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    ABS Light on Dashboard

    I have a 52 plate polo and the ABS light is lit up on the dashboard, what does this mean? the brakes are working fine.

    thanks

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    It means that AScottishBloke is watching you while you drive! . . . . Oh wait you said ABS!

    a wheel sensor has probably gone, just recently had the same on my Integra and it cost me £70 to get it replaced. Brakes will work but ABS wont

    It means there is a problem with the anti-lock brake system, could be a wheel speed sensor fault, but you need to get it diagnosed to be 100% certain what the problem is.

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    dh058977

    It means that AScottishBloke is watching you while you drive! . . . . Oh … It means that AScottishBloke is watching you while you drive! . . . . Oh wait you said ABS!



    lol i waiting for someone to mention AScottishBlock

    Original Poster

    thanks for the replies

    typical need to pay for car insurance in the next couple of days and now this

    Kulsum

    thanks for the replies :)typical need to pay for car insurance in the … thanks for the replies :)typical need to pay for car insurance in the next couple of days and now this



    No problem! Oh wait I wasnt helpful was I!

    Original Poster

    dh058977

    No problem! Oh wait I wasnt helpful was I!



    lol not really no haha

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    In the Oxford area? ask someone to put it on VAGCOM and they'll tell you what's wrong with it. Else will cost you £50 just for a garage to diagnose it. They will try a reset first to see if it fixes it.
    Edited by: "lumoruk" 23rd Feb 2011

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    lumoruk

    In the Oxford area? ask someone to put it on VAGCOM and they'll tell you … In the Oxford area? ask someone to put it on VAGCOM and they'll tell you what's wrong with it. Else will cost you £50 just for a garage to diagnose it. They will try a reset first to see if it fixes it.



    no leicester, couple of garages take upto £30, see what they say

    It's something to do with your six-pack

    mosskeeto

    a wheel sensor has probably gone, just recently had the same on my … a wheel sensor has probably gone, just recently had the same on my Integra and it cost me £70 to get it replaced. Brakes will work but ABS wont

    I Had problems before with the sensors something similar but after giving them a wipe with a cloth everything is okay so before you forking out your hard earned cash try giving them a wipe .

    hi, check the fuses under the battery. The fuses are the thin metal strips, most likely the first one (small one) has broke. This causes the abs light to come.
    If you need any more help, let me know.

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    werty

    hi, check the fuses under the battery. The fuses are the thin metal … hi, check the fuses under the battery. The fuses are the thin metal strips, most likely the first one (small one) has broke. This causes the abs light to come.If you need any more help, let me know.



    Doesn't sound like VW to put the fuse box in such a stupid place. Thought it was under the steering column? At least I think that's where it is in the wife's 2004 plate.

    Not by any chance jet washed the wheels recently have you?

    fuse location -
    2 answers:
    The fuse box is under a cover at the right end of the dash bord, open the drivers door and you can see the cover at the end of the dash, prize it of and the fuses are under it, you will also find about 6 fuses under the batt cover in the engine bay.

    There is a drop down box under the steering wheel. Once you've opened that, you can drop it down further to reveal the fuse box and relays. To access the fuses you will need to pull off the front cover of the black box covering the fuses. You will also find a table diagram showing the order of the fuses and what they are for.
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