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altezza auto - gear buttons not working

Postby blacktoprs200 » Thu Dec 12, 2013 1:22 am

hi i have a 1999 triptonic altezza. recently in the cold i noticed when i put the car in manual mode it wont change gears from the buttons on steering wheel. any ideas? drives perfect in auto mode so doubt there any gearbox issues, im thinking more elecctrical issues but would love to get some expert advice. thanks

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Re: altezza auto - gear buttons not working

Postby mike_01 » Thu Dec 12, 2013 10:41 am

so when warm the buttons work fine?
there is a feature on them that you can't get a gear lower than 3rd when the engine is cold but you can still choose 3rd 4th and 5th

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Re: altezza auto - gear buttons not working

Postby blacktoprs200 » Thu Dec 12, 2013 4:20 pm

yes i know it wont hit 2nd when i start the car in the mornings as the engine is still cold regardless of weather. but some days the buttons work fine and gears but the other days they dont work at all its like its got a mind of its own!

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Re: altezza auto - gear buttons not working

Postby blacktoprs200 » Thu Dec 12, 2013 4:20 pm

yes i know it wont hit 2nd when i start the car in the mornings as the engine is still cold regardless of weather. but some days the buttons work fine and gears but the other days they dont work at all its like its got a mind of its own!

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Re: altezza auto - gear buttons not working

Postby blacktoprs200 » Thu Dec 12, 2013 4:20 pm

yes i know it wont hit 2nd when i start the car in the mornings as the engine is still cold regardless of weather. but some days the buttons work fine and gears but the other days they dont work at all its like its got a mind of its own!

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Re: altezza auto - gear buttons not working

Postby mike_01 » Thu Dec 12, 2013 11:39 pm

3 replies lol
So weather the car is warm or not then as you said in first post about it being when its cold
so really then either the steering wheel ring contacts are dodgy does it make a difference with steering wheel in different angles?
or it's one of the control modules

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Re: altezza auto - gear buttons not working

Postby blacktoprs200 » Fri Dec 13, 2013 12:21 am

Lol dont know how i managed to put 3 replies! What im trying to say is its only started happening in the cold weather. Nothing to do with the car being cold or warm u misread it pal. It was working perfect in summer but last month on a cold day i was driving and put it in manual mode and buttons stopped working i have tried it with steering at diffrent angles and still no luck. What would be the solution if it was control modules? I dont know my way around cars so aint got a clue what control module is :?:

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Re: altezza auto - gear buttons not working

Postby mike_01 » Fri Dec 13, 2013 11:59 am

ah right see now was on my phone when read it :lol:
wouldn't think the cold weather would have made a problem unless it could be moisture in the connections somewhere
does the M light come up on the dash
here a few diagrams from toyo diy
http://www.toyodiy.com/parts/p_J_199811 ... _4504.html
http://www.toyodiy.com/parts/p_J_199811 ... _8410.html

so as you can see there are a few parts to it, have you tried reading error codes if any have come up?
would think it would be something to do with steering wheel if everything else is all good

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Re: altezza auto - gear buttons not working

Postby blacktoprs200 » Fri Dec 13, 2013 4:30 pm

Right im going to have a look this weekend and see what i can find

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Re: altezza auto - gear buttons not working

Postby SilTezza » Wed Dec 18, 2013 1:43 pm

welcome


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