[A4] abs light

Thomas Stanton stanton at tumwater.net
Tue Jun 1 13:05:27 EDT 2004

Thanks for all your replys, I am feeling that a wire problem may be the
answer, thou the abs controller is not out of the question. Where is the
best place to buy audi parts without the dealer ripoff price. TIA
----- Original Message -----
From: "Igor Kessel" <kbattpo at verizon.net>
To: "Brian O'Connell" <boconnell at yahoo.com>
Cc: "Thomas Stanton" <stanton at tumwater.net>; <a4 at audifans.com>
Sent: Sunday, May 30, 2004 9:09 AM
Subject: Re: [A4] abs light

> Brian O'Connell wrote:
> > Recently happened with my 98 A4 2.8Q, and haven't had
> > it looked at yet since I'm going to have the timing
> > belt and water pump replaced soon.  Can you give me an
> > idea of the cost for a new ABS controller?
> >
> > -B
> > --- Igor Kessel <kbattpo at verizon.net> wrote:
> >
> >>Thomas Stanton wrote:
> >>
> >>>A few weeks ago my abs light and brake light came
> >>
> >>on. After talking to local mechanics they all said
> >>clean your wheel sensors and the light should go
> >>out. I cleaned my wheel sensors and my lights are
> >>still on. Where I live there are no real shops that
> >>have all the electronics to read the computer on a
> >>A4. My wife who drives the car every day tells me
> >>that sometimes when she pushes the brake peddle the
> >>lights will go off and when pushing on the brakes
> >>they feel like the abs is wanting to kick on with
> >>the pulsating feel. After a few minutes the lights
> >>come back on.  It sounds to me maybe a wire is not
> >>all connected, maybe corrosion is getting the best
> >>of a wire. Help me out, please.
> >>
> >>>Tom
> >>>98 A4 avant quattro
> >>
> >>Tom,
> >>I hate to break the news to you, but most likely
> >>your ABS controller is
> >>toast. It was the case with my '98 A4, as well as
> >>with a lot of other A4
> >>of the same vintage.
> >>
> >>If you VAG-COM the car and it does not communicate
> >>with the ECU (Module
> >>1), and the ABS light is ON, you should prolly start
> >>looking for a new
> >>ABS controller.
> >>
> >>--
> >>Igor Kessel
> >>two turbo quattros in the stable,
> >>the third one is in the works
> $1,100 - new
> ~ $200 - used
> --
> Igor Kessel
> two turbo quattros in the stable,
> the third one is in the works

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