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Toyota Tacoma 2015-2018 Service Manual: How To Proceed With Troubleshooting

CAUTION / NOTICE / HINT

HINT:

  • Use the following procedure to troubleshoot the audio and visual system.
  • *: Use the Techstream.

PROCEDURE

1.

VEHICLE BROUGHT TO WORKSHOP

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2.

CUSTOMER PROBLEM ANALYSIS

  • When troubleshooting, confirm that the problem symptoms have been accurately identified. Preconceptions should be discarded in order to make an accurate judgment. To clearly understand what the problem symptoms are, it is extremely important to ask the customer about the problem and the conditions at the time the malfunction occurred.
  • Gather as much information as possible for reference.Past problems that seem unrelated may also help in somecases.
  • The following 5 items are important points in problemanalysis:

    What

    Vehicle model, system name

    When

    Date, time, occurrence frequency

    Where

    Road conditions

    Under what conditions?

    Driving conditions, weather conditions

    How did it happen?

    Problem symptoms

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3.

INSPECT BATTERY VOLTAGE

(a) Measure the battery voltage with ignition switch off.

Standard voltage:

11 to 14 V

HINT:

If the voltage is below 11 V, recharge or replace the battery before proceeding to the next step.

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4.

CHECK CABIN

(a) Check that condensation is not likely to occur in the cabin, and that the temperature is not high or extremely low in the cabin.

OK:

Condensation is not likely being produced and the temperature is not high or extremely low.

HINT:

  • A humid cabin and a rapid change in temperature may lead to condensation. Condensation in the cabin may cause a short circuit.
  • The audio and visual system may not operate normally when the temperature is -20°C (-4°F) or lower, or 65°C (149°F) or higher.
NG

SET CABIN TO APPROPRIATE TEMPERATURE

OK

5.

CHECK FOR DTC*

(a) Refer to DTC Check/Clear.

Click here

Result

Proceed to

DTCs are output.

A

DTCs are not output.

B

B

GO TO STEP 9

A

6.

DTC CLEAR*

(a) Refer to DTC Check/Clear.

Click here HINT:

HINT:

The present DTCs may not indicate actual malfunctions depending on the vehicle operating conditions.

NEXT

7.

RECHECK FOR DTC*

(a) Refer to DTC Check/Clear.

Click here

Result

Proceed to

DTCs are output.

A

DTCs are not output.

B

HINT:

  • Even if the malfunction symptom is not confirmed, check for DTCs. This is because the system stores history DTCs.
  • If more information is needed, perform a recheck using the "System Check Mode" screen after rechecking for DTCs using the Techstream.
  • Check the DTCs and inspect the area that the code indicates.
B

GO TO STEP 9

A

8.

DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE CHART

(a) Find the output code in Diagnostic Trouble Code Chart.

Click here

NEXT

GO TO STEP 11

9.

PROBLEM SYMPTOMS TABLE

(a) Refer to Problem Symptoms Table.

Click here

Result

Proceed to

Fault is not listed in Problem Symptoms Table.

A

Fault is listed in Problem Symptoms Table.

B

HINT:

If the symptom does not recur and no DTCs are output, attempt to reproduce the symptoms.

Click here

B

GO TO STEP 11

A

10.

PERFORM TROUBLESHOOTING BASED ON MALFUNCTION SYMPTOM

(a) Refer to Terminals of ECU.

Click here

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11.

CHECK CIRCUIT

(a) Adjust, repair or replace as necessary.

NEXT

12.

RECHECK FOR DTC*

(a) After clearing DTCs, recheck for DTCs.

NEXT

13.

PERFORM CONFIRMATION TEST

NEXT

END

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