Page 1 of 10 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 97

Thread: ABS light arghhhhh!!

  1. #1
    Enthusiast
    Join Date
    25th September 2003
    Location
    Wiltshire
    Posts
    662

    ABS light arghhhhh!!

    i've just been down to my local vag and plugged my car in cos my abs light won't go out checked usual things light fluid etc and on the print out it said front sensors mechanical not electrical so had both wheels off and gave the sensors a good brush of with a soft brush and checked all connections but the light still won't go out help meeeeeee!
    Previously: 3xCorrado G60's: 2xCorrado VR6's: 2xCorrado 1.8 16v:

  2. #2
    How much did VAG charge, btw? Did they tell you what other error codes were on while they were at it?
    [ WARNING: the above message may contain irony, sarcasm and outright lies. ]

    ** Every time you think about sex, another Corrado gets written off. **

  3. #3
    Enthusiast
    Join Date
    25th September 2003
    Location
    Wiltshire
    Posts
    662
    well fortunately i have a friend who works on the parts desk and he sorted it for me so it did'nt cost anything (this time) i believe that usually it's around 45 quid but i'm not 100%, there was one other error some voltage problem but he was'nt worried so i was'nt still it did'nt fix my problem or make me a cupa, but they were very helpfull
    Previously: 3xCorrado G60's: 2xCorrado VR6's: 2xCorrado 1.8 16v:

  4. #4
    CF-oholic!
    Join Date
    7th September 2003
    Location
    Adelaide, South Australia
    Posts
    2,830
    fec try disconnecting and reconnecting the two plugs on the strut towers under the bonnet. Maybe they have become oxidised and the re-rack will sort it? We do it all the time on aircraft and it is always the first thing to do, before getting the books out!!
    Does the light not go out at all or does it clear and come on as soon as you set off??

    Gavin
    Need a headlight loom? PM kur2y, as I have stopped making them. Zak has been taught by the best. ;0)

  5. #5
    Guest
    you wanna be measuring the resistance across the sensors, find out which one it is, and replace it. If the reconnecting thang Gav mentioned don't work. The sensors are under 30 quid from eurocar etc.

    Thera

  6. #6
    Enthusiast
    Join Date
    25th September 2003
    Location
    Wiltshire
    Posts
    662
    cheers guys,
    only prob is ']['h3r4por that surely vag-com would'nt say a mechanical fault if one of the sensors was gone (that would be electrical-would'nt it!!) and h100vw i'm a bit confused which connector do you mean, i've had a go at the ones behind the wheels but unsure about the ones on top of the struts under the bonnet, as for the light it does'nt go out at all now!!!
    Previously: 3xCorrado G60's: 2xCorrado VR6's: 2xCorrado 1.8 16v:

  7. #7
    CF-oholic!
    Join Date
    7th September 2003
    Location
    Adelaide, South Australia
    Posts
    2,830
    The front sensors have disconnects that are located on the strut tops. The car side is bolted down and the sensor side can be disconnected.

    Do you still have brakes? Is there still servo assistance or does the pedal need a massive 'Arnie style' leg to bring the car to a halt?

    If you have assistance I'd be looking at the sensors. If you need to be Arnie then there is a pump type problem.

    The light should go out when there self test is done and the system is pressurised. I am assuming it is operationally similar to the LHD Golf G60 system, even if the parts are different.

    If so check the fuses above the fusebox, maybe one has blown?

    Gavin
    Need a headlight loom? PM kur2y, as I have stopped making them. Zak has been taught by the best. ;0)

  8. #8
    Enthusiast
    Join Date
    20th January 2003
    Location
    N. Wales
    Posts
    961
    I have a similar problem. Start car ABS light is on, rev a bit, warm it up and the light goes out. Drive down the road and it comes on again. I think that one of the ABS sensor near the wheels has gone, meaning the ABS carnt tell how fast either or one of the wheels is going. So as a safety precaution it turns itself off.

    This is on a MK2 GTI G60, Does that sound right to people more technical than me?

    H100VW Are you from the Manchester area? Why not bring your Golf along to the Dubsport RR day on the 18th or January?

  9. #9
    CF-oholic!
    Join Date
    7th September 2003
    Location
    Adelaide, South Australia
    Posts
    2,830
    Caios, Thats how it works. The pump runs, which you can hear and feel in the pedal. Light goes out.

    When the abs sees a bad signal or nor signal it shuts off the antilock but the brakes still have assistance.

    This what mine has been doing for 2 years now. Cannot be bothered to get mucky looking at it.

    Might come up to Dubsport but I am not bothered about running my car. I know it goes OK and I need the money for petrol! I live in Warrington. It also depends if I am in work or not.

    Cheers

    Gavin
    Need a headlight loom? PM kur2y, as I have stopped making them. Zak has been taught by the best. ;0)

  10. #10
    ⋆⋆ CF Donator ⋆⋆ Henny's Avatar
    Join Date
    11th May 2003
    Location
    SE Cheshire
    Posts
    10,879
    Hi guys...

    Think I may be able to help here after spending AGES getting my ABS to work...

    The mechanical bit on the front Sensors is a metal ring that sits on the hub behind the disk. This ring has a series of holes in it which pass by the electric sensor giving the pulses that the ABS brain counts. If this ring is damaged, missing, not spinning properly, buckled or full of road gunk, then it won't cause the electrial sensor to pulse causing the brain to log a fault (it thinks the wheel is locked!) The way this will show up on the light is this:

    1) Turn on ignition, light comes on for a few seconds then goes out (initial self test)
    2) Start engine - Light stays off
    3) Start to drive the car -Light stays off
    4) Go above 5 or 6 MPH and the light comes on straight away...

    This is because ABS is not active below about 10mph and so doesn't register that the sensor isn't sensing until you're over that speed...

    If the light NEVER goes out, even with the car stationary having just started the car, then you've got an electrical fault somewhere, and they've probably told you the wrong error message as the system cannot diagnose a mechanical fault unless the car has been moving... HOWEVER, the mechanical front sensor fault you have fec, could mean that there's a physical break in the coil on one of the front sensors... It depends how badly the German has been translated It's worth checking the resistance of each sensor by disconnecting the wiring on the strut top and sticking a multimeter across the sensor side of it... If one has a much higher resistance than the other, then it's dead - new sensor time...

    The rear sensors are more likely to be a proper mechanical fault than an electrical one as there is less heat here which is what tends to break the front sensors. The fault on the rears tends to be the rotor on the back of the rear disks which is cup shaped and just friction fitted onto the back of the disk. If you've had new rear disks at any stage, and have now got a fault which only shows when you go over 10mph, then the odds are that the sensor ring hasn't been replaced and so has stretched slightly when taken off, causing it not to spin with the disk causing the ABS brain to log a fault...

    Hope this helps some people... If there's any more questions, or you need that little lot (sorry, it went on a bit didn't it? ) explaining any more, just post up here and I'll see what I can do....
    H-YYU - '91 Pearl Grey G60... was 251.7 BHP SOLD
    J562DUB - Aqua blue G60 - RIP
    H714HKC - Tornado Red 1.8 16V - RIP

Similar Threads

  1. Side light and rear light
    By burn-rubber-not-soul in forum Exterior
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10th October 2010, 11:22 AM
  2. PAS too light!?
    By g60kpj in forum Drivetrain
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 24th September 2007, 2:58 PM
  3. light problems. only one light works on dip -main both on hi
    By praise b the LOweReD in forum Engine Bay
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 30th May 2007, 8:59 AM
  4. Oil light (the little oil can..)
    By Lanceevox in forum Interior
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 28th March 2006, 12:03 AM
  5. ABS light came on.... no !!!!!
    By chris CORRADO in forum Archive
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 21st April 2004, 10:52 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
About us
We are the world's largest community for VW's Super Coupé! Be it 8v, 16v, G60 or VR6 (or maybe something else!), everybody's welcome! If this is your first visit, be sure to click register and fill out your details before you can post.
Help us
This site is run on donations.
Please help keep the forum alive!
Follow us
advertising & sponsorship
Are you a company looking for advertising that could benefits our users? For site & forum sponsorship, please see our dedicated microsite here.