Question about 1999 Volkswagen New Jetta
Yesterday while driving the ABS light came on and now it will not go out my ABS light is on
When the ABS light comes on and stays on there is an issue with the Anti-lock Brake System. As long as the light is on you do not have ABS and to turn the light off you need to have the system repaired.
Posted on Jan 26, 2009
SOURCE: ABS Light is on
ABS is so advanced now and is linked to all sorts of other safty features of a car E.G traction control, electrionic stability programs, it could be many things. A lot of problems that occure with ABS can be traced back to the speed sensors at the wheels. But unless you albe to test the speed sensors and wires to them the your self the only option you have is to have a garage plug some sort of code reader or scanner into the diagnostic port of the car to find why the ABS light has come on.
But just remember If you choose to ignore the problem the ABS will not work with the light on. The brakes will still work as normall but no ABS to help you stop in a emergency.
Posted on Dec 27, 2008
yes it's most likely a alternator problem,usually the internal diode bridge breaks causing all lights you mentioned to come on,if this happens at a idle open the hood and remove green connector on alt.if lights go out you've found the problem
Posted on Jul 19, 2009
Have someone check the wheel speed sensors. One is probably bad and not sending data to the computer. This will shut off your ABS system and all-wheel drive, because the system can't read the speed of one of your wheels. It needs input from all 4 wheels for the systems to work.
Posted on Jan 02, 2009
First , it is necessary to check the voltage from the alternator :
14 V DC while engine on .
More than 14 V can set the electronic system on security mode :
then "TRACS" and "ABS" light on the dashboard.
Posted on Aug 16, 2009
take the car to someone who has an OBD checker, ask them to clear all the codes, when parts are changed in the vehicle , you need to do that , at times they will clear using the disconnect battery terminals, but some just want to light up your life and stay lit. If after clearing the codes, that one comes back on , you will have to have the system rebooted to accept the new transmission.
Posted on Sep 18, 2011
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