Toyota Tacoma manuals

Toyota Tacoma 2015-2018 Service Manual: Check Mode Procedure



Check mode has a higher sensitivity to malfunctions and can detect malfunctions that cannot be detected in normal mode. Check mode can also detect all of the malfunctions that can be detected in normal mode. In check mode, DTCs are stored with 1 trip detection logic.


  • All DTCs and freeze frame data will be cleared if: 1) the Techstream is used to change the ECM from normal mode to check mode or vice versa; or 2) during check mode, the ignition switch is turned from ON to ACC or off.
  • Before changing to check mode, make a note of the DTCs and freeze frame data.


(a) Make sure that the following conditions are met:

(1) Battery voltage is 11 V or higher.

(2) The throttle valve is fully closed.

(3) The shift lever is in neutral.

(4) The A/C switch is off.

(b) Connect the Techstream to the DLC3.

(c) Turn the ignition switch to ON.

(d) Turn the Techstream on.

(e) Enter the following menus: Powertrain / Transmission / Utility / Check Mode.

(f) Check that the MIL flashes as shown in the illustration.

(g) Start the engine. The MIL should turn off after the engine starts.

(g) Start the engine. The MIL should turn off after the engine starts.

(h) Simulate the conditions of the malfunction described by the customer.

(i) Using the Techstream, check for DTCs and freeze frame data.

Terminals Of Ecm
TERMINALS OF ECM HINT: The standard normal voltage between each pair of ECM terminals is shown in the table below. The appropriate conditions for checking each pair of terminals are also indic ...

Data List / Active Test
DATA LIST / ACTIVE TEST 1. DATA LIST NOTICE: In the table below, the values listed under "Normal Condition" are reference values. Do not depend solely on these reference values when dec ...

Other materials:

Electronic Circuit Inspection Procedure
ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT INSPECTION PROCEDURE 1. BASIC INSPECTION (a) WHEN MEASURING RESISTANCE OF ELECTRONIC PARTS (1) Unless otherwise stated, all resistance measurements should be made at an ambient temperature of 20°C (68°F). Resistance measurements may be inaccurate if measured at high tempe ...

If a warning light turns on or a warning buzzer sounds
Calmly perform the following actions if any of the warning lights turn on or flash. If a light turns on or flashes, but then turns off, this does not necessarily indicate a malfunction in the system. Stop the vehicle immediately. Continuing to drive the vehicle may be dangerous. The following ...

Antenna Coil Open / Short (B2784)
DESCRIPTION When an open or short circuit is detected in the transponder key amplifier coil built into the engine switch, the certification ECU (smart key ECU assembly) stores this DTC. This DTC is also stored as a past DTC. DTC Code DTC Detection Condition Tro ...

© 2011-2023 Copyright