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May 7, 8:47pm - #174286 
How do I reset my ECU?

I've read that people have reseted their ECU.
How can I do that. My car is stock, but just asking for info. confused

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May 7, 8:53pm - #174287 
just disconnect the negative terminal on your battery. Wait about 10 minutes, then reconnect it. That's all you have to do.


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May 7, 8:54pm - #174288 
Hmm. Ok. then since I changed my battery and the wire was disconnected, then I already reseted my ECU.
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May 7, 9:52pm - #174289 
you can either dis the neg. terminal, or remove a fuse, and it'll reset the ecu.

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May 7, 10:19pm - #174290 
what does it do by reseting the ecu anyways?


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May 7, 10:30pm - #174291 
Originally Posted by Gomer1011
what does it do by reseting the ecu anyways?
nothing really but if you have a bunch of red line shifts and take it to toyota with that are your ECU they will give you a harder time gettting stuff covered under warranty.

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May 8, 7:13am - #174292 
Originally Posted by tony
just disconnect the negative terminal on your battery. Wait about 10 minutes, then reconnect it. That's all you have to do.


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May 8, 11:24pm - #174293 
yup. one service call I made the tech asked me if I had fun doing that burnout cause there were all kinds of codes that can only indicate a burnout. Idiot. I have NEVER done a burnout in my car. Said that the front tires had turned a lot more than the rear, odd. Seeing as how it was winter and it is a front wheel drive car! duh. of course the front wheels turn more than the rear tires. spineyes

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May 9, 5:36am - #174294 
^^ or it could just mean you drive in circles a lot spineyes rofl

but anyway, resetting the ecu just resets everything. when i change my own oil i get a CEL, so i reset my ecu so i don't have to go to toyota or a dealer just to get them to turn it off and say 'yup, that's good oil allright' thumbsdown

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May 9, 7:16am - #174295 
if they can really tell how many redline shifts i have i am IN TROUBLE confused

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May 9, 8:39am - #174296 
^^ditto

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May 9, 3:21pm - #174297 
Originally Posted by sPeEd4tHeNeEd
^^ or it could just mean you drive in circles a lot spineyes rofl

but anyway, resetting the ecu just resets everything. when i change my own oil i get a CEL, so i reset my ecu so i don't have to go to toyota or a dealer just to get them to turn it off and say 'yup, that's good oil allright' thumbsdown


That sounds weird. Why would you get a CEL after an oil change? I never get CEL and I have exhaust Intake etc.

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May 9, 3:30pm - #174298 
^^ i dunno, but i do. i use synthetic oil though--don't know if that makes a difference thumbsup

anyway, after i reset my ecu the CEL goes off-and stays off.

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