p/s light after changing battery


Asked by GuruVBYWR Aug 17, 2018 at 12:48 PM about the 2003 Toyota Yaris

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I just changed my car battery after the previous one had gone dead (checked
the alternator and it is ok). Now the car starts, radio etc. all ok, but the P/S light
is coming on. There is also a plasticy/chemical smell but I don't know if that is
just a normal new battery smell. Do you think I have done something wrong
with connecting the battery?

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Update: I re-calibrated the power steering by turning the wheel all the way to the left, then centre, then all the way to the right. I did this a couple of times. The light went off as soon as I started driving. That seems to have fixed the issue.

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Hey, can you tell me in more details how to do that? Do I need to short any legs on the service socket? So far I had no luck finding a way to do this.

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This just happened to my car... checked all the fuses any idea for a fix?!

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