P2120 2002 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER - Throttle Pedal Position Sensor/Switch 'D' Circuit
P2120 2002 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER Possible Causes
- Faulty Accelerator Pedal Position (APP) Sensor
- Accelerator Pedal Position (APP) Sensor harness is open or shorted
- Accelerator Pedal Position (APP) Sensor circuit poor electrical connection
- Faulty Engine Control Module (ECM)
How is the P2120 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.
What is the cost to diagnose the P2120 2002 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER code
Labor: 1.0The cost to diagnose the P2120 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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- Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
P2120 2002 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER MeaningThe Accelerator Pedal Position (APP) sensor is mounted on the accelerator pedal to detect the angle of the accelerator pedal. This sensor is electronically controlled and uses Hall-effect elements.
In the accelerator pedal position sensor, the voltage applied to terminals VPA and VPA2 of the Engine Control Module (ECM) changes between 0 V and 5 V in proportion to the angle of the accelerator pedal. The VPA is a signal to indicate the actual accelerator pedal angle and is used for the engine control. VPA2 is used to detect malfunctions of the sensor itself.
The ECM monitors the accelerator pedal angle from VPA and VPA2 signal outputs, and controls the throttle motor based on these signals.
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