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I have a 1999 VW passat wagon that have the abs, brake and check

I have a 1999 VW passat wagon that have the abs, brake warning and check engine lights that won't go out. I replaced the brakes that were bad and tried to reset the codes but it won't reset or read the codes. Also the rear wiper does not shut off and my electric windows on the passenger side and back driver side will not work. I checked all the fuses and none were blown but now of course the radio is locked and I have no code.

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  • joker0179 Mar 05, 2009

    the abs/brake light is a short in the electrical panel. I have been told the electric in VWs is always the first to go. My mechanic said it would be about $1200 to fix, but I opted not to and the car still passes inspection if you can deal with the annoyance.

  • Anonymous Mar 10, 2009

    in the vw passat 1.8 turbo the abc light and brake

  • tophawk_68 Jan 10, 2010

    I changed the comfort module with one from the junk yard and it fixed the problem for a few days. The wiring was messed up also so the wires can lock in plug to the module correctly. I went to start it the other day and it now has the same problem. The abs light was fixed by the ABS module rebuild by the way, so that problem is gone. I was glad to here you csan drive car without the module being (electric part) being installed and it was easy to remove and send off for repair. Do you think the used corfort module is shot once again or something else now is bad? Hate to spend the $300 for a new one and find out it wasn't that this time. I can't believe VW dealer wants about $300 for splice wires and plugs to rebuild the bad plug. Wish I could find one in a junk yard.

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U know why ur abs is on because ur abs module is gone u need to replace it or send it off to be rebuilt unplug it all the lights should go off except the abs and break lights if this happens its bad need replacing should cost no more then 300 bucks

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    Ernest Parker Dec 13, 2011

    oh yeah and the windows and wipers yeah the wires could be bad under the seat but usually the computer goes bad under there passenger side under the carpet in front the seat

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About your comfort module it's 80% what bigben3600 wrote. About ABS we need code number and description as well. Changing pads isn't solution for ABS lght. Tell us also if there was something maintaining like joints or wheel bearings.

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You might want to look at the wireing under the floor mat on the driver side. there is a well that water collects in and eats throught the wires. i had this happen to me and found 6 or 7 wires that rotted tru. i fixed the wirs and then used rtv(silacon calk) to cote all the wires to protect them frome more water damage. hope this helps.

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