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common fault?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by matboh s3, Sep 24, 2010.

  1. matboh s3
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    [Sep 24, 2010]
    hey , i bought my s3 last weekend and was just woundering... the abs and tractioin controll light comes on intermitently . when the lights are on , the abs doesnt work but when it doesnt come on it does :S not sure if the traction is working or not when the lights on ,havnt tried it , just woundered if anyones had this before and if they could shed somel light on the problem
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    [Sep 24, 2010]
    Sounds like a sensor failing. these things don't mend themselves, so best bet is to see if any fault codes come up, otherwise all you can do is summise
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    jojo S3 Drift King! Staff Member Moderator

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    [Sep 24, 2010]
    You need someone to give your car a diagnostic scan with Vagcom or similar to see if it throws any fault codes up, then go on from there.
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