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how do u get rid of fail-safe mode???

Old 05-07-2002, 03:43 PM
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how do u get rid of fail-safe mode???

my over drive led flashes every time i start my car...how do i get out of fail safe mode???
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Old 05-07-2002, 03:50 PM
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Have you reset the ECU? Have you reset the tranny computer?

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Old 05-07-2002, 03:53 PM
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ecu i reset...tranny comp???i dont know where that is...??? its been doin it for a few months...but my car shifts into 4th...but doesnt eccl fast over 110??? i dont know i have most bolt ons...vbmod....im thinking my car is supp to be fast...??? let me know...
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Old 05-07-2002, 04:51 PM
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Originally posted by BLacKMax69
ecu i reset...tranny comp???i dont know where that is...??? its been doin it for a few months...but my car shifts into 4th...but doesnt eccl fast over 110??? i dont know i have most bolt ons...vbmod....im thinking my car is supp to be fast...??? let me know...
Your TCU aka Transmission Control Unit Is inside your ecu.

How long after the VB mod was there a problem?

Change the fluid recently?
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Old 05-07-2002, 05:05 PM
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the fail safe was even before the vb mod...the fluid was replaced when i had it put in???and its full...i disconnct the neg term and reset the ecu...car started up and it didnt blink.. just went for a ride and i was going 110 in 3rd then it shifted to forth and got a whine...but i remember other peep had the same prob...(whine)...when i went home turned my car off and now it blinks again???WTF
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Old 05-08-2002, 03:21 AM
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Altezza lights= -40hp
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Old 05-08-2002, 09:58 AM
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i did all of the above...i have an extra ecu im goin to swap and see what happens
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Old 10-20-2018, 03:16 PM
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to reset the ECU on 3rd gens

reconnect Battery after over-night disconnect or ???

Turn ignition to on position for 2 seconds turn to off for 10 seconds, do that twice, then tap the gas pedal 5x, wait 7 seconds then push the pedal to the floor and hold until check engine light flashes. Don't let it up until it starts flashing. Then start the car within 3 seconds; allow the RPMs gauge to go down to find where its idle is supposed be (750rpm). After 30 seconds then you can drive it and it's done.

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Old 10-20-2018, 10:00 PM
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Dear Anthi Tony,

Thank you for your reply to this person's problem.

However, I suspect that in the 16+ years since they posted this, they probably have resolved their problem.
Please take note of the dates on a post.
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