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    Exclamation Help with Fault code reading (Boost)

    My car as been abit funny when come on boost (half throttle) or backing off and getting back on it, But full boost seems fine.
    So i had it scanned a little while ago and it showed no faults, so i done a pedal test which showed :

    10, 2 , 4 , 3

    So i read that 10 = 0 is that correct?

    if so im getting P0243:

    (P0243 Turbocharger Wastegate Solenoid A Malfunction)

    Im guessing this is the front BCS as i've bypassed the rear, but the VXR turbo is only a couple months old! so how could this be knackered already?
    Is it worth replacing even though the turbo is pretty new.

    Any info would be helpful cheers.

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    reset the code by disconnecting the battery for 30 mins then reconnect and take the car for a nice run and try pedal test again..see if its still there..
    Drives a 53 plate Arden Blue Zafira A Gsi 2ltr turbo...

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    I'll give that ago, but i thought as it was cleared with a proper fault reader that should have cleared it ok?

    In a way i hope the fault does show again so i can get the part replaced and hopefully that cures my problems!

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    sometimes a fault can still show on the pedal test even if its been removed with a reader and vice versa

    personally when dealing with ZLETs and other models with factory alarms I tend to just unplug the 2 big plugs on the ECU for 10mins - has the same effect yet no worries with powersounder goin off or having to reset radio codes etc.


    Id defo just reset and see if it reappears....... as the back one is bypassed you could always try that one on the front to check

    they are identical its just that one has slightly larger outlets compared to the other - cant recall which one but a hoseclip should save the day

    HTH

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    So disconnecting the big ecu plugs are just as good as disconnecting battery?

    Im sure i done this not long ago but i'll do it again for 30mins then do a pedal test, see what shows, then if all clear i'll take it for a spin and see if the same fault comes back.

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    yes ecu plug is exactly the same as batt disc.

    its a process adopted by quite a few on here - so much easier for those with alarms

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    The powersounder will not go off if you put your key in a turn to second position, then disconnect the battery. Works for me everytime
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    any news on this thread?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TurboMark View Post
    The powersounder will not go off if you put your key in a turn to second position, then disconnect the battery. Works for me everytime
    that is indeed correct but the ECU method is quicker - in terms of length of time required to reset them and is easier for those who dont have the code for head units etc.....

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    True..., I just prefer to do the battery to avoid any damage to the ECU plugs
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