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STOP! warning light when turn engine on

We have a 2000 Volkswagon Passat Wagon and for the past week the STOP! warning light comes on along with a warning "beep" for one second when we turn the ignition on. The Break and ABS light also come on (but always have) and turn off after a second as well. I seem to remember this STOP! happening before when we had the Break Control Module fixed 2-years ago but at that time the break light would stay on and not turn off. Is this the same thing? Do Break Control Modules "go bad" after only 2-years?!

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  • lcolumbia Dec 21, 2008

    Interesting. I looked back through all my records (I keep invoices for everything) and don't even see that we've had the fronts replaced before. We've had the rear brake pads replaced at 56,688 / 4.5 years ago. We currently have about 110K on it at 8.5 years.

    I was wrong on the light that stayed on before we replaced the Break Control Module. It was the ABS light not the "Brake" like that stayed on. I'll be pretty cheezed off if it is the BCM that needs fixed again but will happily replace the front brakes if that's the problem. I'd say we got pretty good use out of them. We'll try that first. Thank you!

  • lcolumbia Dec 23, 2008

    Grr... break pads were fine both front and back. Hmm. This warning light has gone on once before when we were low on oil. Is it possible that the STOP! warning could be a sensing issue with either the temperature gauge (our temperature indicator varies wildly) or the oil gauge?

  • colin white May 11, 2010

    have you checked the front brake pads this will bring up a stop warning .....

  • colin white May 11, 2010

    yes thats possible

  • colin white May 11, 2010

    you will know when you look at them as the will have broken the tell tale wire..

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Indicator may appear if there is a particular sensor fails.
Try resetting it using the following technique.
Sometimes the problem could be solved.
Advantage is you could use this technique in the future too.

If you can get an OBD 2 scanner off eBay (US$ 6), you could be able to communicate with your car ECU (Electronic Control Unit) using the smart-phone app.

So that, there is a chance to CLEAR all the error indications.

After that, still problem persists, it means the vehicle need full scan (you can't do this at home, probably seek a vehicle garage).

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Is this 1st thing in the morning ? if so the battery is droping below 6 v and you need to replace battery

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The engine is full of sludge and there is no oil pressure you need an engine if you are under 100k and have your oil change receipts i believe the last 3 or so vw will cover it

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SOURCE: ABS/BRAKE warning lights always on in 2000 VW Passat

OKEY TRY TO GET A CODE WITH SCAN TOOL AND IF YOU CANNOT CONTACT WITH YOUR ECM YOU HAVE TO GET FIX YOUR ABS CONTROL UNIT.
BOSH ABS MODULE GIVES PROBLEM ON THAT MODELS I HAVE SAME PROBLEM WITH MY 1999 PASSAT V6 I SENDED MY PART TO GET FIX AND WAITING FOR THE COME BACK.
GOOD LUCK.
I DRAIN THE BRAKE FLUID FOR THE FIX LEAK FROM MY CALIPER AND I REMOVE THE ABS UNIT AND TAKE THE ELECTRONIC MODULE OUT AND SEND THE FOR THE REPAIR.

Posted on Jun 03, 2009

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SOURCE: My 1999 Volkswagon Passat wagon 1.8 liter has been

i think that is sound advice. these kinds of "tune up" items shouls all be replaced at the same time and be sure that you are using the parts the manufacturer calls for, not whats on sale. you have a good car.

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SOURCE: volkswagon passat hand break light stays on

Check your rear drum brakes a.s.a.p as they might have wheel cylinder leaks and your master brake cylinder will be low on brake fluid as the sensor for low level will leave the light on permenently.The rear wheel cylinders might not be visible but the leaking brake fluid usaully is but if not start at the master cylinder.Is the fluid level correct,does the brake pedal feel soft or spongy, is there fluid on the inside of the wheel/tyre.Rare for the handbrake switch to be faulty but may need lube but likely a brake leak.If unsure remove the rear wheels to be on the safe side of things.If all is okay the it will be a sensor on the master cylinder or the handbrake switch(but i doubt it).

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