Engine-Codes - Toyota - P0500 2002 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER

P0500 2002 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER - Vehicle Speed Sensor 'A'

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 2/3  What is this?
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P0500 2002 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER Possible Causes

  • Faulty Vehicle Speed Sensor
  • Vehicle speed sensor harness or connectors is open or shorted
  • Vehicle speed sensor circuit poor electrical connection
  • Combination meter
  • Faulty Engine Control Module (ECM)

How is the P0500 2002 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER code repair?

Start by checking the "Possible Causes" listed above. Visually inspect the related wiring harness and connectors. Check for damaged components and look for broken, bent, pushed out, or corroded connector's pins.

Tech Notes

The P0500 code is very common on the Toyota Tacoma, Toyota Yaris, Toyota Camry, Toyota Tundra, Toyota RAV-4. Before replacing the sensor you should try cleaning the sensor gear and erasing the code. If the light comes back you may have to replace the sensor.

What is the cost to diagnose the P0500 2002 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER code

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the P0500 2002 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER code is 1.0 hour of labor. The auto repair's diagnosis time and labor rates vary by location, vehicle's make and model, and even your engine type. Most auto repair shops charge between $75 and $150 per hour.
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When is the code detected?

The almost 0 km/h (0 MPH) signal from vehicle speed sensor is sent to ECM even when vehicle is being driven.

Possible Symptoms

  • Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
  • Speedometer may not work properly
  • Transmission shifting problem

P0500 2002 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER Meaning

The vehicle speed sensor outputs a 4 pulse signal for every revolution of the rotor shaft, which is rotated by the transmission output shaft via the driven gear. After this signal is converted into a more precise rectangular waveform by the waveform shaping circuit inside the combination meter, it is then transmitted to the Engine Control Module (ECM). The ECM determines the vehicle speed based on the frequency of these pulse signals.

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