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Author Topic: ABS Warning Light  (Read 4564 times)

Offline Scuba_do

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ABS Warning Light
« on: September 28, 2013, 06:35:33 PM »
The ABS warning light is stuck on in our number 2 Galaxy, a 52 plate 2.3 Petrol Zetec. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to get VCDS-Lite working on my laptop since I upgraded to Windows 7 in spite of trying all sorts of different drivers. I've got two different ODB-II cables and neither will work. VCDS-lite seems to detect the cable OK but reports no response from any of the controllers. Any suggestions?

I resorted to testing the ABS sensors with a meter and unfortunately, all four sensors are showing a resistance of 1078 ohms when measured at the connector from the sensor so it doesn't look like a sensor problem. My next thought was to check the wiring but I haven't been able to find where the wires terminate into the ABS ECU. Can anyone tell me where it is located?

Offline Mirez

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Re: ABS Warning Light
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2013, 11:02:05 PM »
After sensor problems, the ring itself (on the driveshaft) is the next most likely thing to have failed.
03 Ford Galaxy 1.9 TDI 115 Ghia in Spruce Green Metallic
With cream leather interior, Full Bodykit, Remapped at 145bhp, Lowered on 18's
14 VW Tiguan 2.0 TDI 177 AWD R-Line in Deep Black Pearl
With panoramic sunroof, bi-xenon headlights remapped at 205bhp.
08 Ford Transit 2.2 TDI 115 in Frozen White
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VCDS HEX/CAN - Scans/Coding done in Wiltshire in exchange for winegums! :)

Offline Scuba_do

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Re: ABS Warning Light
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2013, 06:14:46 PM »
I've managed to check the front ABS rings and they look OK. The rear ones are difficult to get at to see. Any suggestions on how to get VCDS-Lite working?

Incidentally, I managed to fix a broken bit of an ABS ring on the first Galaxy that I had (a 1997 model) using bits of nail stuck on with Araladite - a botch up that worked until I got rid of it!

Offline Scuba_do

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Re: ABS Warning Light
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2013, 12:03:58 PM »
Having got VDCS-Lite working thanks to Mirez, very close examination of the front right hand ABS ring revealed that it had indeed got a crack across it and was intermittently slipping. So out with the Araldite.

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Re: ABS Warning Light
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2013, 08:47:22 PM »
It's so easy with a working version of VCDS eh! Good work ;)
03 Ford Galaxy 1.9 TDI 115 Ghia in Spruce Green Metallic
With cream leather interior, Full Bodykit, Remapped at 145bhp, Lowered on 18's
14 VW Tiguan 2.0 TDI 177 AWD R-Line in Deep Black Pearl
With panoramic sunroof, bi-xenon headlights remapped at 205bhp.
08 Ford Transit 2.2 TDI 115 in Frozen White
With retrofitted everything except another slidey door! :)

VCDS HEX/CAN - Scans/Coding done in Wiltshire in exchange for winegums! :)

 

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