When the ECM detects a malfunction, the ECM makes a diagnosis and memorizes the information related to the fault. Furthermore, the MIL (Malfunction Indicator Lamp) in the combination meter illuminates or blinks to inform the driver of the malfunction.
At the same time, the DTC (Diagnosis Trouble Code) are stored in the memory. The DTC can be read by connecting a hand-held tester.
The ECM uses the CAN protocol for diagnostic communication. Therefore, a hand-held tester and a dedicated adapter [CAN VIM (Vehicle Interface Module)] are required for accessing diagnostic data. For details, see the 2007 Camry Repair Manual (Pub. No. RM0250U).
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