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My VX has problems!!!

Discussion in 'VT - VX Holden Commodore (1997 - 2002)' started by ls1berlina, May 17, 2006.

  1. ls1berlina

    ls1berlina "mick"

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    The following dash warning lights are on

    oil
    airbags
    engine
    abs
    trac off
    trac low

    the temp gauge isn't rising at all and the fuel gauge says the tank is full when i know it's almost empty.

    And worst of all... the power button isn't working.

    Can anyone help.
     
  2. EXCESSV

    EXCESSV New Member

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    thats a trip down to holden or a mechanic with a tech2.
     
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    minux Infidel Bear

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    This happened to me when my battery died. Jumped the car, but because battery was ****ed it left all this happening, new battery and all seemed fine.
     
  4. burn454

    burn454 Guest

    try the abs senser??
     
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    beeks Banned

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    Christ,it all sounds a bit out of control.straight down to the auto electritian for a diagnostic test.
     
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    accentstencil Well-Known Member

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    As Burn454 said, it is most likely the ABS module. Could be a bad or dirty connection or the module itself. A very common problem.
     
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    minux Infidel Bear

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    I didnt think the ABS module affected gauges such as temp etc, nor did it effect the power and trac contrl.
     
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    gazzabrizz New Member

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    abs module where is it

    have the same warning lights come up . i have just finished putting a new power window motor in and all new window switches .now engine light abs trac off and air bag comes on after about 10 minutes of driving but goes away . and then some of them come on .
    where is the abs module everyone talks about and could this be a bad earth or a contact that needs cleanig somewhere . where do i start to look . this clubsport is starting to become a bit expensive now .
     
  9. Jesterarts

    Jesterarts Your freedom ends where mine begins

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    I heard that getting you car jump started can damage the computer...
    Dunno if its related but yeah...
    Best option is heatin down to holden n gettin it checked out
     
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    definitely your abs module. mine done the same thing and the fans on the radiator come on as well even when its cold. i changed the computer (bcm,ecu,key remote) and started the car and it still came on. i finally bit the bullet and changed the abs module, all fixed now. i got mine for $80 and changed it myself, if you have ever done flared pipework before its a piece of cake!
     
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    Ripcell R8 FTW!!!

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    maybe the body control module?
     
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    will tech2 diagonis pick up abs module fault

    will the tech2 diagonis pickup if abs module is faulty and causes these warning lights to come on.
    is holden the only one that has tech2
    live brisbane
     
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    Doctor Bob Grandpa

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    the easiest way to find out if it has a faulty ABS module is
    start the car & when the lights come on, is the oil light on?
    if so unplug the big connector on the ABS & see if the oil light goes off.
    if it does it will need a new ABS module, now there have been a few people say to remove the connector & clean it will fix it, i have never seen this as a long term repair, the fault is a known electronic issue in the module & no amont of cleaning the connector will fix it permanently

    Rob
     
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    is it a easy job to replace the abs module . what should i expect a mechanic to charge in labour time to replace it.
     
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    If you open your bonnet, look on the drivers side you will see a box with some silver small pips coming from the top, its next to your cruise control. easy to change, you should be able to work it out once you see it.
     
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    had a go at unplugging big connecter on abs module . can anyone or doctorbob help me .or give me a few tips . im a little afraid of braking something .
     
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    if you look at it from the front, on the right of the plug there is a loop, that is the clip. put a flat head in the loop and slide the clip to the right. the plug will come off then.:thumbsup:
     
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    thanks for tip . guess what doctor bob . pulled plug out and oil light came off . s
     

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