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Old 05-09-14, 07:23 PM   #1
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Default Help! VSC warning light stuck On & I know what did it

I'm in England.

A few days ago the wife returned the 2004 GS430 to the driveway with hardly any fuel in the tank (for her "reasons", one should ask a shrink, not a mechanic).

I thought I could make it to the nearest petrol station, but I was wrong - ran out of petrol half way.

It glided to a halt slightly further from the curb than I'd have liked. Attempts to start the engine again sputtered into nothingness - it had probably been running on vapour for the last few seconds.

So I put it into neutral and gently (was going to be gently, as I was alone and the car is heavy) pushed it for a couple of yards. Nothing eventful at all.

Having bought some fuel and brought it back, restarted the car.

As usual when switching on the ignition, a lot of warning lights are illuminated, and in a second or two they all go off. This is what happened...

... but then 3-4 seconds later the amber "VSC (Vehicle Stability Control) and VSC OFF warning lights came on on the dashboard display, and stayed on.

Now it does this every time I start the car.

Pressing the VSC OFF button (near the ECT/Snow controls) changes nothing; switching the engine on and off does nothing.

The "VSC" light means a problem with the VSC; "VSC OFF" means you have switched it off. As I understand from Googling, I understand this combination is nothing much to worry about (as long as the "OFF" light is also there) but I'd still like to get rid of them.

It is obviously caused by my manually pushing the car. Wasn't there a few seconds before, is there from the first time I switched on after doing it.

I may try disconnecting the battery, waiting for a while and then reconnecting the battery - yes?

Or could it be some fuse blown (why triggered by me trying to start the engine without petrol in it, I can't guess)?

(I know the masterplan is for me to visit a Lexus dealer who will charge me USD 150+ for "resetting" the indicator - no thanks!)

Help!

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It's def not a fuse, reset the master computer and see if it works... 30 minutes negative battery terminal
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Thanks, that fixed it! Let's hope the warning lights stay off, now. :-)
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