Volks AutosMonster Motorsport
Results 1 to 10 of 10
Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By JSD-

Thread: FAULT CODE 01486- System func test started, how to end ?

  1. #1
    Reverse Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Greenock, Scotland
    Posts
    4

    Question FAULT CODE 01486- System func test started, how to end ?

    Hello everyone, i have the fault code 01486 showing up on my fault reader, as far as i am aware this means that the abs system has started a self test and that it MUST finish this test before the code clears. I will have use of a vag cable and software that my brother purchased,although not for a week or so.

    My question ONLY relates to the process for clearing the code by doing the manual reset, i.e, driving at 13mph and performing a left hand turn of around 30-40 metres, then same again for right hand turn. I am having no luck at all in performing this test and was wondering if someone could give me a step by step guide for it?

    In my case the esp/abs light are already flashing, which as far as i can tell means that the test has started, and no need for brake pressure above 30 before trying to complete test. Its almost as if someone has started this test but not completed it.

    Any help is welcome and appreciated !

  2. # ADS
    ADS
    Join Date
    Always
    Location
    Global
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #2
    NHN
    NHN's Avatar
    Modmetractor

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Coding Something
    Posts
    27,097
    Welcome to the site.

    Is it a genuine vcds your brother has?

    OEM RETROFITS - CRUISE CONTROL - SAT NAV - BLUETOOTH - AMI - HEADLIGHT SYSTEMS

    PARKING SYSTEMS - DIAGNOSTICS - FAULT FINDING - BODYWORK - PAINTWORK

  4. #3
    Sandra's Avatar
    MODERATOR

    Status
    Online
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Scotland
    Posts
    15,460
    Welcome to audi-sport.net. I will add you onto the scottish members list. Any pics of the car? Fir local meets click the link below. Enjoy the forum. x

    Scotland
    Audi-sport.net Lanyards & Stickers
    To find Audi-Sport-Net members with VCDS check out the MAP


  5. #4
    Reverse Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Greenock, Scotland
    Posts
    4
    Hello NHN thanks for the welcome. My brother works away ,but over the the phone has told me he has a vag com cable and the registered software also, apparently cost him around £200 ,not sure if this is what you are referring to? He returns next week, which is why i am wondering about the process for manually resetting it by doing the correct driving procedure. I have read a lot of threads and posts on the subject and i am aware that there is a section for entering the proper values using vcds lite to reset the lights. However i have a week off from work and would like to try and sort this myself.

    P.S I have heard of a 3 step procedure that you must perform when doing the manual reset , and that the method i mention in my first post is only one of three that needs to performed. Would you have any knowledge of this?

    Thanks again

  6. #5
    Reverse Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Greenock, Scotland
    Posts
    4
    Hi Sandra , thanks for the welcome. I do have pics of the car and fully intend to upload them here very soon. Thanks for the link
    Sandra likes this.

  7. #6
    NHN
    NHN's Avatar
    Modmetractor

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Coding Something
    Posts
    27,097
    VCDS Lite is not for the 8P chassis, only older cars like 8L, 8E etc.

    OEM RETROFITS - CRUISE CONTROL - SAT NAV - BLUETOOTH - AMI - HEADLIGHT SYSTEMS

    PARKING SYSTEMS - DIAGNOSTICS - FAULT FINDING - BODYWORK - PAINTWORK

  8. #7
    Reverse Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Greenock, Scotland
    Posts
    4
    Hmm this i did not know ! So which software would you suggest is best for an audi a3 2.0fsi on a 53 plate but 2004 registered?

  9. #8
    NHN
    NHN's Avatar
    Modmetractor

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Coding Something
    Posts
    27,097
    Lite would only connect to the engine cu as only early 8P'sas per RT's words it had kline connection, so it needs a hex-can-usb system of which I sell

    My advice is wait for your brothers cable unless you want to buy 1 yourself or indeed find someone local with 1.

    OEM RETROFITS - CRUISE CONTROL - SAT NAV - BLUETOOTH - AMI - HEADLIGHT SYSTEMS

    PARKING SYSTEMS - DIAGNOSTICS - FAULT FINDING - BODYWORK - PAINTWORK

  10. #9
    s3ollie's Avatar
    4th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    749
    You can't use a lead to get rid of this code you just HAVE to complete the test once it has been started.

    Drive the car normally and the ESP light should turn off.
    find a big empty space like a car park.
    press the brake hard and the ESP light will come back on flashing. This tells you you have applied enough pressure.
    Drive forwards around <13mph for a short distance then turn the wheel 90 degrees keep going and esp abs light will go out.
    Had to do the same about a week ago in my car (2007 s3) but I had to find quite a big car park to do it first as it took quite a big turn before it worked.
    8P S3

  11. #10
    NHN
    NHN's Avatar
    Modmetractor

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Coding Something
    Posts
    27,097
    There are ways to disable a test via vcds yes, but yes I agree, complete any initiated test.

    OEM RETROFITS - CRUISE CONTROL - SAT NAV - BLUETOOTH - AMI - HEADLIGHT SYSTEMS

    PARKING SYSTEMS - DIAGNOSTICS - FAULT FINDING - BODYWORK - PAINTWORK

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. How to drive after clearing any engine fault codes? Like you stole it?
    By S3 Paul in forum A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 13th November 2011, 16:54
  2. Replies: 5
    Last Post: 18th January 2010, 23:36
  3. Fault code 16804 - Catalyst System
    By acano in forum A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 11th January 2010, 18:32
  4. How can i fix these fault codes
    By just017 in forum A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 7th July 2009, 21:00
  5. Aircon fault code 18.3 - how to fix it?
    By koonl in forum A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 15th October 2006, 19:26

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO

Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO