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rockbeau25
12-06-2014, 04:19 PM
Hey guys,

I just bought my first Audi! It is a 1999 A4 1.T Avant.

It has the typical B5 ABS module issue. Does anyone have a guide on how to remove the ABS module? Approximately how long of a job is the removal? Has anyone ever dealt with rebuilt modules rather than new ones? This is the website I was thinking of going through: http://modulemaster.com/rebuilds/shop/abs-modules/abs-bosch-53/ . Certainly worth doing it myself if I can save that much money versus a new module.

The car has a trim piece (bottom of front passenger door) that fell off. The owner said it needs new clips. Where can I find these clips? Also, the front bumper has the same issue of missing clips and hangs down about a 1/4 in.

The cruise control does not work. No idea where to start there. Any ideas?

Looking forward to starting my project! Thanks

Davdraco1
12-06-2014, 04:34 PM
Post a pic of the front bumper hanging down.... It shouldn't be able to hang down at all the wa it clips/slides into the car. The abs module install will require you to move the washer fluid tank enough to get to the lower bolts. I did the abs module swap with one I got off Craigslist. Got lucky that it was still good for 50$. The clip for the abs mod is a pain to figure out if you've never done one before. But all you have to do is slide the left side out if your standing by the driver side fender, then pull up on the clip. Install is reverse, just make sure it's down all the way before you slide the clip back. And I'm asking your referring to the lower door moldings on the outside of the car, post a pic of that too. Also, those clips should be on ecs tuning.com. Should be too expensive for them. The cruise control doesn't work on mine either. I've read that replacing the switch on the colomn does the trick. Never looked into it as I don't have the need for cruise control.

wolfe2118
12-06-2014, 04:47 PM
http://www.audiworld.com/tech/elec116.shtml

I have a used one for sale if you are interested.

Avant Nate
12-06-2014, 05:06 PM
I had Kompresd (http://www.audizine.com/forum/member.php/3360-k0mpresd) fix my ABS module.
Cruise control repair: http://www.audiworld.com/forums/a4-b5-platform-discussion-1/heres-how-fix-your-cruise-control-255645/

rockbeau25
12-18-2014, 04:58 PM
[QUOTE=Davdraco1;10313452]Post a pic of the front bumper hanging down...

Sorry for the late reply. Just got the car and I'm able to start looking at things.

Here are some pictures. When I was removing the license plate, the screws were stripped and I had to take off the bracket. So now I need a new bracket...ECSTuning?

https://www.flickr.com/photos/129340865@N02/

LA4
12-18-2014, 05:35 PM
ABS module is very easy to remove. Take off drivers side wheel. Take out inner fender lining. Drain washer fluid. Take out washer fluid tank (it's only held in by 3 bolts, all relatively easy to access.) Unscrew old module.

It took me like 60-90 minutes, and I work very slow. Some of the guys on this forum that are actually good at this could probably do it in <30 minutes.

Get some torx screwdrivers, way easier than using sockets in my opinion. My set cost me $5 at Harbor Freight and they've held up very well over multiple jobs.

ray4624
12-18-2014, 07:02 PM
I had Kompresd (http://www.audizine.com/forum/member.php/3360-k0mpresd) fix my ABS module.


this. Some of the better money ive spent on my car.

Koldham
12-18-2014, 07:21 PM
pro tip, when fitting the front bumper, loosen the 2 allen bolts holding the front bumper on but don't remove them. then pull the bumper as far forward as it will go and re tighten the bolts. the clips on the side in front of the wheel will get a better bite, especially if the bumper has taken a few hits and the clips are kinda chewed up. also is it the black plastic mount that's damaged, or the trunk part. i may have a spare plate mount you can have.

rockbeau25
12-18-2014, 07:36 PM
also is it the black plastic mount that's damaged, or the trunk part. i may have a spare plate mount you can have.

It is the plastic piece.

Davdraco1
12-18-2014, 08:31 PM
For the front bumper, there are 2, 6 mm hex bolts behind the grills that pop out. Undo those so you can slide the bumper out a little. It may fall down so be ready, once those are out, line the side of the bumper up with the fender. Slide the bumper back untill it clips in and stays in. Once it's in, put those hex bolts back in and it's good to go. Hope this helped. And I've also don't the abs module. I had the hardest time trying to remove the washer fluid tank so I just unbolted it and moved it aside but never drained it. It's up to you but just wanted to let you know it can be done without taking it out.

Avant Nate
12-19-2014, 01:02 PM
ABS module is very easy to remove. Take off drivers side wheel. Take out inner fender lining. Drain washer fluid. Take out washer fluid tank (it's only held in by 3 bolts, all relatively easy to access.) Unscrew old module.

It took me like 60-90 minutes, and I work very slow. Some of the guys on this forum that are actually good at this could probably do it in <30 minutes.

Get some torx screwdrivers, way easier than using sockets in my opinion. My set cost me $5 at Harbor Freight and they've held up very well over multiple jobs.
I did not do any of this. I had a little stubby torx screwdriver to remove the bottom ones, total time: maybe 10-15 minutes

LA4
12-19-2014, 07:41 PM
I did not do any of this. I had a little stubby torx screwdriver to remove the bottom ones, total time: maybe 10-15 minutes

I've never seen torx screwdrivers that small, but that would be very convenient.