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    Is it harmful driving without fuse 23?

    Fuse 23, too the ABS and TC unit and the powersteering?
    Can i damage anything if I drive a bit without this fuse?

    I don't have any button yet to disconnect the ESP/TC, soo i just wanna ask..

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    no damage will be cause per se

    obviously just loss of PAS, ABS & TC

    When my car initially had the old 1.6 in I drove it for about 6 months without PAS and no damage was caused

    if its just to switch off the TC temporarily then surely u can just short out the relevant terminals on the blue traction control plug IF its fitted that is....

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    Better off unplugging one of your rear abs sensors.

    It'll bring up the ABS and TC fault lights, but the speedo will still work, and Power steering should too.
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    Thanks.

    If it's not harmful for the powersteering or something, than i just gonna pull it out when I need it..

    Testing a littlebit icetrack driving here i Norway at the day, and a little dragracing training soo I don't need the powersteering or the speedo anyway

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    Take out fuse F5 under bonnet, its for ABS only.
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    Don't looks like the F5 are too the ABS in my astra..

    Nothing happend when i took F5 out..

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    right front hub sensor, the litle white plug behind the disk, un conect that and abs and traction controll will be off, PAS will still work!

    right front sensor- ABS and TC
    left front sensor- Speedo and MILAGE counter

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    Quote Originally Posted by c20let2k View Post
    Don't looks like the F5 are too the ABS in my astra..

    Nothing happend when i took F5 out..
    According to Autodata it's F5 on all Astras.
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    Quote Originally Posted by c20let2k View Post
    Can i damage anything if I drive a bit without this fuse?
    Yep, the front bumper, Rad and bumper support, when you can't steer round a corner and stuff you car into the wall due to you having no power steering.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Keif View Post
    Yep, the front bumper, Rad and bumper support, when you can't steer round a corner and stuff you car into the wall due to you having no power steering.


    Lol i drove mine for nearly 2 months without power steering... its not that bad!
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