The car did not appear to run or handle any differently though. There was snow & ice one the roads at the time. I didn't take it in to have it checked, but the lights just went off by themselves about 2 months later. This has happened twice since that first time.....always during snow & ice when traction is poor and they always go back off a couple months later on their own. It's worrisome to me though. I've read so many opinions on what causes this on numerous websites. I'm going to try this trick and see if it works. Thanks for info I feel confident in.
 

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2010 Toyota Corolla S "VSC OFF" and "CHECK " lights kept turn On and Flashing.
So simple to fix ! I tried many different method and they did not work.
Steps:
1) Use any OBDII Scan tool, I bought from eBay $6.00 Maxiscan MS300.
2) Look OBD small door on bottom left next Hood opener.
3) Insert OBDII Scan to this terminal and start the car.
4) You will see OBDII Scan Tool screen Menu ( DTC, ERASE, I/M, VIN, RESCAN) You want to select ERASE and hit ENTER. It took 2 seconds, you could see " VSC OFF" and "CHECK" lights are cleared.

Start you car engine and VSC's issue should be gone.

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Hello folks,

Sorry to bringing this old thread, i've just bought a 08 Hybrid Highlander then all of a sudden those VSC, Brake malfunction warnings came on. Tried this method just as it says (8 brakes within 5 sec etc ) but i can't see "VSC Diag" "VSC Diag OK" on anywhere ? So i was just waiting for couple minutes doing nothing and ON again then errors messages were gone tho, What am i missing ?
 
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