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Title: Traction Control light /abs 2.8 2001 v6 galaxy
Post by: JEREMYH on June 14, 2015, 10:25:50 AM
My Traction control light and abs are on I have had this since I won the car at auction in February.
Yesterday was actually the first day I was able to get the wheels off as there was no locking nut socket so I spent yesterday morning doing some gorilla work on removing them and replacing them with normal nuts . There was no time to have a good look but in the next couple of weeks I need to replace the front disc and pads So I was wondering if anybody had any idea of the TC light I am going to inspect and clean the ABS sensors I would like to think these are all interlocked but I may be wrong ...Many Thanks
Title: Re: Traction Control light /abs 2.8 2001 v6 galaxy
Post by: Chrispb on June 14, 2015, 10:47:47 AM
Before you start tinkering with it you really need to check for fault codes that are logged, this can save time and pinpoint the area that needs attention.
Get a VCDS lite lead like this (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VAG-GROUP-USB-COM-PORT-OBD2-II-KKL-ECU-DIAGNOSTIC-CABLE-LEAD-VCDS-LITE-409-/171175298869?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item27dad7c735) to use with a laptop you can scan your own car and retrieve codes and other info.
Title: Re: Traction Control light /abs 2.8 2001 v6 galaxy
Post by: Mirez on June 14, 2015, 10:51:47 AM
As Chris says you need to scan it, a lot of the codes in the ABS, AirBag and Steering controllers won't auto reset so it could be a rectified fault which hasn't been cleared. If not the scan will give you a pinpoint diagnosis so worth doing.

Where abouts in the South West are you? There are a few of us down this way who would scan it for you if you don''t have the cable.
Title: Re: Traction Control light /abs 2.8 2001 v6 galaxy
Post by: JEREMYH on June 15, 2015, 11:40:37 AM
Thanks I only have a U480 scanner I have only used it once about 3 weeks ago to clear the light on my Astra van . On the galaxy it recognises a misfire but does not appear to notice these faults . I am in Cullompton junction 28
Title: Re: Traction Control light /abs 2.8 2001 v6 galaxy
Post by: Mirez on June 15, 2015, 05:58:16 PM
Ahh - your reader will see the engine controller only (and only just tbh). VAG cars require more specialist kit as the control tasks are shared by multiple controllers.