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How to disable ABS warning light for MoT on VW Golf?

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2009/01/17 13:47:36 (permalink)

How to disable ABS warning light for MoT on VW Golf?

Just bought a Golf. MoT needed next month.
ABS warning light is on. Diagnostics at two garages say ABS is fine but sensor is not.
Sensor price = how much? Scream....
present car with ABS light on = instant fail.
How to disable light for MoT? Through the dash, or at the ABS itself?
Ta. :-)
post edited by rightyho - 2009/01/17 13:52:47
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    JK2
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    Re:How to disbale ABS warning light for MoT on VW Golf? 2009/01/17 13:48:49 (permalink)
    Snooker cue.

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    Re:How to disbale ABS warning light for MoT on VW Golf? 2009/01/17 13:50:56 (permalink)
    What Golf is it?
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    Re:How to disbale ABS warning light for MoT on VW Golf? 2009/01/17 13:51:37 (permalink)
    Through the dash?
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    Re:How to disbale ABS warning light for MoT on VW Golf? 2009/01/17 13:54:30 (permalink)
    GT TDi, 1999.
    Good heater in it. :-)
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    Re:How to disbale ABS warning light for MoT on VW Golf? 2009/01/17 13:56:58 (permalink)
    is there a fuse?

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    Re:How to disbale ABS warning light for MoT on VW Golf? 2009/01/17 13:58:42 (permalink)
    Can't find one that wipes out the ABS light John.
    Golf parts prices take the p***.
    £187 to replace a broken plastic clip that retains the driver's window in the door skin. Plus fitting. Plus VAT.
    ABS pump is over a grand.
    Sensor is a few hundred quid.
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    Re:How to disbale ABS warning light for MoT on VW Golf? 2009/01/17 14:02:25 (permalink)
    i had the same problem in my old renault megane abs sensor was the problem.....sorry tho cause in the end i just had to pay up for a new one
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    Re:How to disbale ABS warning light for MoT on VW Golf? 2009/01/17 15:17:47 (permalink)
    Given that there are gazillions of Golfs and a lot of the parts are generic throughout the VW-Audi group, surely ebay is your best bet?

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    Re:How to disbale ABS warning light for MoT on VW Golf? 2009/01/17 15:21:18 (permalink)
    Tippex?

    I've a 2001 TDi. The ABS light comes on when I take corners too quickly. Largely irrelevant to this thread but thought I'd share anyway. Although at some stage it may come on and stay on so I'll keep viewing this thread in case there's an easy answer to the problem.

    Khany from the TAOS & UGM (I think that's the one) has a Mk4 Golf and knows lots about them. Maybe try him?
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    Re:How to disbale ABS warning light for MoT on VW Golf? 2009/01/17 15:24:44 (permalink)
    I would guess either bulb out or flutter your eyelashes at the mechanic [flirtingsmiley]

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    Re:How to disbale ABS warning light for MoT on VW Golf? 2009/01/17 15:25:23 (permalink)
    Buld out from the back of the dash IMO , take stearing wheel casing off and try from there
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    Re:How to disbale ABS warning light for MoT on VW Golf? 2009/01/17 15:50:54 (permalink)
    Wire-cutters + 1" of silicone sleeving?
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    Re:How to disbale ABS warning light for MoT on VW Golf? 2009/01/17 15:56:10 (permalink)
    try
    www.vwaudiforum.co.uk

    full of VW know it alls

    post edited by slickoneuk - 2009/01/17 15:58:27

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    Re:How to disbale ABS warning light for MoT on VW Golf? 2009/01/17 15:56:38 (permalink)
    i agree bulb out from the dash,just unscrew make room and wriggle ya hand in rather than whole dash out.we dont want an Adam K situ on our hnds

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    Re:How to disbale ABS warning light for MoT on VW Golf? 2009/01/17 16:05:31 (permalink)
    Dash looks welded in. Lol.

    Will give it a go tomorrow.


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    Re:How to disbale ABS warning light for MoT on VW Golf? 2009/01/17 16:30:00 (permalink)
    rightyho

    GT TDi, 1999.
    Good heater in it. :-)


    Ive got the same car same year.

    I had a similar problem with the ABS light coming on.

    I paid this guy £20 to put it through a 'special' machine and it went off.

    Whether that would work with a dodgy senser I dont know?

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    Re:How to disbale ABS warning light for MoT on VW Golf? 2009/01/17 16:32:24 (permalink)
    i think you have to unclip a plastic tray type affair to get to the screws mate

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    Re:How to disbale ABS warning light for MoT on VW Golf? 2009/01/17 16:43:07 (permalink)
    Surely if the mechanics you go to were competant they would be able to fix the problem.

     


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    Re:How to disbale ABS warning light for MoT on VW Golf? 2009/01/17 19:17:28 (permalink)
    Options. As pointed out, find a VW forum and buy the sensor from there.

    Alternatively, chance your hand with a scrappie version.

    Another alternative, Eurocarparts http://www.eurocarparts.com/ecommerce/Search_Results.asp If your golf is the 1.9 diesel, the sensor's about 30 quid. Go from www.eurpcarparts.com I assumed yours was a MK IV?

    Then use the forum/haynes to DIY it.
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