Is your Toyota ABS light on and won’t stay off even if you have fixed the problem? Learn how to reset the ABS light by following the procedures below. This guide provides step-by-step instructions on reading codes and resetting or clearing Toyota ABS lights and codes.
Once you read the codes, you must 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. You will need a scanner to work on Toyota and access the ABS module to read, clear, and reset the Toyota ABS light.
How to Reset Toyota ABS codes and light
- Connect your OBD-II diagnostic tool to the diagnostic port located under the driver dash area.
- Turn on your ignition two clicks; do not turn on the engine.
- Allow the OBDII tool to communicate with your car.
- Select the Toyota model or do an auto scan.
- Scroll down to the ABS module. Select “Read Fault Codes.”
Write down all the fault codes and fix them.
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 return as soon as you start driving.
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 stays on all the time, the ABS is already disabled and non-functional. You can not reset the Toyota ABS light by disconnecting the battery.
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