View Full Version : ABS flashing light ?!?!

12-02-2006, 06:49 PM
i was taking my buddy for a ride in some backroads and my ABS light flashed whenever i took a turn a little hard its not on currently only flashed and made the empty gas light DING* when it was flashing whats this mean ???

12-02-2006, 06:53 PM
it means SEARCH, j/k. Common problem. HAve it vagged to see if it's the abs sensor. Most likely it's your ABS module. Common problem, lots of info on it here. It won't affect your car, just don't slam on your brakes carelessly as to lock them up.

12-02-2006, 06:56 PM
i did search and i doubt it will ocme up on VAG considering it only comes on opon hard cornering ....

12-02-2006, 06:59 PM
usually means that the module's connections have gone "bad", or pretty much become disconnected. there is a DIY write-up on how to fix it

12-02-2006, 08:15 PM
awesome do you have a link ? i cleaned all the sensors we'll see how that ends up

12-03-2006, 01:17 AM
its on one of the forums i just cant remember which one and im too lazy to search. i know BoostFrenzy is a master at it. haven't seen him in a while but you could PM him. or maybe someone else will chime in

12-03-2006, 01:30 AM
lol, if the light comes on and it beeps three times when you turn the key to on before the car's even started, more than likely it's the controller... if you can't connect to it w/ vagcom to check for codes, it's MOST DEFINITELY the abs controller (box attached to side of abs pump next to washer tank in engine bay).... Have 3 of em here i'm fixing for people this week, PM me for details :)

12-03-2006, 01:34 AM
^lol, well what do ya know

12-03-2006, 10:46 AM
lol ya but i really want that link to see if its a project i can tackle with my dad

12-03-2006, 11:04 AM

12-03-2006, 01:01 PM
Originally posted by hey4

thanks for the ABS module repair link hopefully i can do this looks pretty simple but i can't even get the first plug on the otp side undone .... ? its like really on there

Euro Avant
12-03-2006, 07:38 PM
Since the light beeps on hardconering, i think it is just the connection problem under ur seat.

12-03-2006, 11:09 PM
this is cool ill try this on my car too, my abs and handbrake light randomly flash and the cluster beeps 3 times.

12-04-2006, 02:10 AM
note of caution, if you guys attempt to do the repair and make it worse than it already was, don't bother pm'ing me to fix it, you'll need a new unit.

12-04-2006, 03:35 PM
i should be ok im an electrical technician specialised in cars

12-04-2006, 03:40 PM
^ me too ;)

12-04-2006, 03:54 PM
thats why we have audis

12-04-2006, 03:58 PM
it WILL show up with a vag com. if it sent a code its in the ecu. it will most likley say rough road torque. blah blah blah. it could be the start to your abs unit going out, thats what mine did

12-04-2006, 05:05 PM
thx for all the info. im getting a new module because when i took the thing apart and cut the top off nothing was loose but there was a random wire that wasn't in the pic ... either way my brakes rn't being wierd anymore im jus gunna clean the code after i get the new electricalside in.... alert me if you think this is a bad idea