Unusual tips and fixes.
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.