ABS Sensor Problems
Firstly, I hope this is the correct section for this issue!
I have a 2004 (54) MINI Cooper S R53.
When I first started driving the car, it had an intermittent warning light trifecta (ABS, ASC, TPMS), the car was due a set of new brakes, so I fitted new discs and pads all round, new front hubs and front ABS sensors - this initially solved the problem, however on the colder or wet mornings the ASC light would flash until I had driven for about a mile, then everything would be fine.
This gradually got worse to the point that on cold mornings the trifecta would return, accompanied by the handbrake light, and sometimes the check engine light. After driving for a mile, turning the car off and back on again it would be fine for the rest of the day.
I decided to buy an ABS code reader which displayed the following codes:
And the check engine code is P0500 which shows as vehicle speed sensor (makes sense)
The ABS codes all refer to the front ABS sensors. As I had cheaped-out and bought them from eBay for £10 each, I figured this was probably the cause. So I ordered a pair of TRW front ABS sensors which I understand to be of decent quality and certainly feel much more chunky.
I have just fitted them and the problem is even worse now, the lights all come on (ABS, ASC, TPMS, handbrake, check engine) and will not go away. Now the codes displayed are:
These again all relate to the front ABS sensors. Surely they canít both be duff?
I selected Ďview data streamí which showed that the front ABS sensors are giving no reading at all, whereas the rears are working fine.
Does anyone have any ideas here? As I canít think what the problem could be. Could the ABS module be to blame?
Any ideas appreciated.