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Safe mode after earthing pin 1 for dis

typertony Oct 20, 2013

  1. typertony

    typertony New Member

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    I have installed a dis wiper stalk to my b6 avant.

    I fitted the the stalk and the washer bottle warning came on.

    I then hen took the blue plug from the clocks and spliced an earth to pin on (brown and red I think).

    now when I start the car it will only run for 2 seconds and says safe under the speedo.

    Also all of the warnings for the sensors are showing.

    Could i have blown something when I earthed pin one?

    cheers
     
  2. Artimus

    Artimus Shortback

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    Have you tried removing the Earth?
     
  3. typertony

    typertony New Member

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    I've removed the earth but no change.

    Now the safe mode is gone and the car runs fine but I still have the screen wash, coolant and fuel warnings.

    Could i I have pulled the earths for the sensors out by misstake while messing around under the dash?
     
  4. dualmono21

    dualmono21 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    remove the battery and leave it off for 15 minutes and see if it resets itself
    if this doesnt work id be tempted to get it scanned and see if anything is showing up
     
  5. hades-

    hades- Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    are you really sure you got pin 1 ?<br>
    and was it the blub plug on the clocks ?<br><br>you say you slpiced into pin 1 the b6 doesnt normaly have a wire in there and you have to fit your own thats why i ask was it pin 1
     
  6. typertony

    typertony New Member

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    It was the blue plug with purple clip on the left of the clocks, looking from the drivers seat.

    Im sure it was marked as 1 on the plug and had a brown and red wire already in there.

    I will double check but I'm sure it was pin 1
     
  7. hades-

    hades- Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    sounds strange it went to safe when you earthed
    and went normal when it removed the wire
    when i have done a b6 and its had a wire and that was only once i cut the wire and earth i never splice into it
     
  8. typertony

    typertony New Member

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    Would it be worth me cutting the wire after the join so that the plug is earthed but the loom isn't?
     
  9. hades-

    hades- Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    make sure its number 1 first
    or take a pic of the plug and post it up
     
  10. stu_m

    stu_m Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    I'm with Bez101 on this

    Pin one should be empty if you have a wire in it then this will go to the washer sensor if fitted if not fitted then you wont have a wire in pin 1

    check your work
     
  11. typertony

    typertony New Member

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    not the best pics but you get the idea. You can see a 1 on the plug.

    Im im sure it's pin one of the blue connector. There is a brown wire with a red tag in.

    I disconnected the battery while removing the plug and when I restarted the car it's back in safe mode too!
     
  12. stu_m

    stu_m Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    hmmm pretty sure the numbering is on the cover and not on the actual plug!

    I remember when I did mine they was all numbered not just 1 of them!
     
  13. hades-

    hades- Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    on the ones iv done its had a number on each corner of the blue part
    take a pic with the cover on it
    or NHN may pop by to advise
     
  14. typertony

    typertony New Member

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    I will double check the numbering on the blue plug but I'm sure it said that the pin I spliced was number 1.

    Ive found a couple of post where people are have similar problems and it's the blue plug not pushed in fully or the green one has come loose while working under the dash.

    Could it be something as simple as that or maybe a bad earth?
     
  15. stu_m

    stu_m Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    yeah thats exactly how I was thinking it was
     
  16. Mike.M

    Mike.M Well-Known Member

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    As above.......sounds like wrong pin hole
     
  17. swarcup

    swarcup Well-Known Member

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    When i did mine there was deffo numbers on the blue plug albeit they where v small and there was no wire in pin 1. When i put the plug back in it didn't seat properly and i had all sorts of warnings flashing up,oil, brakes everything. Unplug and reseat and everything was good
     
  18. typertony

    typertony New Member

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    I'm officially a numpty!

    it was that the plug wasn't fully home.

    All working now.
     
  19. mattyboyc

    mattyboyc B6 Veteran Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group TDi

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    Glad your all sorted now, i have been following this as i have had all the parts to do this mod for ages now and i really must get on and do it.
     

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