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    abs light stays on

    car in question: audi a3 1.8 1997

    a quick question hopefully! when you start the car the abs light comes on and stays on, no other lights stay on. the guy i bought it off (owned 2 days) showed me that if you turn the ignition key back a fraction it goes out. and it does. apparently a garage showed him and told him it was an expensive fix and it was not a problem just turning the key back.

    so my question is does anyone have any ideas on what it may be? it seems like it is missing a return spring or something.

    any help appreciated.

    Steve

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    "Stick a V8 in it!"

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    Vagcom scan to see whats wrong with the ABS is your first step.

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    Didn't some else have a simialr problem recently and he was told by Audi he needed a new haldex controller , which cured it ?
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    ABS Sensor?...i had same sort of problem on mine.The ABS light stayed on and could feel juddering when under braking etc.

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    the bit thats strange is that if you turn the ignition key back (anti clockwise) about 1 degree it goes out, so i don't think its a sensor, it must be to do with the ignition barrel i think.

 

 

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