Toyota Avalon Service & Repair Manual: MIL Circuit

DESCRIPTION

The Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) is used to indicate vehicle malfunctions detected by the ECM.

The MIL operation can be checked visually. When the power switch is first turned to on (IG), the MIL should be illuminated and should then turn off after the engine is started. If the MIL remains illuminated or is not illuminated, conduct the following troubleshooting procedure using the Techstream.

WIRING DIAGRAM

PROCEDURE

1.

CHECK THAT MIL IS ILLUMINATED

(a) Perform troubleshooting in accordance with the table below.

MIL

Condition

Proceed to

Illuminates → Turns off

Power switch on (IG) → engine is started

A

Other than above

-

B

A

CHECK FOR INTERMITTENT PROBLEMS

B

2.

CHECK COMMUNICATION BETWEEN TECHSTREAM AND ECM

(a) Connect the Techstream to the DLC3.

(b) Turn the power switch on (IG).

(c) Turn the Techstream on.

(d) Check the communication between the Techstream and ECM.

HINT:

It can be checked using the "Engine" item of the Data List.

Result

Proceed to

Communication is possible

A

Communication is not possible

B

B

GO TO VC OUTPUT CIRCUIT

A

3.

CHECK WHETHER DTC OUTPUT RECURS

(a) Connect the Techstream to the DLC3.

(b) Turn the power switch on (IG).

(c) Turn the Techstream on.

(d) Enter the following menus: System Select / Health Check.

(e) Check if any DTCs have been detected. Note down any DTCs.

Result

Proceed to

DTCs are not output

A

Any DTCs is output

B

HINT:

Check for detected DTCs output from other ECUs which relate to the MIL.

B

REPAIR CIRCUIT INDICATED BY OUTPUT

A

4.

PERFORM ACTIVE TEST USING TECHSTREAM

(a) Connect the Techstream to the DLC3.

(b) Turn the power switch on (IG).

(c) Turn the Techstream on.

(d) Enter the following menus: Body Electrical / Combination Meter / Active Test / Check Engine Warning.

Body Electrical > Combination Meter > Active Test

Tester Display

Check Engine Warning

(e) Check the status of the MIL while performing the Active Test.

Result

Proceed to

Changes

A

Does not change

B

A

REPLACE ECM

B

REPLACE COMBINATION METER ASSEMBLY

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