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Old Jul 6th, 2014, 10:32 PM
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Intermittant ABS fault/light on

Hello everyone, this topic is probably on here in various forms in various guises. Now we all know about the crap reliability of the ABS Module thingamyjig. Now our ABS light (light only) came on so off to the garage who ran the diagnostics which said it was the Abs module which was duly replaced with a used but assured fully working replacement, right model and matching numbers etc. Still the light comes on..now heres the rub, its not on all the time, goes out, comes on, stays off for a day or two, comes on for a day or two, off for a day, etc etc etc, could it be a sensor at fault that's intermitant or possibly a module that workds when its in a good mood?
The car has done 30k and is a 1.6 Cooper on a 55 plate.
Any views on this warmly welcomed.
We took it in once and the diagnostics found no fault as at the time the light was off but after a few days it came back on and a diagnostic then picked up a duff module. Changed as stated but after 3 days its back to its old dance routine of on and off.
Kind regards.Alan
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Old Jul 6th, 2014, 11:53 PM
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Hi ya

Did they recode the abs module when they fitted the new/used one.
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Hello, thank you for your help, in reply it was recoded as I remember them specifically saying it had to be the right one and recoded to the car, so yes it was, cheers.
It goes into Sytner today for an air-con service/refresh today so might try and chat em up for a diagnostic, though they will probably require my right leg first though...
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Old Jul 7th, 2014, 02:25 PM
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Hello, thank you for your help, in reply it was recoded as I remember them specifically saying it had to be the right one and recoded to the car, so yes it was, cheers.
It goes into Sytner today for an air-con service/refresh today so might try and chat em up for a diagnostic, though they will probably require my right leg first though...


Hi ya

Yer know what you mean about your leg
I bought a lead and the DIS software from ebay for £30 well worth, it same as what bmw use
comes with sss, progman, inpa so you can code as well if you need to.

If they do the diag on it try get the P code then we can help abit more :-)

Hope this helps
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Sytner Mini did a diagnostic and said the faulty part was the ABS Return Pump? However, he did say that they would change this and then check for bad earth or damaged wire as it can also render new units as faulty although they are not and will bring on the light so its back in the hands of the supplying dealership who will look into it further...Oh and its about £1200-£1400 quid to fix it. But hey, what if the changed the pump and it was a wire...bet theyd still charge for a pump huh!
I'll post later once it does get sorted...if...
Thankyou all for the help, it is greatly appreciated.
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