[s-cars] ABS Off Light Problem

Tom Green trgreen at comcast.net
Mon Sep 14 07:03:10 PDT 2009

Have you checked for codes?  And, cleared them after recording?
VAG-COM can identify individual wheel sensors if that is the problem and
will go a long way to eliminate wild guessing.


> -----Original Message-----
> Date: Mon, 14 Sep 2009 07:33:12 -0400
> From: Brian Armstead <barmstea at voanews.com>
> Subject: Re: [s-cars] ABS Off Light Problem
> To: Robert Myers <bob at chips-ur-s.com>
> Cc: s-car-list at audifans.com
> Message-ID: <4AAE29F8.10301 at voanews.com>
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> Bob/Chris/all,
> Brake pad sensor light is off after I did what you suggested - thanks.
> Took out the ABS sensors,  cleaned them, blew out the cavity with air,
> and reinserted firmly.
> "ABS Off" light is still on.  Any more suggestions?
> TIA,
> Brian
> Robert Myers wrote:
>> *This message was transferred with a trial version of  
>> CommuniGate(r) Pro*
>> And...
>> If that treatment doesn't work there may be an open somewhere else in
>> the circuit.  It can be VERY difficult to find such an open.  There  
>> is
>> a pair of wires (the other ends of the wear sensor wires) which
>> inhabit one of the plugs in the back side of the instrument cluster.
>> Just open up the plug, locate the two wires join them inside the plug
>> (solder and black tape) and close the plug back up and..
>> Reassembly is the reverse of disassembly.  ;-)
>> If you need to know exactly which wires and which plug just ask.   
>> It's
>> been a while since I did it so I'll hafta go digging to be able to
>> tell you for sure but I did this to my car when such an open circuit
>> occurred and it works beautifully.
>> Bob
>> At 10:02 AM 9/8/2009, chris chambers wrote:
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>>> Brian,
>>> I recommend instead of using paper clips clip that you use the plugs
>>> from your old pads.
>>> Cut the plugs off your old pads leaving plenty of wires.
>>> Twist and solder the two wires together and tape with black tape to
>>> prevent corrosion.
>>> Now plug these plugs back into the plugs on the car and hhopefully
>>> the brake pad sensor
>>> warning indicater will go off.
>>> HTH
>>> Chris

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