How to Read, Clear Toyota ABS Fault Codes

Toyota ABS Light Reset Instructions

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In this guide, you will find step-by-step instructions on how to read codes and reset or clear Toyota ABS light and codes.

Once you read the codes, you will need to fix the underlying problem before resetting the ABS light on your Toyota. In most cases, the problem is a bad ABS wheel speed sensor. You can clear the ABS light following these instructions. 

What you will need

Toyota ABS codes can not be read or reset with a generic OBD-II scanner designed to access the engine module. To read, clear, and reset the Toyota ABS light, you will need a scanner decided to work on Toyota and access the ABS module. 

How to Reset Toyota ABS codes and light

  1. Connect your OBD-II diagnostic tool to the diagnostic port located under the driver dash area.Toyota Sienna 2011 diagnostic portToyota Highlander 2008 diagnostic portToyota 4Runner 2016 diagnostic portToyota Highlander 2008 OBDII diagnostic port
  2. Turn on your ignition two clicks; do not turn on the engine.Toyota Camry 2011 diagnostic mode dashboardToyota Highlander 2008 in diagnostic modeToyota Camry 2011 diagnostic mode
  3. Allow the OBDII tool to communicate with your car. 
  4. Select the Toyota model or do an auto scan.  How to read Tyota ABS fault codes

     

  5. Scroll down to the ABS module. Select “Read Fault Codes” 
  6. Write down all the fault codes and fix them. 
  7. Come back and select clear fault codes to erase the ABS light. 

It is important to realize that you can not clear the Toyota ABS light or reset the codes without fixing it. If you clear Toyota ABS lights without fixing the problem, the ABS light will come back as soon as you start to drive. 

How to Reset Toyota ABS without a Scan Tool

 

This video shows how to reset the Toyota ABS light with a scan tool. This procedure does not work on all Toyota models. 

Can I disable Toyota ABS light?

If your Toyota ABS light is staying on all the time, the ABS is already disabled and non-functional.

You can not reset the Toyota ABS light by disconnecting the battery. 

 

DIY Cost: $65-$160
Est. Time: 20 min
Difficulty: Intermediate