ishmeet

ABS light comes on while driving. No light in the morning.

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Hey Guys, 

I have a weird problem with my ABS in Toyota Camry MCV36R 2004. In the morning, there is no light, even if I drive or start-stop the engine many times. But after driving for a while, the ABS light comes on and stays on. If I leave the car for a couple of hours, it goes away again.

 

What do you reckon is the issue?

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Could be electrical wiring or sensor issue. Connect OBD scanner to vehicle & see what DTC comes up.

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I don't have an OBD scanner that can read ABS codes. I replaced the ABS (60A) fuse with a new one to see if it solved the issue. Wiring should be fine cause it does not happen when I start it after a couple of hours or in the morning. That is every day. I plan to clean the brakes and sensors this weekend. Can this be a fried/dead ABS module? But if it is a dead abs module, the light should be constant. 

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Best to see someone who has a scanner cos that ABS light would have thown a code after a trip sequence, the code will point you in the right direction.

The wheel cable to the sensor could be faulty so when you drive & it moves the code might be tripped - just a thought.

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You are probably correct. This light is ****** me off. I cannot find any obd2 scanner online that can read abs codes for an aussie 2004 camry, all are post 2006. 

I went to a shop which quoted me 109$ for a single scan. Which imo is a damn robbery. 

I will get my wheels aligned and balanced, clean the brakes and clean all sensors this weekend. Let's see how it goes.  

Do you know any obd2 capable of reading abs codes that works with aussie camry?

 

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Not sure about OBD scanners, perhaps a Bosch? I know my mate mechanic has the type able to read multiple cars, within the cars menu in the scanner you can go in & read Engine ECU, ABS, Airbag, Cruise Control - I guess all available onboard ECU's, plus states current & past DTC's, can also read live / real time data.

I understand your frustration, it takes minutes to plug in & check for codes, it's not worth $109. My Toyota dealer charges about $150/hour so go figure.

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Update: I have ordered a Techstream cable from ebay. The seller has positive reviews. I will keep updating this thread. Hopefully, Techstream will be able to show me the ABS code.

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How much did you pay for that cable ? Let me know how that goes, wouldn't mind getting me own now that I have a laptop 😉

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Only 32 bit WINXP or WIN7? I thought TS was WIN10 compatible now ?

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Yes, I installed the software on my win 10 laptop, just going to use the cable. It should work.

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How did you go with TS plugged in ? Got a code from ECU ?

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Haven't receive the cable yet. Damn long shipping times. 

I have noticed another thing though. In the morning i did drive with no abs light and got on the highway. Drove for 20kms straight, no abs light. Took the exit, boom, abs light on. It's definitely a bad sensor in one of the wheels. 

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