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#3571 of 3629 Re: ABS, VSC and VSC off lights on my 2000 Avalon [njavalonguy]
Nov 07, 2010 (10:39 pm)
My 02 has similar trouble with VSC & Off but also the engine icon. I was told I needed a new Computer for engine $1600.00 installed.
I went elsewhere & spent $550. They say I don't need a new computer according to their computer.
Then I learn from a friend that his mechanic says there is a computer running these cars, so what do we do? Shut it off! Wow! Simple. Turn it off. How? Disconnect a battery terminal. I use the red positive, for about 30 seconds and reconnect. You get to reset radio, clock & other memories, but it beats the price they want for a new computer! repeats pop up, but I can raise the hood a use a wrench once in a while.
Oh, both garages say no troubles with what lights denote as trouble!!
Toyota says likely will help gas mileage somewhat.
Now, if this computer can be reprogrammed with a fix, why can't Toyota techs do the same for these car computers? Media reveals Toyota car computer problems. Looks like it! good Luck!
Nov 14, 2010 (10:11 am)
Left rear door won't open. Child protection latch was on, so that it could only be opened from the outside. The outside handle suddenly stopped working, so now I can't open the door at all. Impossible to completely remove the inside door panel, but can get the top of it back far enough to reach inside the door; however, I can't seem to find a way to manually unlatch the door.
Any ideas? 1998 Avalon.
#3573 of 3629 Re: ABS, VSC and VSC off lights on my 2000 Avalon [njavalonguy]
Dec 23, 2010 (9:06 pm)
Update : Just crossed 118000 miles and also got the steering column bracket replaced under warranty recall. The ABS light comes off quite regularly now, however, i have to just kill the ignition and turn it on again to make it disappear.
Any clue guys what could be wrong ?
#3574 of 3629 Re: ABS, VSC and VSC off lights on my 2000 Avalon [njavalonguy]
Dec 24, 2010 (6:26 pm)
Read on some other forum that a dirty wheel sensor could be causing this.
any idea on howdy ya locate and clean the wheel sensor for a 2000 Avalon ?
is this a DIY or do I have to take it to a shop ?
#3575 of 3629 Steering wheel vibrations at high speeds
Jan 09, 2011 (11:37 am)
I have been facing a strange issue with my 2000 Avy since the past days which is close to 119 K miles now.
I have felt noticeable vibrations in steering wheel as soon I cross 65-70 mph. What's strange is that this behaviour does not repeat
every time I reach such speeds but only intermittently.
My first doubt was that the wheels were out of balance so I reached out to Costco Tire Dept and they confirmed that all the wheels were
One point worth mentioning that One of my front wheels was stuck in snow which braced North East after the Christmas weekend. I did
drive about 10-12 miles with one of the wheels covered with ice when this issue first surfaced. However, the ice is completely gone now
but the intermittent virbrations remain.
Could I have caused some damage to the front suspension components by driving with one of the wheels snow covered on that day which has caused this issue?
Has anyone else experienced this before ?
#3576 of 3629 Re: ABS, VSC and VSC off lights on my 2000 Avalon [njavalonguy]
Mar 14, 2011 (11:48 am)
I had the exact same problem about an year ago. I was recommended to change the ECU(~2K) of the vehicle to resolve the issue.
That is a rip off... Usually toyota ECU's are really strong.
After spending couple of hundreds over the mechanics to trouble shoot ...
I just studied the ABS flow and changed the ABS relay (Blue RELAY under the hood) and kaboooossh... its gone... I have put on about 20K after I changed the relay but never saw those lights coming on. My 00 Avalon has 99K on it and still runs strong.. And in the last year's snow I could feel the abs working as intended..
Relay is about 43$ at the dealer.. but I bought for 10$ over ebay.
Try that before you think of something else..
#3577 of 3629 Re: ABS, VSC and VSC off lights on my 2000 Avalon [harryk766]
Mar 15, 2011 (12:15 pm)
Hope this works in my situation too. Would you be able to post a link to the ebay item so that I can also order and see if it works ?
#3578 of 3629 ABS, VSC and VSC off lights on my 2000 Avalon-->ABS relay for 00 Avalon
Mar 15, 2011 (12:39 pm)
this is what I searched for on EBay. " 88263-24020"
That would be the product number.
Actual part is :
Toyota Denso Blue Relay 88263-24020 12V OEM. The same relay is used for Lexus.
#3579 of 3629 Re: ABS, VSC and VSC off lights on my 2000 Avalon-->ABS relay for 00 Avalon [harryk766]
Mar 15, 2011 (12:50 pm)
Thanks...I searched ebay and currently only used parts were listed retailing between $ 14 to 20.
Did you buy yourself one of these used ones ?
#3580 of 3629 Re: Garage Door Opener Getting Weak [greenbelt]
Mar 19, 2011 (1:58 pm)
My 2000 XLS is now eleven years old with 99,000 miles. It will open my garage door from 100 yards. I have never seen any degradation in its ability to open the garage door.