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    Astra Mk5 Warning Lights

    Hi everyone. New member here just after a little help please.

    Last week I bought a 55 reg astra sri 1.8i. Anyway when i test drove it the abs and esp warning lights came on. The dealer at the garage (it wasnt a vauxhall dealers) said if i bought the car he would fix whatever problem that was.

    When i collected the car there were no warning lights apparent. However i have noticed the two warning lights i saw on the test drive now dont come on at all. Even when all the others come on briefly at ignition there is no abs or esp light.

    I take it that this means the garage have done something to the warning lights rather than fixing the problem?? does anyone know how they would have achieved this?? would they have taken the bulbs out or disconnected the sensors or something?? how could i check?? ive had a look at the fuses and they seem in order.

    Am i right in believing that if i took the car for an MOT and these warning lights didnt show at ignition it would fail??

    The car came with a 3 month warranty so i should be able to get this sorted but i would be very grateful if anyone could help with what the garage has most likely done and any suggestions as to wot the original problem might hav been.

    Im not too clued up on cars so please explain in idiots terms!! haha

    Many thanks in advance,

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    Welcome to site mate.

    I dont think them lights come on wen u start the car mate.

    Ill have to double check tomorow wen i get in mine tho!

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    Ok thanks. Just seems strange how all the other warnin lights come on except those two.

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    if its anything like earlier models then you should get the self check warning light on startup

    they could have disconnected the ABS speed sensor on the OSF wheel .

    thats my suspicion as the NSF controls the speedo whereas the OSF is used for TC/ESP/ABS

    stick ur head underneath and check the plug is/isn't connected

    as for the warranty - if the dealer did this as a "fix" then I wouldnt be botheriing letting them "sort it " again.... id be onto trading standards! or at least following up the attempted bodge - if u can prove it is another matter!

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