Un­usual tips and fixes.

Car Mechanics (UK) - - Contents -

With the an­nual MOT loom­ing, the owner of this 2002 Audi A6 was not too happy when the ABS light sud­denly il­lu­mi­nated. On his next jour­ney, he was pleased to see it had dis­ap­peared again and was hope­ful that its ap­pear­ance was just a short blip. Need­less to say, this was not the case. True to form, the light reap­peared on the next trip and was there on just about ev­ery sub­se­quent jour­ney.

Read­ing off the fault code gave us a pos­i­tive fail­ure of the near­side front sen­sor, so a new part was or­dered. The main dealer was ask­ing an eye­wa­ter­ing £180 for this be­cause it comes com­plete with a short sec­tion of loom. The loom in­cludes the brake pad warn­ing light wires and plugs into a con­nec­tor at the rear of the in­ner whee­larch. Luck­ily, the sen­sor was eas­ily re­leased from the hub, so the job of re­plac­ing it wasn’t too tricky.

The sen­sor comes with a sec­tion of loom that plugs into a con­nec­tor in the rear of the whee­larch.

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