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Old 02-28-2018, 08:47 PM
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I have a 2011 Scion xD the Check Engine and the Traction Control Off Light came on.

What's wrong and what do I do?

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Old 02-28-2018, 11:49 PM
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When did they come on?

If the engine light came on, then you can scan the code. That will give you an idea what is wrong. But first, check your fuses.
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It came on on my way home from work today... took the batterie cable off for about 10 mins like someone told me to now it won't start
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How do I check the fuses? I'm a girl and know nothing about cars
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I have a 2011 Scion xD the Check Engine and the Traction Control Off Light came on. What's wrong and what do I do?
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If it won't start, then something major is wrong. I assume you re-connected the battery the correct way? You've given so little information, it's really impossible to have ANY idea what might be wrong. If something as basic as checking your fuses is a completely unknown experience to you, then you really have zero chance in fixing whatever is wrong yourself. You should go ahead and have it towed to a mechanic.

BTW, whoever told you to disconnect the battery for 10 minutes is a moron, and should be ignored for repair advice in the future.
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So, I had my VSC and ABS lights come on last month. At times, the lights would go off for a few minutes, but when I used the brake, the ABS would sometimes act 'squirrely', so I pulled the ABS fuse until I had time to check it out on the weekend. This left the VSC, ABS AND brake lights on the dash on; very annoying.

So, the weekend came around, and I pulled the battery so that I could get to the plug for the ABS module. checked all the leads with my multi-meter, but found no problems with any of the sensors. Not sure what is the problem now? Wheel speed module?? So, I decided to check the sensors on each wheel, to see if there was anything visibly wrong.

When I got to my left rear, I noticed that it was awfully soft; below 10 psi. I pumped the tire up, and voila!, the lights went out! I'd decided last year that spending $350 on TPMS sensors was just too much, so I went without them, utilizing a piece of electrical tape to cover the light on the dash. Seems I picked up a small nail in that tire.

So, long story short, the VSC and the ABS are sensitive enough that a very soft tire will make them inoperable.
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Being a girl has nothing to do with anything. I'm a girl and i fix and do basic maintenance on my car myself. I change my own oil, spark plugs you name it. Please don't use that as an excuse, it gives others the impression that just because I am a female I am helpless and know nothing about cars.

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Being a girl has nothing to do with anything. I'm a girl and i fix and do basic maintenance on my car myself. I change my own oil, spark plugs you name it. Please don't use that as an excuse, it gives others the impression that just because I am a female I am helpless and know nothing about cars.
FWIW, ain't getting the plugs out in an xD a pain in the ***?

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Yes!!! I had a couple extensions (for my ex's truck) but they weren't the right size so I had to buy 2 smaller ones lol. It was such a pain.
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I used my long extension, which would uncrew the plugs, but not hold them, so I fished them out with a 1' length of heater hose.
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Heater hose? Never would of thought of that. Yeah I used my long one to unscrew them then 2 shorter ones to pull it out.

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I used my long extension, which would uncrew the plugs, but not hold them, so I fished them out with a 1' length of heater hose.
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