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    T/C and ABS lights

    Hey all!
    Just recently i've found that both the traction control and abs lights on my dash light up and stay on when i start the ignition. If I switch off the ignition, then restart it then the problem (sometimes) goes away. It would also seem that when lit, the tc and abs ARE actually disabled, so its not just the lights themselves!
    I changed brake discs and pads recently, and this didn't affect it in any way- ie it still happens!
    Can anyone suggest what it might be? Anyone had this problem before? Hope i've made myself clear enough
    Anyway, all help greatly appreciated,
    Crusty

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    there must be something throwing a sensor to say there is a fault which turns them off which turns the lights on,

    easiest way to find what it is is to go to vauxhall and get them to plug their machine in to find the fault code, will then know whats causing it,
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    I have the exact same problem. Am driving an Astra MK4 1.8 SRI. One thing I have noticed is that if you turn the key to the point before starting (where all the dash warning lights come on) and leave it for a while, the TC and ABS warning lights go off and stay off after starting.

    Have not done anything to my brakes lately and I've had this problem once before, but the problem has become more frequent since I washed my car a few days back.

    Have no idea as to the cause of this problem, it might be a sensor fault for all I know! Have you got ur car checked out yet?




    Quote Originally Posted by crustypunkuk View Post
    Hey all!
    Just recently i've found that both the traction control and abs lights on my dash light up and stay on when i start the ignition. If I switch off the ignition, then restart it then the problem (sometimes) goes away. It would also seem that when lit, the tc and abs ARE actually disabled, so its not just the lights themselves!
    I changed brake discs and pads recently, and this didn't affect it in any way- ie it still happens!
    Can anyone suggest what it might be? Anyone had this problem before? Hope i've made myself clear enough
    Anyway, all help greatly appreciated,
    Crusty

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    i thought it would maybe be a sensor problem too- just the fact that it comes and goes suggests it possibly being an electrical/wiring issue- is there not a sensor on the passenger side hub for the tc and abs?
    Bolloxed if i'm paying my local Vaux garage £70 odd quid just to read the fault- that's kinda why i posted a message here!

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    There will be a sensor on all 4 wheels for the ABS
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    ah, wont be that easy then! I thought there was one which governed both of the functions on the front hub, but apparently more complicated than that! bugger.
    Any ideas anyone?

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    When you plug a Tech2 (or similar) in, it tells you which sensor is at fault.
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    may end up cheaper having the faults read and pinpoint the error, rather then spending money fixing things you think it might be to no avail...

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