View Full Version : help. abs and brake light flashing.

07-25-2007, 08:06 AM
when i am driving my car will beep and the abs and brake light will flash maybe five times and than stop. it has happened three times and it happens randomly. any ideas?

car is a 2000 1.8tqm a4

07-25-2007, 09:02 AM
I have the same problem with mine. I believe it's a faulty connection in ABS module. I found a fix looking through the VW forums and going to try it this weekend.

Heres the link if you want to check it out. This is for a Passat however I heard this will also work for our cars. One of my buddies has a S4 with this same problem and we are going to try it on his ride as well.


07-25-2007, 09:41 AM
Mine started that way. In my case, it was the ABS control unit. My understanding is that it is are a weak link, and a common problem. Go to Modulemasters website, they will fix it for around $250, which is a lot cheaper than replacing. They have good instructions for removal as well.

Kyle H
07-25-2007, 09:56 AM
Yep, abs control module. I had modulemasters do mine, they even left a cool smiley face sticker on the module. [:D]

07-25-2007, 01:33 PM
same with me started out with the lights going on and of randomly, i just sent mine out to module masters and should have it back tommorrow

07-25-2007, 08:01 PM
so do i need to do this? what happens if i don't fix it?

07-25-2007, 08:08 PM
If you don't want ABS or traction control in your ride then leave it alone. I have snow in my state so I'm definitely going to fix mine. Eventually the module will die if it's not fix.

07-26-2007, 07:54 AM
will it continue to beep every time i turn the car on? or will it go away?

07-26-2007, 01:54 PM
It will continue to beep until it is fixed

07-26-2007, 01:56 PM
it will beep and flash until you fix it