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DBW #65071 Dec 5, 12:08am Dec 5, 12:08am
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What is that? I've never heard of that until recently. Something about the 2003 is built with "drive by wire" or something?!?! Fill me in on this, I never knew, thx!

Re: DBW [Re: shox] #65072 Dec 5, 12:11am Dec 5, 12:11am
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i had that question b4...but then i never curious enought to find out tongue tongue someone answer the curious boy's question plz~ grin tongue


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Re: DBW [Re: shox] #65073 Dec 5, 12:13am Dec 5, 12:13am
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Something about our car's being electronically throttled instead of cables...I don't get...

Re: DBW [Re: shox] #65074 Dec 5, 12:39am Dec 5, 12:39am
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haha i just pm'd you about it.
anyways... the 03 models have DBW..which is an electronically computer controlled throttle system. there is no throttle cable involved.and its on most new cars nowadays.
if you look in your engine bay, the big black box that is right before the throttle body/Intake manifold-where your Intake hooks up to,is the DBW module(or whatever you wanna call it).


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Re: DBW [Re: shox] #65075 Dec 5, 12:43am Dec 5, 12:43am
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does that mean that the throttle wont get loose over time like some of the integras and civics do?
my friend's integra's throttle is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo loose...


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Re: DBW [Re: Elec-FuYu] #65076 Dec 5, 12:45am Dec 5, 12:45am
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Originally Posted by Elec-FuYu

does that mean that the throttle wont get loose over time like some of the integras and civics do?
my friend's integra's throttle is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo loose...

yes...it will never get loose.. like i said, its computer controlled, how much you press on the gas pedal determines how much the throttle will "open up".


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Re: DBW [Re: shox] #65077 Dec 5, 12:52am Dec 5, 12:52am
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tell your friend to tighten his throttle cable. it's a matter of tightening 2 bolts on the cable near the throttle body.

Re: DBW [Re: element_celica] #65078 Dec 5, 12:57am Dec 5, 12:57am
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Originally Posted by element_celica
haha i just pm'd you about it.
anyways... the 03 models have DBW..which is an electronically computer controlled throttle system. there is no throttle cable involved.and its on most new cars nowadays.
if you look in your engine bay, the big black box that is right before the throttle body/intake manifold-where your intake hooks up to,is the DBW module(or whatever you wanna call it).

Got a picture of it? I have no idea what you're referring to...

Re: DBW [Re: Steven] #65079 Dec 5, 1:00am Dec 5, 1:00am
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Originally Posted by Steven
tell your friend to tighten his throttle cable. it's a matter of tightening 2 bolts on the cable near the throttle body.

i might as well tell him to do that~ thumbsup


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Re: DBW [Re: shox] #65080 Dec 5, 1:20am Dec 5, 1:20am
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ok, i couldn't find a picture of the engine bay of an 03 close up, so i made this thing. just look in your engine bay tomorrow and compare the differences.

1862382600-intakethrottle2.JPG

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Re: DBW [Re: shox] #65081 Dec 5, 1:48am Dec 5, 1:48am
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Um...that looks exactly like my engine bay... rofl
I don't see the difference, I know for a fact I don't have a black box there and I know I have that cable thing cause I believe one cable there is for the clutch. I don't know bout the wrap around part...

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And I also have two pipes running through that square area...
Then again, that's a GTS engine, would it be different on a GT?

Re: DBW [Re: shox] #65083 Dec 5, 1:54am Dec 5, 1:54am
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Originally Posted by shox
Um...that looks exactly like my engine bay... rofl
I don't see the difference, I know for a fact I don't have a black box there and I know I have that cable thing cause I believe one cable there is for the clutch. I don't know bout the wrap around part...


post a pic of you engine bay/throttle body..
there is no clutch cable in that area.
if you see a black box with wires coming out of it, that is the dbw module. i'll see if i can find some pics.


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Re: DBW [Re: shox] #65084 Dec 5, 5:46am Dec 5, 5:46am
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Here is a pic of an 03...

1862382668-Zex Front.jpg
Re: DBW [Re: shox] #65085 Dec 5, 5:47am Dec 5, 5:47am
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Man i'm an idiot... It doesn't even show what you are talking about... Sorry...

Re: DBW [Re: skdmorse] #65086 Dec 5, 8:07pm Dec 5, 8:07pm
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ok i think i was wrong...
i think only 2003 gts models have DBW...
i'm not sure about gt models... somebody who know's plz correct me.


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Re: DBW [Re: element_celica] #65087 Dec 5, 8:18pm Dec 5, 8:18pm
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dbw on 03 gts????? i didnt know what that was i guess i do now...i was wondering for a while where my throttle cable was rofl rofl i thought it was hidden or something rofl Linked Image

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haha you beat me! i just found a pic...
yep thats the DBW.


1862383721-03celica.jpg

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Re: DBW [Re: shox] #65089 Dec 7, 7:52am Dec 7, 7:52am
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2003 GT is drive by wire

2003 GTS ar not...

Re: DBW [Re: skdmorse] #65090 Dec 7, 9:27am Dec 7, 9:27am
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Originally Posted by skdmorse
2003 GT is drive by wire

2003 GTS ar not...

um you might have that backwards...
kuz that pic above is a gts, and i have a gts w/ DBW.


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Re: DBW [Re: shox] #65091 Dec 7, 5:32pm Dec 7, 5:32pm
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Here is what I know...
I have a 2003 GT and it is drive by wire...
I also know that I bought the aluminum pedals from a 2003 GTS and it was not drive by wire so I had to modify them.

I also know that a power FC cannot be used in a 2003 GT because it is drive by wire...

So if you have a 2003 GTS with drive by wire then you must
have gotten one of the first ones...

and the picture above with the nitrous is my car and it is a GT...

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ALL 2003 Celica's have the DBW.


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Re: DBW [Re: VSGTS14] #65093 Dec 7, 11:58pm Dec 7, 11:58pm
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Originally Posted by VSGTS14
ALL 2003 Celica's have the DBW.

Honestly, I do not have that little black box there...

Re: DBW [Re: skdmorse] #65094 Dec 8, 12:25am Dec 8, 12:25am
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Originally Posted by skdmorse

Here is what I know...
I have a 2003 GT and it is drive by wire...
I also know that I bought the aluminum pedals from a 2003 GTS and it was not drive by wire so I had to modify them.

I also know that a power FC cannot be used in a 2003 GT because it is drive by wire...

So if you have a 2003 GTS with drive by wire then you must
have gotten one of the first ones...

and the picture above with the nitrou s is my car and it is a GT...

the picture i posted is a late model 03 just bought it last march/april so billy would be rite i believe all 03 have dbw gt and gts models unless there was a later batch the came after confused

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the only problem with a DBW is that a computer is controlling ANOTHER feature of the automobile.

I dunno about everyone else, but I don't like having a computer do anything for me while I drive. like cruise control, ABS, DBW


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Re: DBW [Re: tru_Asiatik_Pride] #65096 Dec 8, 12:59am Dec 8, 12:59am
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Originally Posted by tru_Asiatik_Pride
the picture i posted is a late model 03 just bought it last march/april so billy would be rite i believe all 03 have dbw gt and gts models unless there was a later batch the came after confused

March 2003? Cause that's when I bought it and I don't got that little black box...unless they relocated it to else where

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went to check my GTS...it got the the thing in the pics
i bought the car in 2003 Jan


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