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Old 07 Dec 2011, 03:33 am
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Hey guys I am new here so I hope you go easy on me! I have an 04 cruiser with just the standard 2.4. Last week we had a bad snow storm and I slid through a stop sign and destroyed the driver front wheel on a curb. After that I drover it to blocks on a flat home and parked it. The litlle Guy sat for three days in below 0 weather. When I started it today it was throwing p0032 and p0038 error codes. The battery was a bit low and I was curious if that might cause this to happen? If I pull battery ground will it reset the computer? I also had a problem with the fog lights last summer. The switch started smoking while I was driving on the highway. I pulled the fuse and have not messed with it since. Any suggestions on how to fix?
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Old 07 Dec 2011, 04:38 am
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P:0032 is O2 Sensor Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 1 Sensor 1)
P:0038 is O2 Sensor Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 1 Sensor 2)
P0032 - Front O2 Sensor Heater Control Circuit High
P0038 - Rear O2 Sensor Heater Control Circuit High

CHECK YOUR WIRES GOING TO THE O2 Sensors. one may have gotten ripped off....
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Old 07 Dec 2011, 05:20 am
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The smoke was from your MFS (Multi Function Switch) on the steering column. It's a common problem and you can either try and repair it yourself or just replace the switch. They cost about $70 and you can replace it yourself with the HELP threads on this forum.

Yes, taking off the negative battery cable for about 5 minutes will reset the computer and clear the codes. The fault code(s) will come right back if the problem still exists when you start it back up.
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Old 08 Dec 2011, 03:02 pm
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Ok so I reset the computer and the codes came up again. I checked the wiring from the o2 sensors and they are all just fine. How could bumping the curb make both of my o2 sensors fail?
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Old 08 Dec 2011, 04:12 pm
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it probaly didnt but it was a chance
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Old 08 Dec 2011, 04:26 pm
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Hmmmm hit on drivers side enough to destroy the wheel. You looked at the O2 sensor wires and they seemed OK. I would look at the PDC and wiring under and around that area. Both the heater circuits use the same feed which would lead me to look in that area for wire damage for that circuit. The impact to damage the wheel could drive enough force to wack other things under the hood and pinch a wire or two...
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