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ABS and Tracion control light on all the time.

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by myke, Jul 6, 2010.

  1. myke
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    I have the ABS light and traction control light on all the time now, but my brake lights are working ...
    Can anyone help ?
    Traction control is turned off and ABS is switched off too...
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  3. AudiS3-Turbo
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    You will nedd to have it pluged into vagcom (vcds) to scan for fault codes and go from there mate regardless of your brake lights working bud.
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    speed sensors...yaw sensor...acceleration sensor
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    You can switch off ABS?
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    I think what he meant was with the abs/esp light on the abs/esp is not working....dont guess,put diagnostics on there to find out the fault as one will be logged.
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    for sure you have to log vag.
    just thinking what it "might" be
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    My moneys on either the lateral or longitudinal acceleration sensors, but as has been said the only way to know is to get it scanned for faults.
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    I had this/got this, steering angle sensor, brake light switch and ABS controller all needed replacing.
    Really need to get it on VAGCOM to confirm what it is tho.
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    i also had this problem, after hooking it up to vagcom it turned out to be a wheel speed/abs sensor
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    have you removed your steering wheel ?
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    Wow .. that's a load of replys , it all sounded quite possible , to answer the questions
    No not had the wheel off , no cant turn ABS on I only have a button for traction control , I have been pressing it to turn traction control off .... and turning it back on as it goes way too quickly round bends for the poor little 16" wheels ! before this happened the traction control was cutting in way to early on right hand bends , I had thought it was after a 4 wheel alignment 12 months ago but not sure ...I have a feeling this was the steering angle sensor ..hope its not the abs controller as that sounds expensive !! as the brake lights work I guess its not the brake switch, anyone in the west midlands with vagcom able to run a scan for me , my MAC wont run vagcom ;o(
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