O2 sensor DTC P0031

Tiny
TESMONDH
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  • 2003 TOYOTA TUNDRA
  • 3.7L
  • V6
  • 4WD
  • MANUAL
  • 126,500 MILES
Getting this code in my pickup. I need help determining which sensor it is and if I can change it easily myself or if I need to take it to a mechanic. My pickup is an SR5 V6 3.
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Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 AT 3:15 AM

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Tiny
STEVE W.
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P0031 - Heater control circuit low (bank 1 sensor 1). Easy item to test, unplug the sensor connector for the upstream O2 on the drivers side. Look at the connector and you will see two wires that are the same color and two that are different. The two same color wires are the heater circuit. Those carry twelve volts to the O2 sensor to make it heat up and respond faster. Use an ohm meter to check for continuity between those wires. Also use a test light to see if the twelve volt feed is there as well.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-use-a-voltmeter
https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-use-a-test-light-circuit-tester

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Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 AT 5:23 AM
Tiny
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Is the B1S1 sensor located beneath the rig or under the hood?
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Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 AT 5:39 PM
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STEVE W.
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It is the first sensor in the exhaust pipe. On the V8 it's in the manifold, in the V6 it's in the pipe just above the convertor.

B1 means it is on the side where cylinder number one is. S1 means it is the first sensor in the system.
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Thursday, May 11th, 2017 AT 4:26 AM
Tiny
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So, the catalytic converter is on the passenger side near the door underneath the rig. The sensor would be the first sensor in front of the converter, nearest to the engine?
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Thursday, May 11th, 2017 AT 5:29 PM
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STEVE W.
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Yes BUT there will be a Y pipe coming from the convertor to the engine. In that pipe or in the exhaust manifolds themselves there will be a sensor on each side you need to be sure you check the sensor that is on the side where cylinder number one is. That will be B1 S1
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Thursday, May 11th, 2017 AT 9:35 PM

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