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Your car has a fault in the system that senses wheel speed and changes the way the car automatically responds to slippery road conditions. Often, successful troubleshooting of these faults will require the use of a special scanner; however, there are a couple of failure modes that a backyard mechanic can discover and correct.
If your ABS AND your brake light (on the instrument panel) are both on, it is likely your basic brake operation has a fault. In this case, please refer first to the tip on Brake Light Indicator.
First, let's understand how these systems work. The car/truck must have a sensor at each wheel to know for sure if any wheels are slipping. The usual method is to use a tone ring and sensor as shown below.
The signal from each of the 4 sensors is evaluated by the ABS system, which, if the brakes are applied, will essentially pump the brakes for you to prevent skidding. If the brakes are not applied but you have traction control, the traction control system will limit the differential behavior of the drive wheels to help you get traction. If you don't have traction control, the ABS system may alert you to wheel slippage with a "low trac" light. The logic and electronics associated with the reactive systems is different on different models, and that is why troubleshooting those parts of the system requires special scanners and training.
OK, so what can you do about getting those lights off without paying a specialist big bucks?
You can inspect the wheels for damaged tone rings, broken sensor wires or connectors, and misaligned sensors. The tone ring is usually visible at the end of the CV boot on a drive axle or behind the rotor on a non-drive wheel. For wheels with drum brakes, the tone ring may be inside the drum.
Spin the wheel looking closely at the tone ring for any missing or chipped teeth or a break in the ring. Check the sensor alignment to the tone ring and also the distance. If you can find the specs on the air gap, measure and adjust as necessary. If you can find specs for the sensor, check it with an ohmmeter for shorts and opens. There are a few more details on sensor diagnostics at the following page:http://www.brakeandfrontend.com/diagnosing-wheel-speed-sensors/.Check the connectors and trace the wires all the way to the ABS module to inspect for damage. Due to the variety of systems and conditions, I'm not going to try to cover repair procedures.

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SOURCE: Dash board parking brake and ABS lights stay

you have an abs fault. have your abs system scanned for codes.

your base brakes will continue to function normally

Posted on Apr 13, 2009

gardy25

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SOURCE: fit new indicator stalk to VW passat esp , abs light on now

the stalk should have no interference with the abs or esp set up what i would look at doing is checking your abs sensors they can go all of a flash...goodluck

Posted on Jun 19, 2009

dan

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SOURCE: brake light abs light traction control light all

you'll have to have it diagnosed at a repair shop to pinpoint the source. sorry, but thats how they make them. you could buy your own but it'll cost about 200$

Posted on Jul 01, 2009

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SOURCE: golf gt tdi 2.0 140 bhp mk 5 - esp light

When there's something wrong with the brake pressure that handbrake warning light comes on.

The ESP warning light could be caused by a lot of things, but most likely it's a dirty fuel filter. Don't take my word for it though, just go to the VW dealer and have it read the faultcodes from the ECU, which should point you/them in the right direction.

Alternatively, when you have the right equipment (= VAGCOM + cable) and knowledge, you or a friend yould diagnose the ECU yourself.

From the sounds of it, you'll need a small service (air filter and oil filter change, etc.) anyways. Don't forget to reset the ECU (or dis- and reconnect the battery) afterwards to erase the faultcode from memory (when there's still something wrong, it'll return soon enough).

You might get lucky with a small service :)

Posted on Aug 17, 2009

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SOURCE: 2008 wrangler. abs, esp and

Check first the third eye brake light. does it work? okay the problem reside in a ABS sensor make sure it is hook up or if you recently did a brake job it didnt get contaminated. When the ABS signal is interfered with ESP,Traction is disabled. One or some of the wheel speed sensor is disconnected or is being interfered with. This is common for a recent brake job if any occured

Posted on Apr 23, 2011

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I have a 2000 Mercedes E430 base sedan. Last week I replaced the brake light switch because it was out and it solved the problem to the point that I can now put my car into gear and drive it, however, as...


Brake light switch problem may cause the ESP / BAS lights to illuminate.

Common symptoms of a bad
Mercedes brake light switch.
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  • Can not move the shifter from Park to Drive.
  • Brakes Defective Warning on Instrument Cluster
  • Car won't shift gears. Stuck in 2nd gear, limp mode.
  • Brake lights don't work. (Brake light switch can still be defective even if the brake lights work. Checking the brake light operation is not a good test.)
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TEST: To test your new brake light switch: Turn you car off to reset the ABS light. apply the parking brake. and start the car in neutral or park without using the brake. if the problem is the brake light switch... the light will only come on when you press the brake pedal.

If you replaced the brake light switch and the light is still on you should check a few other things such as:

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  • ABS pump
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NOTE: ** You may need a MBZ scan tool to reset the error code which was stored in the ECU because of the bad brake light switch.

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Yellow warning indicator lamp of a tringle with an excalmation point in the center and a counterclockwise arrow arround the triangle ---what does it mean?


Check & replace if necessary the brake pedal switch placed above pedals on the support.
If the problem still occurs you might access the ABS & ESP ECU (Electronic Control Unit) using diagnostic equipment connected to the data link connector of the car, in order to pull out all DTC (Diagnostic Trouble Codes) memored.
Then you will be able to replace bad piece(s) and fix the problem by erasing all DTC stocked inside ABS ECU & reset it.
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The ESP system means the Electronic Stability Program. If the ESP lights on the dashboard permanently the ESP system is faulty. You must access the ESP Electronic Control Unit (ECU) memory for pull out all DTC (Diagnostic Trouble Codes), using diagnostic equipment connected to the data link connector of the car. Then you will be full informed about bad pieces (e.g.: brake pedal switch, front right wheel abs sensor interrupted, ...). After bad pieces replacement you will be able to erase all faults memored by ESP ECU, in other words reset the ESP system and turn off the warning lamp on dashboard.
I'm convinced that your brake pedal switch is faulty because the glow plug warning sign went ON after ESP warning light. Just replace the brake pedal switch, see if rear stop lamps light when press the brake pedal, and test the car on the road.
Good Luck!

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MERCEDES BENZ DEALERSHIP HAS TO REPROGRAM THE ANTI LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM AND ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL SYSTEM.IF YOU DISCONNECT BRAKE PAD WEAR SENSORS WHEN REPLACING BRAKE PADS. THE ABS BRAKES AND ESP SYSTEM HAS TO BE RESET TO TURN OFF ESP LIGHT.

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I have a vw passat TDI130 2003. It runs really well, but engine workshop lights up along with the esp, abs and the glow plug indicators lighting up, most garages are charging just for a diagnosis to the...


Check & replace if necessary the brake pedal switch placed above pedals on the support.
If the problem still occurs you might access the ESP & ABS ECU (Electronic Control Unit) using diagnostic equipment connected to the data link connector of the car, in order to pull out all DTC (Diagnostic Trouble Codes) memored.
Then you will be able to replace bad piece(s) and fix the problem by erasing all DTC stocked inside ESP & ABS ECU & reset it.
I'm convinced that your brake pedal switch is faulty because the glow plug warning light went ON, along with the ESP & ABS. Just replace the brake pedal switch, see if rear stop lamps light when press the brake pedal, and test the car on the road.

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The esp light went on first and then the glow plug warning sign on my 2005 TDi passat. said workshop assistance, what is the problem


Check & replace if necessary the brake pedal switch placed above pedals on the support.
If the problem still occurs you might access the ABS & ESP ECU (Electronic Control Unit) using diagnostic equipment connected to the data link connector of the car, in order to pull out all DTC (Diagnostic Trouble Codes) memored.
Then you will be able to replace bad piece(s) and fix the problem by erasing all DTC stocked inside ABS ECU & reset it.
tdisline_516.jpg
The ESP system means the Electronic Stability Program. If the ESP lights on the dashboard permanently the ESP system is faulty. You must access the ESP Electronic Control Unit (ECU) memory for pull out all DTC (Diagnostic Trouble Codes), using diagnostic equipment connected to the data link connector of the car. Then you will be full informed about bad pieces (e.g.: brake pedal switch, front right wheel abs sensor interrupted, ...). After bad pieces replacement you will be able to erase all faults memored by ESP ECU, in other words reset the ESP system and turn off the warning lamp on dashboard.
I'm convinced that your brake pedal switch is faulty because the glow plug warning sign went ON after ESP warning light. Just replace the brake pedal switch, see if rear stop lamps light when press the brake pedal, and test the car on the road.
Good Luck!

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