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#17 of 116 Re: VW passat STOP ABS and Brakes flashing [own_passat00]
Aug 24, 2007 (1:50 pm)
Sorry - I just realized that you have the V6 engine, which according to conversations with my VW dealer, have a slightly different braking/ABS setup to accommodate the extra weight. I would have the ABS computer checked out - especially considering the age of your vehicle (2000 model). Driving around with a faulty braking system is not recommended - given the consequences.
The brake light switch fixed the problem in my wife's 2003 Passat, but her car has the lighter 1.8T engine...
#18 of 116 ABS and Brake Lights
Sep 04, 2007 (1:18 pm)
I recently posted a question I had about ABS Brake lights and modules in another forum. I have a 99 VW Passat. Had the lights come on and rather than replace the ABS Brake Module had the module reconditioned which did the trick. Saved close to $2k. The light however has returned about a year later. Subsequent reconditioning hasn't worked.
Now I mechanic pulls codes:
P1602 18010 Power Supply (B+) Terminal 30 Low Voltage
P1606 18014 Rough Road Spec Engine Torque ABS-ECU Electrical Malfunction
Reconditioner says these are not problems in the ABS. That it has to do with the ECU and that they are soft codes.
What's a soft code?
That they can be cleared. Anyone know anything about this?
If you anyone has any questions about removing the module and reconditioning I can point you in the right direction. I've gotten super good unfortunately at getting this thing out of the car.
#19 of 116 Re: ABS and Brake Lights [hdabe]
Sep 26, 2007 (9:19 am)
Hi, hdabe. I had this ABS and Brakes light flashing (see message #11). I changed the brake light switch (helped for 1 hr) and need to change ABS Brake Module. My mechanic will charge about $500 for the part and close to $100 for the work. Does it sound reasonable? Should I recondition instead? How is it done? Thank you for your help.
#20 of 116 ABS module replaced
Oct 02, 2007 (2:07 pm)
I have a Passat 2000, 2.8l, 6 cyl. See messages #11, #19. I had an ABS module replaced and installed a new brake light switch. The Brakes and ABS stopped flashing, but I have a traction control triangular symbol permanently displayed now (before I replaced the module it was occasionally seen). It does not disappear if I press the traction control button. Do you have any idea what maybe the problem now? How to fix it? Thanks.
#21 of 116 VW Passat brakes
Oct 20, 2007 (2:11 pm)
I've a VW Passat 02 diesel. My brakes have been binding recently. My garagists changed the master cylinder but I got only a temporary improvement. New brake pads were fitted in but I still have the problem. Please what next can I check?
#22 of 116 Changed brakes - still get "check brake pads" message
Oct 30, 2007 (5:38 pm)
Hello to all. I have a '01 Passat GLS 1.8L FWD. At 113k, I got the 'check brake pads' light. I was pretty happy with how far I got with the original set of pads/rotors. (It turns out the pads were pretty good but there was a groove right at the contact point where the wire runs into the pads and wore that down prematurely)
Anyway, I changed the front rotors and pads and all is working well ... except the 'check brake pads' message still comes on first thing at start up. Anyone know how to stop the message?
Thanks in advance -- Mike
#23 of 116 ABS control module VW Passat
Nov 13, 2007 (1:47 pm)
You all know the problems that VW has with the ABS control module. You all know the prices they ask for them, well, I have found the Holy Grail for the failing ABS electronic module that every one has problems with. As you well know they always break down and there is no VW recall for it. The options are: get a new one which is very expensive, or get one from a junk yard. The third option I looked into is to have my ABS module rebuilt. The price is phenomenal. The company was nice enough to match another price I got from the internet from a competing company that I was truly not even able to get in touch with. Iíd like to quote something I received from the company that rebuilt my ABS electronic module. ďHi
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Bottom line, the cost of rebuilt was $149. The company covers one way shipping to their destination, once they complete the work, they call you, and you pay via Paypal $149 plus shipping back to your house. The cheapest shipping I chose to have was $20 in this case because I was in no rush to get it back and Iíll later explain why. They offer over night delivery as well, for more money of course. So my total cost was $169. Try beating that price for a fully rebuilt and functional ABS control module. Originally they wanted $169 but were willing to match the price of $149. A good try on my behalf but it was worth it. The $20 discount they gave me actually covered the shipping back to my house. And I have to state that their costumer support if awesome. The reason I was in no rush to get back the ABS module is because once I removed it from my vehicle which by the way didnít take too long, I was able to drive the car without it. So my point is, if you have the ABS module removed by a licensed mechanic no need to worry about not having a vehicle until you receive the rebuilt back. Makes sense? I believe that most people do not look into the option of having their ABS module rebuilt because it takes too long. Most mechanics (even the VW dealer) that Iíve asked about being able to drive my vehicle without the ABS module present did not have an answer as far as how safe it is to drive without it because they never encountered the situation. They told me that they always have a replacement ready when they remove the old one, therefore they couldnít recommend what I should do. Once I removed the ABS control module, I got behind the wheel and moved the car just a bit, applied the brakes just to make sure those little pistons from the pump donít move. So I was able to drive my car during the time my ABS was out to be rebuilt. I highly recommend the company that rebuilt my ABS control module and if enough interest is out there, I will release their private information since I do not know the exact rules of this forum, and because Iím new on this forum.
#24 of 116 Re: ABS control module VW Passat [adrian537]
Nov 23, 2007 (6:39 am)
adrian, Can you please provide me with the vendor you had your abs control module rebuilted from? Thanks.
#26 of 116 Re: ABS control module VW Passat [adrian537]
Dec 26, 2007 (9:25 am)
could you please forward the company name and contact information for the ABS rebuild?