[s-cars] ABS Off Light Problem

Brian Armstead barmstea at voanews.com
Mon Sep 14 08:00:25 PDT 2009

Thanks James.  I'm in Maryland...


James Shackelford wrote:
> Brian,
> Where are you located?  There are quite a few people out there who 
> have VAG-COM.  There is a list on TDICLUBs webstie databasing who has 
> VAGCOM.  I have it and I am in Denver.  Check around, someone might 
> have it near you and lend you hand.
> Regards,
> James
> On Sep 14, 2009, at 8:32 AM, Brian Armstead wrote:
>> Thanks Tom.  Where do I get VAG-COM, and is there any built in function
>> (in the HVAC head, for example) I can use to clear the codes?
>> Brian
>> Tom Green wrote:
>>> 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.
>>> Tom
>>>> -----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>
>>>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed
>>>> 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:
>>>>>> *This message was transferred with a trial version of CommuniGate(r)
>>>>>> Pro*
>>>>>> 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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