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ABS indicator is on and beaping

Hello, I have a 98 VW Passat 1.8 T and the ABS light is on. I already went to a VW dealer to read the error message from the computer, but no message was received. Can you give me any suggestions, any is there a tipical fault that can caouse this malfunction?
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  • gavinda Nov 19, 2008

    I have a 98 VW Passat 1.8 T and the ABS light is on. I already went to
    a VW dealer to read the error message from the computer, but no message
    was received.

  • kulecha2 Dec 02, 2008

    I have a 99 VW Passat 1.8 T and the ABS light is on and brake light on and beeping. I already went to read the error message from the computer, but no communication with car and cannot do it. Please help

  • kulecha2 Sep 17, 2016

    I have replace abs pump to solve it. There is problem with electronic in it, tiny silver wire surrounded by jelly broke and no way to fix it. Some peple manedge to solder it, I cuold not. So replace it.

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The ABS control unit is failing, this is a very common issue with the 98 and 99 model Passats. You will need to have the ABS control unit replaced. You can now purchase the ABS control unit by itself but it is still pricey. Depending on which pump you have will determine which control unit you need to get. The run around $600 - $750.00 plus labor to install. The control unit needs to be installed by some one with a factory type scanner, as the new unit will need to be coded for that vehicle.

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