Black box in engine bay

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Black box in engine bay

Post by Tmontague » Mon Oct 10, 2016 6:01 am

For the life of me i can't figure out what the olastic black box is that the throttle cabke come out of before going into the throttle body pulley?

My Vios is drive by wire and ny Echo never had this box
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Re: Black box in engine bay

Post by ehoff121 » Mon Oct 10, 2016 7:14 am

Assuming you mean the black box in the upper right, next to the brake fluid reservoir?

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Re: Black box in engine bay

Post by Tmontague » Mon Oct 10, 2016 1:02 pm

Yup that's the one. Just noticed all my spelling errors and crappy explanation. That's what happens when you go from a physical keyboard phone to screen based one...
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Re: Black box in engine bay

Post by Vulcan05 » Tue Oct 11, 2016 9:55 am

Cable comes out, goes to throttle control eccentric. My guess . . . . electronic throttle control.
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Re: Black box in engine bay

Post by Tmontague » Tue Oct 11, 2016 3:15 pm

So sort of like a cable/drive by wire hybrid? Never heard of that before. I assumed it was some control but couldn't find anything online regarding it
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Re: Black box in engine bay

Post by ColonelPanic » Wed Oct 12, 2016 3:46 pm

That's the cruise control actuator, Vibes with cable throttle had this. Later on when they transitioned to drive by wire, the actuator was no longer necessary.
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Re: Black box in engine bay

Post by Tmontague » Thu Oct 13, 2016 4:36 am

thanks for the info, now I know :D
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