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Author Topic: ABS Light intermittently coming on  (Read 4240 times)

Offline bigjeeze

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ABS Light intermittently coming on
« on: January 01, 2016, 03:31:58 PM »
Chaps

My manual MK2 has the ABS light on for days on end then suddenly turns off. Then comes on agaion in a few days. I think it may be a connection issue - i have checked and cleaned the connector under  the wheel arch but it keeps on recurring - any suggestions as to where I look next please?
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Offline Chrispb

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Re: ABS Light intermittently coming on
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2016, 04:34:36 PM »
Maybe a break in the wiring/lead, is VCDS pointing to a particular wheel?
2009 Kia Sedona GS In Black 2.9CRDI 183PS. 5 Speed Manual WAV.
2003 MK2 Galaxy Ghia In Solid Black 1.9 TDI 115PS. 5 Speed Automatic.

Upgraded Eberspächer booster heater  to independent heating with 7 day timer.

With VCDS lite (full version) need a code clearing or want to scan for faults in the north kent area, PM me.
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Offline bigjeeze

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Re: ABS Light intermittently coming on
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2016, 09:32:40 PM »
Front nearside . I have looked at it and cleaned it and it then works for a while. reluctor ring is OK so maybe the sensor is dying.
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Offline Chrispb

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Re: ABS Light intermittently coming on
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2016, 11:38:59 PM »
That's the one I knackered when I removed front strut, (forgot to unplug the lead) broke two wires where it fits in the multi plug.
2009 Kia Sedona GS In Black 2.9CRDI 183PS. 5 Speed Manual WAV.
2003 MK2 Galaxy Ghia In Solid Black 1.9 TDI 115PS. 5 Speed Automatic.

Upgraded Eberspächer booster heater  to independent heating with 7 day timer.

With VCDS lite (full version) need a code clearing or want to scan for faults in the north kent area, PM me.
All for a pint of Strongbow.

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Offline bigjeeze

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Re: ABS Light intermittently coming on
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2016, 01:48:13 PM »
Thanks Chris!   Unfortunately  I haven't removed strut or wheel bearings or brakes!!.  The bloody thing is working OK at the moment but I have the MOT tomorrow so no doubt it will go wonky again!
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Offline SilverBeast

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Re: ABS Light intermittently coming on
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2016, 09:07:51 PM »
My connector had split in two where it clips into the metal groove that should hold the connector from the brake pad, presumably as the plate rusted and "expanded".  When I tried to disconnect the connector to check it came apart and just left the pins sticking out.  I managed to superglue it back together and it's held for a couple of years since then. I think it was the connector on the pad so it will get replaced next time they do.  I'm pretty sure I didn't glue the two connectors together.....

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Re: ABS Light intermittently coming on
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2016, 08:16:38 AM »
I had to get my MK2 Manual MOT'd but the ABS light was worrying me. It seemed OK and on the MOT it was working - the car failed on a drop link rubber boot - so I decided to look at the problem again but couldn't work out whether it was fixable or not. Retest comes up and the light stays out - until 90 minutes before the test!  I had however looked at new sensors - GSF/Euro were both in the £45 - £50 range so I ordered one off E Bay for £13.00 - it arrived next day - the day of the test. Duly fitted  - problem solved. Nice new MOT.

I also sold my MK1 for  £500 so results all round!
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Offline Chrispb

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Re: ABS Light intermittently coming on
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2016, 04:32:28 PM »
 [GJ]
2009 Kia Sedona GS In Black 2.9CRDI 183PS. 5 Speed Manual WAV.
2003 MK2 Galaxy Ghia In Solid Black 1.9 TDI 115PS. 5 Speed Automatic.

Upgraded Eberspächer booster heater  to independent heating with 7 day timer.

With VCDS lite (full version) need a code clearing or want to scan for faults in the north kent area, PM me.
All for a pint of Strongbow.

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