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01486 Audi A3. Can't turn light off

Discussion in 'VCDS (formerly VAG-COM) forum' started by AudiLeon, Sep 18, 2010.

  1. AudiLeon

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    The A3 has been playing up on the brakes for ages now. I've not got round to pressure bleeding the system. I was using Vagcom earlier and told it to bleed the pump. The brakes are tons better now. So I know i need to bleed the system tomorrow now. There must've been some air in the pump.

    But, whilst playing I managed to engage the system test.
    So I now get:
    01486 - System Function Test Activated 35-00
    in my faults.
    That is the only fault showing.

    I've read up on how to turn it off.
    It says standing still, press the brake firm and the light should go out. When I start the car the esp light isn't on. Just the ABS light. I press the brake and the esp light starts to flash. If i drive and brake for a abit, the esp goes out. I've tried the turning part of the setup and the abs light is still on.

    Any ideas?
     
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  3. NHN

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    8P or 8L
     
  4. AudiLeon

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    Sorry it's an 8L. 2001
     
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    I did something like that on my 8P by accident using VCDS. I had to drive in circles at a certain speed one way & then another for the car too to complete a test of the systems lateral & longitudinal sensors.
     
  6. AudiLeon

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    I've tried that, won't do it :(
     
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    Disconnect battery for 20 mins then see if reset itself.
     
  8. AudiLeon

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    Have you heard of that working before NHN?
     
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    Sometimes a module gets locked up, confused, removing the power allows it to power reset as such, make sure you have your radio pin to hand incase.

    Certainly worth a try as I've known various modules to get confused as such.
     
  10. AudiLeon

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    Been out and disconnected it. Fingers crossed it'll fis the problem!
    It has an aftermarket cd player thankfully.

    I'll let you know!
     
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    Well, reconnected. Still doing the same. Took it out, tried doing circles and changing direction at low speed. No luck :(
     
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    Between 5 and 20mph.
    Yeh I tried that, still no luck :(
     
  14. Khufu

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    did the link work for you? Ive just tried it and it didnt work.
     
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    it needs a ) on the end bud.
     
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    Still got this issue :(
     
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    The Mrs told me she went over a hard bump in the road the other day, hard enough to lose a centre cap. grrr. But it's actually reset it. Fantastic!
     
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    Thats weird. I hope A) the alloys not buckled B) you have to avoid any bumps in case is comes back on!!
     
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    Well thats got me aswell, I do wonder if the system function test is based on a distance at which point it disables, strange one, have to ask RT if they know.
     
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    I've been there with that test!!!! - you have to start the tests while the ABS light flashes when you 1st start the car up but RT says it cant be cancelled once started.
     
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  23. AudiLeon

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    Quite ok Dana,
    I did email vcds and ask for advice, but i bought my unit second hand. Is there a way i can reregister?
     
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    You would afaik have to pay the software license fee amount, I'm sure Dana or Bruce can confirm this for you mate.
     
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    NHN, you are correct. To receive tech support from Ross-Tech on a second hand purchase, you must pay for a license as the original license is not transferable from the original party to another. Tech support is only offered to licensed users. Please see the VCDS Used Dongle Registration
     
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