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    Battery connection? + ABS & ESP fault

    Hi, just had the ABS and ESP light come on in my car last night (golf mk5). After reading up this morning, I decided the first thing to do was change the ABS 30a fuses. I just did that and removed the battery, I'll reconnect in it half hour or so *fingers crossed.*

    When removing the battery, I noticed a connecter with a broken cable and dont have a clue what its for. The rest of the cable goes to the drivers side of the engine somewhere. Any ideas?


    Also, if anyone could tell me where to locate the ABS sensor I'd be extremely appreciative. (I'm planning on swapping them with a friends to see if they are the problem, if the fuses dont work).
    Thanks.

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    Re: Battery connection? + ABS & ESP fault

    The ABS fuses are not in there, they are in the fuse box next to the battery and under the dash. I have no idea what that cable is, it is not original, probably for a phone or stereo. There are four ABS wheel speed sensors and if you take them out of your friends car and swap them with yours, you are likely to end up needing eight new sensors as they get corroded in and are difficult to remove without damaging them. Start by getting a fault code read done to determine which sensor is faulty as even if you replace all four sensors with new (even if it is a wheel speed sensor that is at fault) the light will not go out until the code is cleared. It may not even be a wheel speed sensor being a Golf 5, it could be the G201 pressure sensor inside the ABS pump which means a new or repaired ABS pump, second hand ones are like gold dust due to the huge extent of this problem.
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    Re: Battery connection? + ABS & ESP fault

    Thanks Crasher. I think that wire might be for an amp or something, like you said, I just never noticed it before. I located the fuse and had EXTREME difficulty removing it and the metal connectors were covered in some white stuff. I replaced the fuse and removed the battery for an hour. Since reconnecting it, all lights have turned off. I have only driven it 5 miles since but so far everything is ok. I just hope it stays that way!

    From reading up on this problem, I just dont understand why the mk5s havent had a recall by VW!

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    Re: Battery connection? + ABS & ESP fault

    Water has been getting into the e box.
    2003 Skoda Octavia VRS Estate. APR 98RON remap, APR R1 diverter valve, Jetex exhaust, K&N panel filter, 8x18 Wolfrace Pro-Lite eco 2.0 wheels with 225/40 18 Uniroyal Rainsport 3 tyres.
    2006 Polo GTI 1.8T, APR 95RON remap
    1988 Golf 2 GTI 16 valve, 2.2 with Weber Alpha injection
    1983 Golf 1 GTI 8 valve, 2 litre with Eurospec racing 42/36 head
    1972 1302LS auto 1641cc conversion

    Vile Invention

    Dark was that day when Diesel conceived his grim engine that begot you, vile invention, more vicious, more criminal than the camera even, metallic monstrosity, bale and bane of our culture, chief woe of our Commonweal. How dare the Law prohibit hashish and heroin yet license your use, who inflate all weak inferior egos? Their addicts only do harm to their own lives: you poison the lungs of the innocent, your din dithers the peaceful, and on choked roads hundreds must daily die by chance-medley. Nimble technicians, surely you should hang your heads in shame. Your wit works mighty wonders, has landed men on the Moon, replaced brains by computers, and can smithy a "smart" bomb. It is a crying scandal that you cannot take the time or be bothered to build us, what sanity knows we need, an odorless and noiseless staid little electric brougham.

    W.H. Auden (1907-1973), A Curse:


 

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