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Engine management Light is on

Postby princess gaynor » Thu Jun 07, 2012 3:00 pm

Hi there friends my engine management light has just come on on my 2000 MR2 Roadster. There is no obvious reason for this ie. no loss in performance or engine noise. Could anyone tell me the cheapest way to find out what's wrong and if it's safe to drive around in it with it on. Problem is my husband is working away and I'm stuck. Cheers :?:
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Engine management Light is on

Postby AmeR » Thu Jun 07, 2012 3:05 pm

Where are you based?
An owner with a code reader should be able to assist

*edit: is the car a UK spec?
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Re: Engine management Light is on

Postby M R 2 » Thu Jun 07, 2012 3:06 pm

Without getting the code read, there is little chance of identifying the problem. You may find a helpful member nearby with a code reader who can read the code for you and then post it up.
As to continuing to drive, that's a lottery. If its a serious problem you could do major damage, if its a simple 02 sensor for example you would probably be fine.

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Postby princess gaynor » Thu Jun 07, 2012 3:35 pm

Yes it's a uk spec and I live in Stoke on Trent (Werrington) was thinking of purchasing a code reader but there seems to be a bewildering array and not sure which would be best, If it didn't cost too much I'd take it to a garage but always feel like they're going to rip me off cuz I'm a "Girl" lol
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Re: Engine management Light is on

Postby mrzwei » Thu Jun 07, 2012 3:45 pm

Probably 40 quid if you take it to Toyota so better to buy one.
A particular one is used by many on here so someone will provide the link.

I wouldn't worry too much about driving it because the handbook simply says take it to a dealer as soon as possible. I think if it flashes then you need to stop!
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Re: Engine management Light is on

Postby princess gaynor » Thu Jun 07, 2012 3:50 pm

mrzwei wrote:Probably 40 quid if you take it to Toyota so better to buy one.
A particular one is used by many on here so someone will provide the link.

I wouldn't worry too much about driving it because the handbook simply says take it to a dealer as soon as possible. I think if it flashes then you need to stop!


Thanks for that info will wait to see if anyone comes up with a model to buy and I'm not used to using this site so not sure when I have a reply to my post :? do I just keep the post open or do I get some sort of alert?
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Re: Engine management Light is on

Postby mrzwei » Thu Jun 07, 2012 4:02 pm

Just log off and come back to the site when you want to. If there is a reply then it will still be under the title of your post in Maint. Probs. and Troubleshooting.
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Postby M R 2 » Thu Jun 07, 2012 4:05 pm

You can also go into your user account and set up to be notified by email when i reply is made.
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Postby Treboeth » Thu Jun 07, 2012 4:06 pm

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/U480-CAN-OBDI ... 27c45b474b

one of these will do just search OBD2 U480 as I am not recommending this seller :mrgreen:
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Re: Engine management Light is on

Postby princess gaynor » Thu Jun 07, 2012 4:11 pm

Thanks peeps I think you're all ace for helping a damsel in distress
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Re: Engine management Light is on

Postby Wabbitkilla » Thu Jun 07, 2012 4:33 pm

May be worth dropping a PM to FGrob, he is local when in-country ... but I can't remember if he has a reader!?!
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Re: Engine management Light is on

Postby princess gaynor » Thu Jun 07, 2012 4:52 pm

I've just ordered a reader from Amazon and it'll be here tomorrow so will post the code as soon as I get it :)
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Re: Engine management Light is on

Postby princess gaynor » Sat Jun 09, 2012 2:25 pm

Hi there folks I feel like a real mechanic now :D I've just plugged in my OBD11 reader and it's come up with Code P0135 O2 Sensor Heater Circuit Malfuntion (Bank 1 Senor 1) now this is when I realise I'm not a mechanic and haven't a clue what to do next :? . Is it safe to drive and does the sensor need replacing and how etc :?: HELP!!!! :scared:
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Re: Engine management Light is on

Postby FGrob » Sat Jun 09, 2012 2:46 pm

princess gaynor wrote:Hi there folks I feel like a real mechanic now :D I've just plugged in my OBD11 reader and it's come up with Code P0135 O2 Sensor Heater Circuit Malfuntion (Bank 1 Senor 1) now this is when I realise I'm not a mechanic and haven't a clue what to do next :? . Is it safe to drive and does the sensor need replacing and how etc :?: HELP!!!! :scared:

It's OK to drive, where about are you?? If you want me to take a look at it give me a shout.

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I've just seen - you are from Werrington, I'm just up the road at Cheddleton :scared: :scared:
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Re: Engine management Light is on

Postby princess gaynor » Sat Jun 09, 2012 2:58 pm

Thanks Rob, what a small world :crazyeyes: I've just cleared the fault and my hubby is home now so if he can't find the sensor that needs replacing or connector might need cleaning then I will certainly give you a shout :) I think you'll probably be able to hear me from there :wink:
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Re: Engine management Light is on

Postby FGrob » Sat Jun 09, 2012 3:03 pm

princess gaynor wrote:Thanks Rob, what a small world :crazyeyes: I've just cleared the fault and my hubby is home now so if he can't find the sensor that needs replacing or connector might need cleaning then I will certainly give you a shout :) I think you'll probably be able to hear me from there :wink:

OK no problem, take a look here to identify the sensor, it's the one on the right looking at the engine viewtopic.php?f=46&t=20790

I'll see if I've still got my old one, if so you are more than welcome to have it, you will need a O2 sensor socket for removal, I've not got one as I used a ring spanner in the past.

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Re: Engine management Light is on

Postby princess gaynor » Sat Jun 16, 2012 8:46 pm

Well I cleared the code with my reader and took out the sensor and cleaned the contacts and plugged it back in. Guess what the engine light came back on :( Rob you said you may have your old one, if you have how much would you want for it because on ebay they're around £40 :/ or does anyone know where I can get one from and am I ok to drive it in the mean time
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Re: Engine management Light is on

Postby lds1973 » Sat Jun 16, 2012 8:51 pm

theres a universal one on amazon that needs crimping to the original connector but it works fine and is a lot cheaper.

ill try and find the link.

http://www.amazon.com/Denso-234-4209-Un ... B000C5WCUE
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Re: Engine management Light is on

Postby princess gaynor » Sat Jun 16, 2012 9:02 pm

Thanks for that link Ids1973 but it looks like you can only get them from USA and then its the shipping costs but thanks again for answering my distress call :)
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Re: Engine management Light is on

Postby FGrob » Sat Jun 16, 2012 9:26 pm

princess gaynor wrote:Well I cleared the code with my reader and took out the sensor and cleaned the contacts and plugged it back in. Guess what the engine light came back on :( Rob you said you may have your old one, if you have how much would you want for it because on ebay they're around £40 :/ or does anyone know where I can get one from and am I ok to drive it in the mean time

Hi.

Don't buy the ebay ones, go to these people that's where I got mine from http://www.sparkplugs.co.uk/pages/prici ... rs-ccp.asp They look to be £49 plus P&P and they do work unlike some of the ebay ones.

Yes, in the mean time, I have a spare one (it's one I've modified so no charge) it should work until you get a new one, drop me a pm I'll drop it off tomorrow if you like.

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Re: Engine management Light is on

Postby FGrob » Sat Jun 16, 2012 9:34 pm

The part number you need is DOX-0204 if that helps.

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Re: Engine management Light is on

Postby princess gaynor » Sat Jun 16, 2012 9:36 pm

Thanks Rob I'll buy one but which is it the link says there is a front and a rear? I only use my car once or twice a week for about 20miles so you keep hold of your spare one but thanks for the offer you very kind person :wink:
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Re: Engine management Light is on

Postby FGrob » Sat Jun 16, 2012 9:43 pm

princess gaynor wrote:Thanks Rob I'll buy one but which is it the link says there is a front and a rear? I only use my car once or twice a week for about 20miles so you keep hold of your spare one but thanks for the offer you very kind person :wink:

It's the front you need, quote the above part number.

Hey no problem, it's not a spare I will use again, it's just one I have left over. If you were really stuck, which with the code you have is not the case, I would have let you have the one out of my car, it's only done 100 mile, I don't use my car a great deal so you could have just replaced it with a new one when it arrived.

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