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    Question POLO Abs Light

    Hi Everyone,

    please can someon help. . .?

    My wife has a 51 Reg Polo 1.0L that is now displaying
    the ABS light on the dashboard.

    We have owned the car from new, and it has just 15k miles on the clock.

    One careful lady owner, supermarket and school runs only !

    The problem is intermittent, sometimes the light is comes on and stays on, other times it comes on and goes off.

    I'm suspecting a faulty ABS sensor ???

    Am i right ?

    If so, has anyone got any ideas how much it may cost to replace/fix at my local VW dealer ?

    As always, your thoughts and help would be much appreciated,

    Many Thanks

    Adam

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    Hi Adam

    It does sound to me like a fault with the ABS sensor. What I would suggest is visiting a local garage or VW specialist (cheaper than dealer ) and let them plug it into the diagnostic machine, this will tell them which sensor, or any other component for that matter.

    If it is a sensor, try your local GSF or Euro Car Parts, may be cheaper
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    Question Polo ABS Light - DIY fix ?

    Thanks Stuart,

    we don't have a local VW Non-Dealer specialist. . .

    My local garage which usually MOT's and oil changes the car, ran a diagnostic on my VW Passat diagnosing a faulty ECU.

    They suggested it would cost up to 1000 to fix.

    VW sorted the problem for 88, and diagnosed a faulty switch
    on the coolant system.

    Thus, I'm reluctant to take it back to a non-VW outfit.

    Any ideas how easy the job is to do myself ?

    If so, any ideas how many ABS sensors the car has, and
    how I can tell which one has failed ?

    Sorry about all the questions, you must fell like your on VW Mastermind !

    Your help is appreciated,

    Cheers,

    Adam

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    Mmmm... Think they tried to "rip you off"

    Most cars have 4 ABS sensors, one on each wheel, any of which will bring up an ABS fault. They are fitted in each wheel hub, usually about 20mm in diameter, held by a bolt with a single cable out.

    The problem is,if you do not get it plugged into a diagnostic machine you will not know which is at fault

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    Thumbs up ABS Sensor - Let's see what we can see !

    Many Thanks Stuart,

    I'll take the wheels off first. . and see if I can see any obvious damage to any of the ABS sensors.

    Failing that I'm off to VW for a diagnostic.

    I'll keep you posted,

    Regards,

    Adam

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    Re: POLO Abs Light

    The last time I had a fault with my ABS Sensors my VW mechanic charged me 175.....if that helps....

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    Re: POLO Abs Light

    Is this possible to do yourself once you find out which sensor is faulty?

    Got ABS light on and was thinking of getting one of those vag-com cables and the freebie shareware software to diagnose which one is at fault...

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    Re: POLO Abs Light

    My ABS light is now permanantly on at last diagnosis it was the ABS sensor, even from GSF my mechanic charged me 175 each, loathe to pay this...

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    Re: POLO Abs Light

    So, has anybody done it yourself? Think the sensor is only ~20 from gsf.....just wondered whether it is soemthing you can do yourself?

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    Re: POLO Abs Light

    we did this outself

 

 
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