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2003 drive by wire? #119368 Mar 8, 4:07am Mar 8, 4:07am
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2003 drive by wire?
I have a 2003 Celica GT. I have read here on the forum several times that the 2003 Celica comes with a drive by wire system. But mine comes with a throttle cable (look at the pics and you will see).
Now I want to see some pictures of a 2003 Celica GT with a drive by wire system. wink


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Re: 2003 drive by wire? [Re: CelicaTC] #119369 Mar 8, 4:08am Mar 8, 4:08am
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Throttle cable.


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Re: 2003 drive by wire? [Re: CelicaTC] #119370 Mar 8, 4:24am Mar 8, 4:24am
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i don't know about gt, but 2003+ gts definitly comes with electronically controlled throttle.

Re: 2003 drive by wire? [Re: Jae] #119371 Mar 8, 8:31am Mar 8, 8:31am
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That is what mine looked like and they told me it was drive by wire...


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Re: 2003 drive by wire? [Re: skdmorse] #119372 Mar 8, 10:57am Mar 8, 10:57am
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it also might be the difference between american spec celicas & other foreign spec celicas.

you live in europe, there are many things different between european spec celicas & american spec celicas (driving side, climate control, window auto-up, etc.) throttle cable/drive by wire may just be another of the many differences between the specs. thumbsup

Re: 2003 drive by wire? [Re: skdmorse] #119373 Mar 8, 11:17am Mar 8, 11:17am
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Originally Posted by skdmorse

That is what mine looked like and they told me it was drive by wire...



I can see your throttle cable. So it isn't drive by wire.
With drive by wire you don't have cable (that you can tighten). Drive by wire is just a electronic conductive wire with something like a potentiometer, I guess (I had it with my previous car).

Somebody with a 2003 GTS?

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Re: 2003 drive by wire? [Re: CelicaTC] #119374 Mar 8, 12:04pm Mar 8, 12:04pm
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I am telling you that it is drive by wire... I will go out and take a pic of my pedals. That tells the hole story...

Re: 2003 drive by wire? [Re: CelicaTC] #119375 Mar 8, 12:15pm Mar 8, 12:15pm
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Here is the pic of the top of the pedal assembly. Non- drive by wire cars have the actual throttle cable connected. The cable connected to this pedal is just to comunicate with the computer...

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Re: 2003 drive by wire? [Re: skdmorse] #119376 Mar 8, 1:34pm Mar 8, 1:34pm
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OK if you say so, but anyone with a GTS?

Re: 2003 drive by wire? [Re: CelicaTC] #119377 Mar 8, 1:37pm Mar 8, 1:37pm
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i had a 03 gts w/ DBW.. it had a black box instead of the throttle cable/rotor.
from the pics, that looks like it's throttle cable controlled confused


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Originally Posted by element_celica
i had a 03 gts w/ DBW.. it had a black box instead of the throttle cable/rotor.
from the pics, that looks like it's throttle cable controlled confused


Thank You.


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Re: 2003 drive by wire? [Re: CelicaTC] #119379 Mar 8, 1:55pm Mar 8, 1:55pm
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Close Up of the little black box


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Now a 2000 GTS with throttle cable

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Re: 2003 drive by wire? [Re: CelicaTC] #119381 Mar 8, 2:01pm Mar 8, 2:01pm
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Conclusion:

A GT comes with a throttle cable from 1999 to 2004

A GTS comes with a throttle cable from 2000 to 2002 and from then on a Drive By Wire system.

Black box on throttle body = DBW
Cable to throttle body = throttle cable

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Originally Posted by skdmorse
Here is the pic of the top of the pedal assembly. Non- drive by wire cars have the actual throttle cable connected. The cable connected to this pedal is just to comunicate with the computer...


Let your gf push the throttle witout the key in the ignition. If you see the cable move on your throttle body then it is mechanically controlled by the cable on your pedal. If you don't see it move it is electronically controlled (because there isn't anything that moves on the outside).

Re: 2003 drive by wire? [Re: CelicaTC] #119383 Mar 8, 3:22pm Mar 8, 3:22pm
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Well you got me... You are correct... I just wonder why the Power FC guys said it wouldn't work on a 2003 GT... Maybe I will call them again tomorrow... Congrats on your indepth investigation of this issue...

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