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Old 02-06-14, 08:33 AM   #16
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Old 01-21-16, 11:39 AM   #17
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Had the same lights come on. Disconnected the negative battery lead for 5 min and lights are off.
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Old 01-21-16, 12:53 PM   #18
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This is a Tool that we have rigged to take care of the VSC Lights @ SC Forum. It is about $3 off fleabay. Weld PINs as needed...

Get your tool made and follow this:

The problem is solved by putting a jumper on 2 pins in the OBD-II connector under the dash. I think a lot of owners have this problem especially after being scanned for code. Some scanners are not built the same-- that seems to be the explanation. Anyhow, here it is, with a little bit of modification as it suits the SC430.

1. Turn off ignition.
2. Look for the OBD-II connector under the dash, it has a black plastic cover which can be pulled out.
3. Using a 4-inch wire, insert ends on two pins (holes) of the OBD-II connector. Which ones? The connector has two rows of holes with pins inside. The connector's shape is basically rectangle but there's a little wedge shape to it. Like this:

______
/---------\
/-----------\

(see picture below)

I will call the narrower side of the connector the top row, and the wider side to be the lower row. Jump the following pins:
a) on the top row, counting from the left, where the first pin is 1, insert on pin number 3
b) on the bottom row, counting from the left, insert on pin
number 5.

4. Turn ON the ignition, do not start.
5. VSC and Check Engine lights turn ON. That's normal.
6. Wait for the VSC light to rapidly flash.
7. Turn OFF ignition.
8. Pull jumper wire out, cover the OBD-II connector.
9. Turn ignition ON, don't start, wait about 15 seconds to make sure everything has initialized.
10. Start car. Test drive. You've just saved yourself couple of thousand dollars.
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Old 02-15-16, 05:33 PM   #19
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I have 2008 RX350. What exactly pins numbers I need to insert?
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Old 02-18-16, 09:44 AM   #20
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Your 2008 RX350 requires the same pins to be shorted. It is a Toyota (and Lexus) thing.
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Old 05-11-16, 09:17 PM   #21
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Anyone do this recently? Where can I purchase this tool?
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Old 05-12-16, 05:55 PM   #22
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Anyone do this recently? Where can I purchase this tool?
I'm not sure why a person would even need the tool if they are shorting the pins on the OBDII port. The instructions don't make sense to me
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Anyone do this recently? Where can I purchase this tool?
I managed to reset with a paperclip. You have to find the right pins.
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I managed to reset with a paperclip. You have to find the right pins.
How'd you manage thar? Weren't you scared you'd short something else?
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