[RFI] Resetting Auto Computer
ad6aa at sbcglobal.net
Thu May 29 14:46:08 EDT 2014
After reading the item from Jim below, I wondered if everyone knew how to reset their auto computer.
Simply disconnect the Ground cable to the battery for about a half minute and reconnect.
(Worked for my GMC pickup, there may be problems with some newer autos that may be set up with some anti-thief protection. Some auto radios have to be recoded if power is disconnected. So YMMV.)
I had a wiring harness problem that took a long time to find and fix, so whenever the throttle control body wouldn't respond I would pull over and disconnect the battery. It would run for a few hours to a week before the problem would return.
Another thing to watch out for with anything Toyota. I bought my 2006
Sequoia (big SUV) when I began my move from Chicago in the fall of 2005,
and tried HF mobile on some cross-country trips. That quickly ground to
a halt when I learned that RF was getting into the car's computer and
putting me in "limp home" mode. Since I was deep into moving, I had no
time to troubleshoot it, and once I had moved, no longer wanted to do HF
mobile. :) Items #1 and #2 are aimed both at this issue, and also at
minimizing RX noise.
73, Jim K9YC
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