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    MOT Failure - astra H

    My 1.9 cdti failed its mot today because the ABS light stays on..

    What do i check to fix this problem?

    merci

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    It's probably got a faulty wheel sensor, just got to get it onto some test equipment to find out which one
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    Its the rear right brake sensor...

    locking wheel nut has snapped... cant undo the fricking clip...

    nightmare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kieranA View Post
    My 1.9 cdti failed its mot today because the ABS light stays on..

    What do i check to fix this problem?

    merci
    Wow - is that a failure what about cars that don't have ABS or cars that have the ABS stripped out?

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    yes its a failure..

    i even questioned it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zletsgo View Post
    Wow - is that a failure what about cars that don't have ABS or cars that have the ABS stripped out?
    Like many things for the MOT, if fitted they must work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kieranA View Post
    yes its a failure..

    i even questioned it

    Hmm - must be a "if you have it and it's broke it fails" same as if you have a spare it needs to be road legal but they wont fail you haven't got one

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    given up now... i'll wait till tomorrow to buy a new locking nut..

    still... could be worse... could be a Peugeot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zletsgo View Post
    Hmm - must be a "if you have it and it's broke it fails" same as if you have a spare it needs to be road legal but they wont fail you haven't got one
    spare wheel is not on the list to be tested for an mot if it is a private car.
    I know taxi's have to have a spare wheel of the same size as the wheels fitted. Private cars do not have the spare tested - It is not fitted to the car so is not classed as part of the road worthyness of the car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zletsgo View Post
    Wow - is that a failure what about cars that don't have ABS or cars that have the ABS stripped out?
    the garage type the reg into there computer and it comes up with wether or not the car has abs (+ a few more details) if it does the light needs to come on and go off once its done its self check. if the light stays on or doesn't turn off they will fail it.

    a car that has the abs stripped out will either have to "bodge" the abs light or declare it to the dvla and have the details changed, which means removing every part including the sensors in the hubs.

    the good news for those wanting to bodge their abs light is that the mot center don't test the abs they only look for the light.

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