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Author Topic: ALHAMBRA 09 TRACTION CONTROL LIGHT  (Read 280 times)

Offline Solentview

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« on: March 27, 2021, 07:43:34 PM »
Hello out there - I have an issue concerning an Alhambra 09 (BRT engine) - cambelt change on Monday by VW indie, but vehicle returned to me with Traction Control light illuminated (not showing before the cambelt change). Vehicle went back into indie workshop on Thursday, but no sign of forward progress after two days - except that they appear to be chasing broken wires across the back of the engine bay. Then I found the thread started by gazz1970 in Oct 2013, with good input from Chrisb and Mirez, which appears to be about an identical problem concerning engine bay wiring, starting with a cambelt change, even down to an identical spurious reading of 193+ bar at the brake sensor(?), (as reported to me by the indie w/shop manager).

I sense that the boss of the indie is struggling a bit, and I am wondering whether any kind person out there can identify other threads about TC wiring which might yield some clues as to where exactly the fault(s) may lie.

Also, does anyone know whether the traction control system can be (legally) neutralised and the warning light extinguished via the ECU(?) and VCDS(?). I am sure that my 1961 Mini did not have traction control, and I managed to survive that episode...

Thanks everybody.


Offline Chrispb

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« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2021, 12:23:47 PM »
Hi there.
It does seem likely there may be some problem with the wiring at the brake master cylinder pressure sensor as it's very close to the area when working on the cam belt.
Don't be confused with the wiring going the yellow cap this is for brake fluid level.
Below is a link to the switch and where it's fitted.

According to my TIS manual the plug going to the switch has four terminals but only three are used, the colours are 1. black 2. white 3. not used 4. yellow.
Have a good check on the wires where they fit to the plug, they may look OK visually give them a little tug look for signs of corrosion they may be just holding on the covering but the core may be broken inside.
2016 Vauxhall Insignia Elite Nav in White 2.0CDTI Manual.
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 Steve-SETDI

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« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2021, 10:01:36 PM »
I have same problem, the horn or radio don't work either..

Offline SirDavidAlhambra

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« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2021, 07:32:59 AM »
The horn is very important

I would like a Dixie tune horn on my car

I like it when cars have good loud horns, enough to get peoples attention
I drive a Seat Alhambra 1.9Tdi which has 115bhp and an automatic gearbox.

I am happy to help you with all your questions. I am not a qualified mechanic but seem to be better at fixing my car than even the most experienced garages.

I have lots of friends here and very much enjoy talking with you all.

Always remember, a motor car is a serious tool and should be treated with respect. Put your safety first, always.

Offline Steve-SETDI

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