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ABS light on - failed MOT

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by bertracoon, Feb 9, 2011.

  1. bertracoon
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    [Feb 9, 2011]
    Hi,

    My 1997 A3 failed it's MOT last week, exhaust bracket, brake light bulb and the fact the ABS light is on. The ABS light came on about 6 weeks ago after I'd been driving in snow for about a month and I've never had a problem braking since it came on. Can anyone let me know how to turn the ABS off so the light won't come on and I can pass the MOT? I'm thinking removing the fuse but I'm not sure which one to take out and can't find a diagram in the Haynes manual

    Cheers
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    you need the fault code read and cleared
    and repaired
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    [Feb 9, 2011]
    Just taking the bulb out is dodgy.
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    it may still fail with bulb out or covered
    as they look for it to come on then go off
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    The garage cannot fail it for the abs light on!
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    you should tell my local mot place that
    cos they failed me b4 with it on
    as its a fault in the abs they wont pass he even showed my the book
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    yeah sorry, it used to have to come on, and go through the sequence or they would fail it, so there was no point taking the bulb out,
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