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I have a 2002 ghlander and VSC and trac off light come on

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i have a 2002 highlander and VSC and trac off light come on when I move the vehicle, how to repair this.
JA: Do you happen to know the code? Have you tried to reset the computer?
Customer: no don't know the code, I remove pos battery cable and nothing having
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: yes,
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: it come on when I move the vehicle
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  carguy1 replied 1 year ago.

HI there,

Does the abs light also come on or not when you move the vehicle?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
no, just vsc and trac off light
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
that's it.
Expert:  carguy1 replied 1 year ago.


First of all you will likely have no choice but to have the codes read. Usually the issue that causes the lights is either one of the wheel speed sensors or the steering angle sensor. The problem is you have several sensors on the vehicle and the fastest way to get to the one you need to diagnose is first by the code. Now, I think the issue is one of the speed sensors or the steering angle sensor because you don't have an issue until the vehicle is actually in motion. This does point to one of these sensors, but again, without a starting point, it's difficult to know which one to start with.