My 2005 Toyota forerunner height assist is stuck on high, is there a solution for this?Thanks in advance!

Tiny
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HI, my 2005 toyota forerunner height assist is stuck on high, is there a solution for this?Thanks in advance!
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Monday, January 2nd, 2012 AT 11:11 PM

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Tiny
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Have it scanned for codes.
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Monday, January 2nd, 2012 AT 11:32 PM
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Thanks for the suggestion. I will therefore need to take it to the dealership to "scan the codes".
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Monday, January 2nd, 2012 AT 11:36 PM
Tiny
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One of the height adjustment switches or relays is most likely fused closed.
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Monday, January 2nd, 2012 AT 11:37 PM
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Thanks rivermikerat for your input, I am not sure how to proceed, but with your suggestion, I am better able to "suggest" your idea to the mechanic.
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Monday, January 2nd, 2012 AT 11:41 PM
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You can take it to almost any repair shop. Most will scan for codes for free. Or, if you live outside California, many parts stores will also scan for codes for free.

Conversely, if you know how to use a meter, you can check the switches and relays yourself.
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Monday, January 2nd, 2012 AT 11:46 PM
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It's actually not stuck in high, the body does raise and lower, but it thinks that normal is in the high position. When I lower the body to low, it looks fine, but once I start driving the body raises to "normal" but is actually in the high position
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Monday, January 2nd, 2012 AT 11:47 PM
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Our reference material doesn't give us troubleshooting steps for components or systems like this without trouble codes. But, looking through some of them and the diagnostic steps for them, the relay and switch issue is what I was able to come up with.

Having a trouble code gives us a better idea of where to look.

The attached image shows where the Suspension ECU is located.
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Monday, January 2nd, 2012 AT 11:53 PM
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That sounds like a controller or sensor issue.
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Monday, January 2nd, 2012 AT 11:58 PM
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Dear Rivermikerat, THANK YOU so much for your prompt responses. Based on your suggestions, I will try to troubleshoot with the mechanic.
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Monday, January 2nd, 2012 AT 11:59 PM
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Let us know what you find out.
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Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012 AT 12:02 AM
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OK, will do.

Thanks for sending the diagrams also.
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Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012 AT 12:04 AM
Tiny
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My pleasure. Enjoy the games today. I am.
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Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012 AT 12:13 AM
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Not sure who is playing, am actually a woman. :>)
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Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012 AT 12:15 AM
Tiny
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Oh. Right now is the Rose Bowl. Wisconsin and Oregon. Insane, high scoring game. Fiesta Bowl is next. Oklahoma State and Stanford.
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Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012 AT 12:33 AM
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I see. Still don't know heehee
Sorry
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Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012 AT 2:15 AM
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NO problem.
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Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012 AT 3:46 AM

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