Replaced Spiral Cable / Clock Spring Now I Have ABS Lights and Codes. Please Help

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  1. Sidewayzgt

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    I just replaced my spiral cable because of a horn issue and now I have lights on the dash and error codes. The codes that are coming up are C1203 (ABS Current Engine control system communication circuit malfunction), C1231 (ABS Current malfunction in steering angle sensor), C1336 (ABS Current Zero calibration of yaw rate sensor undone) and C1345 (ABS current Not Learning linear valve offset abnormality). None of these errors were present before I touched the spiral cable. The codes will not clear with my Innova computer. Suggestions?
     
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    Did you follow repair manual procedures for replacing the spiral cable assembly?

    You probably need to reset the yaw rate and acceleration sensor.
     

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    Thanks for the PDF. I will try this. I tried something similar but with pins 4 and 13. Do I need any special tools for this? Can I use my Innova OBD computer?
     
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    There seem to be several people recently who must be running into some internet information source with some misinformation about the use of pins 4 and 13. That's for reading codes out. It's not used for the linear solenoid and yaw relearning; as you see in the manual, pin 12 is used for that.

    There's nothing particularly "similar" between grounding the right pin, and grounding the wrong pin. One does the thing you want, one won't....

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    I did this and still have codes C1203 , C1231 and C1345 and they will not go away. I still have the traction control light, parking brake light, abs light and (!) light. What do I have to do to get these off? None of this was on before I replaced my spiral cable?
     
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    Since I do not have a VCI scan tool I counted the light blinks and here is what I came out with.

    Traction Control 3145
    ABS 42
    (!) Light 6695

    Any ideas?
     
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    The blink codes are two digits each, so you've got 31, 45; 42; 66, 95.

    ( ... that's assuming you started counting at the right places, so they're not 14, 53; 45; 56, 69. If you look closely, the pauses between codes are a bit longer than the pause between the digits of a code.)

    As luck would have it, I've made a bunch of notes on various DTCs from times I've been signed in to techinfo, but I haven't got any notes on those particular codes. (One of the next times I feed techinfo another $15, I really just need to download all the sections with DTC lists, if nothing else.)

    But, anyway, that's where the manual is, and that's where you'll find what those codes mean and what to do about them. (If it ends up not being completely clear in the manual, you can post what it says about 'em, and we can put our heads together about it.)

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    Pardon my ignorance, but this spiral cable, what does it do and interconnects to?????:censored:
     
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    The steering wheel has to rotate and the spiral cable winds around the steering column to allow rotation. All of the signals that are from (to) the lights/switches on the steering wheel communicate through the spiral cable (sometimes called a clock spring cable).

    JeffD
     
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    Thank you JeffD
     
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    Ok, I have managed to clear all codes and all lights from the dash except for code C1231 (Steering Angle Sensor Circuit) and the traction control light on the dash. I have TIS and cable. This code was not on before. What other test or calibration do I need to perform? I cannot find it in the manual? Thanks
     
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