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Old 08-21-2006, 05:50 PM
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Default How to temporarily shut off ABS ASR lights

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Is there anyway to turn off the ABS light + ASR lights temporarily in a 2001 Golf Mk4 1.8t. .im looking to get the car registered tomorrow and wont have the issue resolved by then. just looking for a quick fix to shut of the lights so i can get it registrar.
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what does the lights have to do with registering a car? Usually they don't even look at a car when you register it....maybe that's just a florida thing.
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what does the lights have to do with registering a car? Usually they don't even look at a car when you register it....maybe that's just a florida thing.
I'm pretty sure he has to pass emissions to register the car, and the car won't pass emissions with the ABS light on...
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I figured that after i thought about it. I have no idea about emissions. They made it so you don't even have to take emissions tests about a year and a half before i started driving....
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Pretty sure that if the car has to fired up for emissions, the light is going to come back on.

Check fluid level (if you haven't already). Otherwise, Vag-com it and figure out the codes.

Sooo glad we don't have state inspections in WA...
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if you don't have a VAG then i suggest hitting up a advance auto parts or something like that and have the codes read for free.

if the ASR light is on then i bet your MAF has taken a dump on you. With ABS light could be a recal. I know my car had a recall with something to do with the ABS light and the ABS system.

Other then that you could reset the ECU (remove the negative battery terminal for about 5 minutes)....that will clear the codes and hopefully they won't show up right away. I would reset the ECU as close to the emissions place as possible so you don't have to drive far which will not give the computer enough time to relise that something is messed up.
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if you don't have a VAG then i suggest hitting up a advance auto parts or something like that and have the codes read for free.

if the ASR light is on then i bet your MAF has taken a dump on you. With ABS light could be a recal. I know my car had a recall with something to do with the ABS light and the ABS system.

Other then that you could reset the ECU (remove the negative battery terminal for about 5 minutes)....that will clear the codes and hopefully they won't show up right away. I would reset the ECU as close to the emissions place as possible so you don't have to drive far which will not give the computer enough time to relise that something is messed up.
Most of that applies to Check engine lights, autozone etc... use OBDII port scanners that will read and clear check engine lights. It wiil clear them for 30 miles.... It will not clear a ASR/ABS/ESP light because they are detected and coded differantly. A Vag-com would be the only way to read or clear ABS/ASR lights that I know of....
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Fellas, My daughter's 2001 Cabrio's ABS is on for a while now and it is starting to annoy her. I would like to fix this myself but I'm a noob. I have an OBD II Scanner but I have no idea what vag-com is. Please help.
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An OBD2 scanner is for cel's. An ABS light is a different story. You need a scanner that is made for VW.

Volkswagen Jetta IV 1.8T > Search > Scanner > ES#9950 V-Checker Scanner - Pro - VAGCHECKERPRO

That is the link to the scanner you need. It is most likely a wheel speed sensor, in this case it is an easy fix that anybody can do. On the other hand if your as unfortunate as I am, you have a bad ABS module/pump. In this case it needs to be serviced by someone who has vagcom. The module is like 800 bucks also versus the sensor is under $50
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Thank you.
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