What does a Toyota Tacoma P0500 DTC/Diagnostic Trouble Code mean? In this video I will be showing one way to diagnose a code P0500, possible VSS/Vehicle Speed Sensor on a Toyota Tacoma, and why just replacing the VSS/Vehicle Speed Sensor may not fix that P0500 code on your Toyota Tacoma.
It happens quite often without proper diagnosis, parts are thrown at a repair because of a particular code. I hope from this video you learn that throwing parts at a P0500 code won't necessarily fix it as you saw with this Toyota Tacoma. Many parts go into vehicle systems these days, and they are much more complex than cars of the past, as you will see I checked many parts of this Toyota Tacoma to get a proper diagnosis. As you will see I checked multiple vehicle data pids from vehicle speed, ABS system data, and onto physical parts within the harness and instrument cluster, but in the end we do fix the Toyota Tacoma P0500 issue. This diagnostic path should help diagnose similar P0500 troubles from other manufacturers.