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Old 01-24-2012, 11:39 PM
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this is the only down fall to all this new high tech computerized stuff ....kinda miss the good old days of vehicles without all the fancy crap was much easier to work on LOL
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Stupid question but in this How-to for the IAVL, what does "MIL" mean? It refers to waiting for MIL to stop blinking and turn to ON. What exactly is blinking? Sounds dumb but I dont know that particular terminology
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Old 04-21-2012, 07:09 PM
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Stupid question but in this How-to for the IAVL, what does "MIL" mean? It refers to waiting for MIL to stop blinking and turn to ON. What exactly is blinking? Sounds dumb but I dont know that particular terminology
"MIL" = Malfunction Indicator Lamp - aka Check Engine Light (CEL) aka Service Engine Soon (SES) light.
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haha alright, that is what I figured. That is what I used, got it actually right 3 times I believe, to where it went through it's little phases and then went solid. The light would stay off for maybe two starts and then come back on, looks like I need to go ahead and look at some other issues. Thanks.
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Old 04-26-2012, 05:57 PM
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I think I need to do this, got a P0172 code. Already cleaned the MAF, and my filter. Still keeps throwing codes. Hopefully I can resolve this at home, don't really like my dealership service dept.
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Old 07-17-2012, 03:13 AM
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The PNP switch is referring the Park/Neutral position switch.. For it to be ON:
Auto Trans - Park or Neutral, Manual Trans - Neutral

Here's a cool graphic from the service manual that shows the process for entering the "idle air volume learning" mode if this helps anyone..

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Old 07-21-2012, 04:36 AM
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The PNP switch is referring the Park/Neutral position switch.. For it to be ON:
Auto Trans - Park or Neutral, Manual Trans - Neutral

Here's a cool graphic from the service manual that shows the process for entering the "idle air volume learning" mode if this helps anyone..

At first that diagram made no sense. But after looking at it, it does almost make it easier.
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After attempting a few times (2 days :P) I figured i was doing something wrong. Duh!
I grabbed a stop watch and made a simple calculation. It worked the first time, so I unplugged the TB again to re try it (haha) hoping that it worked again just in case i ran into this again and it did. So i gave it a third try and work again.
Normal way:
Start engine and warm it up to normal operating temperature.
4. Check that all items listed under the topic PREPARATION (previously mentioned) are in good order.
5. Turn ignition switch OFF and wait at least 10 seconds.
6. Confirm that accelerator pedal is fully released, then turn ignition switch ON and wait 3 seconds.
7. Repeat the following procedure quickly five times within 5 seconds.
a. Fully depress the accelerator pedal.
b. Fully release the accelerator pedal.
8. Wait 7 seconds, fully depress the accelerator pedal and keep it for approx. 20 seconds until the MIL stops
blinking and turned ON.
9. Fully release the accelerator pedal within 3 seconds after the MIL turned ON.
10. Start engine and let it idle.
11. Wait 20 seconds.
12. Rev up the engine two or three times and make sure that idle speed and ignition timing are within the
specifications.

My Way with time watch
Now, this is how I did it and hope this will be a easier way to understand how to do it.
00:00 Turn key to ign. on
00:03 Press gas pedal 5 times (all the way down and realease) before 5 sec. (00:08)The total 5sec. Now wait 7 sec. more
This is were i think i was going wrong before, I was pressing the pedal 5 times and did not take into consideration that even if it took me 3 sec to press the pedal 5 times you STILL have to wait the hole 5 sec. before going onto waiting for the next 7 sec.
00:15 Press and hold the gas pedal until the MIL light goes solid, once this happens release gas pedal and start engine.
Let it idle and you should be good to go

idle relearn completed! the shortbus hasn't idled this low in years. CEL is out too. only took me 3 tries using this method. easy peasy!
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what is the MIL light?
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Old 09-04-2012, 04:21 PM
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^look 4 posts above yours at posts 62,63, and 64
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