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staubach333
01-14-2009, 05:24 PM
every 5 minutes or so my abs light will come on and then the brake light will blink next to it...then they both go off...then the process repeats itself...any ideas? the brakes themselves feel fine...

bwinter714
01-14-2009, 05:29 PM
I am hoping someone can answer this one lol. When I drive for longer than a mile above 50 mph my brake light and abs light come on and stay on until I turn off then restart my car. I have a bad wheel bearing though (being replaced this weekend) and I was thinking that my bearing is heating up my ABS sensor causing a fault in the system, though I could be way off.

njm23
01-14-2009, 05:34 PM
check your brake fluid, if it is low then that is why. If not then it may be your abs module on its way out.

willowtreexx
01-14-2009, 05:42 PM
check your brake fluid, if it is low then that is why. If not then it may be your abs module on its way out.

x2

B5 SLPR
01-14-2009, 05:47 PM
X3

tonelee1316
01-14-2009, 06:05 PM
abs module

stilldubbin203
01-14-2009, 06:07 PM
abs module x2

quattro16
01-14-2009, 06:29 PM
Abs module are bad.

B5A4Kevin
01-14-2009, 07:30 PM
x7....

you can get just the electronic portion (repair kit) rather than replacing the pump. it can be replaced easily by removing the six long torx bolts on the side. access the tough ones by removing the lf wheel and liner, along with the upper washer fluid reservoir (iirc)

staubach333
01-14-2009, 07:48 PM
well i know the fluid is a little low because the front pads are low...but when i change the pads and push the pistons back the fluid will be where it should be again

pA4AWDd
01-14-2009, 09:24 PM
I have the same problem. My ABS and brake light stay on though as soon as I start the car. It hasnt affected my brakes at all and as everyone else said, its almost 100% the ABS control module.

burner799
01-14-2009, 11:04 PM
Abs module are bad...mkay

fixed.

There's a guy in the classified section who rebuilds these for 50 bucks. Now if only I had 50 bucks.