Automotive Abbreviations

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Common Automotive Abbreviations[edit | edit source]

Abbreviation What it means
2WD Two Wheel Drive Vehicle (4x2)
4WD Four Wheel Drive Vehicle (4x4)
A/C Air Conditioning
AC Alternating Current
ACC Accessory
ACIS Acoustic Control Induction System
ACSD Automatic Cold Start Device
ALT Alternator
AMP Amplifier
A/T Automatic Transmission
BACS Boost Altitude Compensation System
BAT Battery
BTDC Before Top Dead Center
BVSV Bimetallic Vacuum Switching Valve
CB Circuit Breaker
CCO Catalytic Convertor for Oxidation
DC Direct Current
DLC Data Link Connector
DTC Diagnostic Trouble Code
ECD Electronic Control Diesel
ECT Electronic Control Transmission
ECU Electronic Control Unit
EDU Electronic Driving Unit
EFI Electronic Fuel Injection
E/G Engine
EGR Exhaust Gas Recirculation
EVAP Evaporative Emission Control
E-VRV Electronic Vacuum Regulating Valve
EX Exhaust
FIPG Formed In Place Gasket
FL Fusible Link
Fr Front
GND Ground
HAC High Altitude Compensator
IG Ignition
IIA Integrated Ignition Assembly
IN Intake
ISC Idle Speed Control
J/B Junction Block
J/C Junction Connector
LCD Liquid Crystal Display
LED Light Emitting Diode
LH Left-Hand
LHD Left-Hand Drive
LO Low
MAP Manifold Absolute Pressure
MAX Maximum
MIL Malfunction Indicator Lamp
MIN Minimum
MP Multipurpose
M/T Manual Transmission
N Neutral
O2S Oxygen Sensor
O/D Overdrive
O/S Oversize
PKB Parking Brake
PS Power Steering
RAM Random Access Memory
RB Relay Block
RH Right-Hand
RHD Right-Hand Drive
ROM Read Only Memory
Rr Rear
SICS Starting Injection Control System
SSM Special Service Materials
SST Special Service Tool
STD Standard
SW Switch
TACH Tachometer
TDC Top Dead Center
TEMP. Temperature
TM Transmission
TMC TOYOTA Motor Corporation
TWC Three-Way Catalyst
U/D Underdrive
VCV Vacuum Control Valve
VIN Vehicle Identification Number
VSV Vacuum Switching Valve
w/ With
W/H Wire Harness
w/o Without
WU-TWC Warm Up Three—Way Catalytic Converter