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AEM CAI CEL... Again ;) #247988 Aug 12, 9:59pm Aug 12, 9:59pm
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AEM CAI CEL... Again ;)
Ok, had my AEM CAI installed, everything runs great and all, but after a week or so, I got a CEL. So I reset the ECU, it went away for about a day.. then came back. And it's been repeating this tongue

So, I took it to the dealer and had them read the code... "Secondary Air Injection System Valve Stuck Closed Bank 1."

That's the hose that is eliminated when installing the CAI, right?

Any idea how to get the computer to ignore that part of the system? (I have the connection for the hose capped off, as per the instructions, and the hose itself is plugged as well (light came on with or without the hose plugged.))


It doesn't really hurt anything, car runs great, but that light is annoying!! So, how do I get rid of it, short of just sticking tape over it? tongue

Re: AEM CAI CEL... Again ;) [Re: ArumnDark] #247989 Aug 12, 10:04pm Aug 12, 10:04pm
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What did you plug the hole with?

Are you sure that the seal is tight?


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Re: AEM CAI CEL... Again ;) [Re: slidr] #247990 Aug 12, 10:09pm Aug 12, 10:09pm
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It's plugged with a screw.

And I'm guessing it's tight, the screw was just slightly larger than the opening (enough for a seal, but not enough to damage the hose).


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Re: AEM CAI CEL... Again ;) [Re: ArumnDark] #247991 Aug 13, 12:48am Aug 13, 12:48am
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idunno- get a TPR

Re: AEM CAI CEL... Again ;) [Re: Sultan] #247992 Aug 13, 11:17am Aug 13, 11:17am
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Re: AEM CAI CEL... Again ;) [Re: ArumnDark] #247993 Aug 13, 11:25am Aug 13, 11:25am
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Re: AEM CAI CEL... Again ;) [Re: AZZKIKR] #247994 Aug 13, 11:26am Aug 13, 11:26am
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Re: AEM CAI CEL... Again ;) [Re: CaLiGTS] #247995 Aug 13, 12:31pm Aug 13, 12:31pm
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find something bigger to cap the hose...it has to be completely sealed or you will get the CEL


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Re: AEM CAI CEL... Again ;) [Re: Workshop4Ever] #247996 Aug 14, 5:55am Aug 14, 5:55am
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make sure the cap is sealed. go to Advanced Auto Parts they work god.

Re: AEM CAI CEL... Again ;) [Re: Larry_GTS] #247997 Aug 14, 9:33am Aug 14, 9:33am
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im having the same problem..can someone post pic of that hose ur talking about>?


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Re: AEM CAI CEL... Again ;) [Re: sho] #247998 Aug 14, 10:12am Aug 14, 10:12am
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is it bcuz my Intakes for 2000 n my car is 2003>???


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Re: AEM CAI CEL... Again ;) [Re: ArumnDark] #247999 Aug 14, 12:26pm Aug 14, 12:26pm
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Not sure. I installed the same CAI on my Celica and had no problem at all. Did you make sure that you didn't connect the wire with the blue clip to anything. That one is supposed to be left out once the CAI is installed. What year by the way...I did it on a 2000.

Re: AEM CAI CEL... Again ;) [Re: Sultan] #248000 Aug 14, 12:31pm Aug 14, 12:31pm
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Originally Posted by Sultan
idunno- get a TPR

Re: AEM CAI CEL... Again ;) [Re: Mike2000gt] #248001 Aug 14, 12:36pm Aug 14, 12:36pm
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Originally Posted by Mike2000gt
Not sure. I installed the same CAI on my Celica and had no problem at all. Did you make sure that you didn't connect the wire with the blue clip to anything. That one is supposed to be left out once the CAI is installed. What year by the way...I did it on a 2000.
i left that wire with blue clip alone,but theres another hose coming out from the engine.what do you do with that one.it seems like it sux in air through that hose.r you suppose to leave it alone so that it can suck in air??


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Re: AEM CAI CEL... Again ;) [Re: sho] #248002 Aug 15, 7:49pm Aug 15, 7:49pm
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Ok. I went ahead and stuck a bigger screw in there and reset the ECU. I guess I'll know in a few days if it works or not smile

And I have the grey connector plugged in, the blue one left alone, like the instructions said. (I had it done professionally, and inspected it myself afterward)

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Re: AEM CAI CEL... Again ;) [Re: ArumnDark] #248003 Aug 19, 6:12am Aug 19, 6:12am

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Same problem on my 04 GTS... any workarounds for this issue? I heard somewhere that since the 2004 GTS is slightly different, the included CAI instructions are incorrect in one step... just not sure what step that is.

Re: AEM CAI CEL... Again ;) [Re: ArumnDark] #248004 Aug 19, 9:50am Aug 19, 9:50am
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DONT cap that hose...what you need to do is go to auto zone and buy a "breather filter" (usally in the customaztion section of the store)...keep the hose that is already there and add the breather filter to the end of hose...check engine light will go off and you wont mess up your car by not letting it get air and the air is filtered. Does AEM really tell you to cap it?

Re: AEM CAI CEL... Again ;) [Re: Lyth0s] #248005 Aug 19, 9:54am Aug 19, 9:54am
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i had my Intake for like 6 months and i had never had a problem, never got a engine code. i got Injen, but good luck thumbsup and i install it my self,

Re: AEM CAI CEL... Again ;) [Re: Lyth0s] #248006 Aug 19, 9:58am Aug 19, 9:58am
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Originally Posted by Lyth0s
DONT cap that hose...what you need to do is go to auto zone and buy a "breather filter" (usally in the customaztion section of the store)...keep the hose that is already there and add the breather filter to the end of hose...check engine light will go off and you wont mess up your car by not letting it get air and the air is filtered. Does aem really tell you to cap it?




DONT DO THIS PEOPLE...everyone i hear says to plug it. i installed my SRI a week ago and i have had the same problem. i installed a breather to that hose and the CEL light came on. i am going to plug it and hopefully that works, because the breather sure as heck didnt

Re: AEM CAI CEL... Again ;) [Re: hector] #248007 Aug 19, 12:38pm Aug 19, 12:38pm
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Ok, CEL is back on again wink

I wouldn't think capping that hose would do anything harmful. Isn't it the hose that is capped when you remove the butterfly as well? It's not used by the CAI system at all, it's just that the engine computer still thinks it is supposed to be working, hence the CEL.

Which direction does air go? Does the hose suck the air, or is the air sucked from the hose?


I have a 2004, by the way.


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Re: AEM CAI CEL... Again ;) [Re: ArumnDark] #248008 Aug 19, 2:07pm Aug 19, 2:07pm
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it sux in air.i capped that hose n my cel went away,. thumbsup


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Re: AEM CAI CEL... Again ;) [Re: sho] #248009 Aug 19, 10:15pm Aug 19, 10:15pm
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Ok, the engine sucks air out of that hose (the part that is pointed to in green does the sucking).

I played around with things for a while and reset the ECU. Will wait another day or two and see if I stumbled across a solution wink


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