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'99 V70 Base ETS lit

Post by E Showell » Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:29 am

Apologize in advance for not having precise VIDA fault language. It was something along the lines of sensor voltage too high and cruise control not responding. Accelerator pedal sensor?

ETM is a rebuilt Xemodex unit.

Any thoughts? Feels like car might be running a little rough.


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Re: '99 V70 Base ETS lit

Post by precopster » Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:27 am

Sometimes faulty ETMs call out the accelerator pedal which is a potentiometer in this case. Even though it's a XeModex it's entirely possible it has failed. Did you purchase it directly for this vehicle?


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Re: '99 V70 Base ETS lit

Post by E Showell » Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:15 am

Thanks Mike. Yep. Purchased directly for this vehicle. Rough running is really a squeaky dash. Car seems to be performing fine. I need to kill the light before I take for vehicle inspection tomorrow. Even then, they'll probably be able to detect the light was recently extinguished. Is there a recognized VIDA procedure for extinguishing ETS light?


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Re: '99 V70 Base ETS lit

Post by abscate » Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:00 pm

You might be able To pass inspection if CEL isn’t on. Ask inspector!


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Re: '99 V70 Base ETS lit

Post by bmdubya1198 » Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:57 pm

You can clear the codes and hope the DTC doesn't return, but I don't think you can force it off. Unless you use the ETS light "off" command in the "vehicle communication" section and it stays that way... but I'm not sure that will work.
As long as it's not throwing a P-code, you should be okay for inspection. Here in NC as long as your CEL isn't on and there are no current faults, you're good to go. Most inspectors don't worry about SRS, ABS, and other similar lights.


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Re: '99 V70 Base ETS lit  Topic is solved

Post by E Showell » Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:04 am

Turned itself off and I passed inspection in any event.


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