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Toyota Tacoma 2015-2018 Service Manual: Engine Immobiliser System Circuit Short to Battery (B279A12)

Toyota Tacoma 2015-2018 Service Manual / Engine Immobiliser / Engine Immobiliser System(w/ Smart Key System) / Engine Immobiliser System Circuit Short to Battery (B279A12)

DESCRIPTION

When the communication line (IMI - EFIO) between the ECM and certification ECU (smart key ECU assembly) is stuck high, the ECM stores this DTC.

DTC Code

DTC Detection Condition

Trouble Area

DTC Output Confirmation Operation

B279A12

The communication line (IMI - EFIO) between the ECM and certification ECU (smart key ECU assembly) is stuck high (1 trip detection logic*1).

  • Wire harness or connector (disconnection or break in wire harness is main cause)
  • Certification ECU (smart key ECU assembly)
  • ECM

Turn the engine switch on (IG) and wait 6 seconds.

  • *1: Only output while a malfunction is present.
Vehicle Condition and Fail-safe Operation when Malfunction Detected

Vehicle Condition when Malfunction Detected

Fail-safe Operation when Malfunction Detected

Engine cannot be started (initial ignition occurs and engine cranks, then ignition stops)

Engine cannot be started

Related Data List and Active Test

DTC Code

Data List and Active Test

B279A12

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WIRING DIAGRAM

CAUTION / NOTICE / HINT

CAUTION / NOTICE / HINT

NOTICE:

  • When replacing the certification ECU (smart key ECU assembly), refer to Registration (See page After performing repairs, perform the operation that fulfills the DTC ).
  • After performing repairs, perform the operation that fulfills the DTC output confirmation operation, and then confirm that no DTCs are output again.

HINT:

When DTC B279A12 and the certification ECU (smart key ECU assembly) DTC are output simultaneously, first perform troubleshooting for the certification ECU (smart key ECU assembly) DTC.

PROCEDURE

1.

CLEAR DTC

(a) Clear the DTCs (See page ).

NEXT

2.

CHECK FOR DTC

(a) Turn the engine switch on (IG) and wait 10 seconds.

(b) Check for DTCs (See page Result ).

Result

Result

Proceed to

DTC or B279A12 is output

A

DTC or B279A12 and other DTCs are output

B

HINT:

If DTCs other than DTC B279A12 are output, troubleshoot those DTCs first.

B

GO TO DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE CHART

A

3.

CHECK CONNECTION OF CONNECTOR

(a) Turn the engine switch off.

(b) Check that the connectors are properly connected to the ECM and certification ECU (smart key ECU assembly).

OK:

Connectors are properly connected.

NG

CONNECT CONNECTORS PROPERLY

OK

4.

CHECK HARNESS AND CONNECTOR (CERTIFICATION ECU (SMART KEY ECU ASSEMBLY) - ECM)

(a) Disconnect the C27 certification ECU (smart key ECU assembly) connector.

(b) Disconnect the E14 ECM connector.

(c) Measure the resistance according to the value(s) in the table below.

Standard Resistance:

Tester Connection

Condition

Specified Condition

C27-6 (EFIO) - E14-8 (IMI)

Always

Below 1 Ω

C27-6 (EFIO) or E14-8 (IMI) - Body ground

Always

10 kΩ or higher

NG

REPAIR OR REPLACE HARNESS OR CONNECTOR

OK

5.

REPLACE CERTIFICATION ECU (SMART KEY ECU ASSEMBLY)

(a) Replace the certification ECU (smart key ECU assembly) with a new one (See page ).

NEXT

6.

REGISTER RECOGNITION CODES

(a) Register the key (See page ).

NEXT

7.

REGISTER ECU COMMUNICATION ID

(a) Register the ECU communication ID (See page ).

NEXT

8.

CLEAR DTC

(a) Clear the DTCs (See page ).

NEXT

9.

CHECK FOR DTC

(a) Check for DTCs (See page HINT: ).

HINT:

Before checking for DTCs, perform the "DTC Output Confirmation Operation" procedure.

OK:

DTC B279A12 is not output.

OK

END (CERTIFICATION ECU (SMART KEY ECU ASSEMBLY) WAS DEFECTIVE)

NG

REPLACE ECM

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