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Discussion in 'VT - VX Holden Commodore (1997 - 2002)' started by VIPVT, Dec 3, 2006.

  1. VIPVT

    VIPVT New Member

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    In the last couple of days when i start my car, the abs light stays on, trac off , oil and airbag lights all stay on with the warning sound ringing, also the temperature guage doesnt move off cold and the thermo stays on flat out.
    It seems to drive alright but it only started doing it in the last 2 days and it makes me think something is really wrong, sometimes it takes about 20 minutes until it stops doing it... any ideas as to what is wrong and if it is a major thing or what, thanks.
     
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    I think you asked this question a few days ago. I guess you haven't checked it out yet. Unfortunately the answer is still the same, ABS module. Take the advice WAGON MAN gave you to confirm this. It is a very common problem and the question gets asked every few days. Do search under ABS module to find out more.
     
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    Abs And Trac Lights Off

    I am currently in the process of trying to fix this problem. To start with a few years ago, after transmission repairs, intermittently the ABS and Track Off Lights would come on. Sometimes if you stopped and restarted the car, the lights would go out. It did not seem to affect the cars performance. A couple of months ago, all the lights and warning sounds lit up the dashboard. The airconditioner would not work, the temp guages had no reading. I had it at an auto electricians and after a long time, it was decided that the ABS module was the problem. This was replaced, but still the ABS and Trac off lights come on. Back on the computer scanner and this time, the verdict was 'transmission problems' - getting beyond a joke. Any suggestions??:bang:
     
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    I can only suggest you take it to Holden as they have the necessary equipment to find the problem. An auto electrician probably wouldn't have this equipment. Although, Holden don't always find the problems either.
     
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    I have the exact problem please keep in touch if you find anything and ill let you know if i find anything

    regards
     
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    I took it to the mechanic today to get some bearings changed, the warning lights were not on when i got there, he hooked it up to tech2 and there were no error codes... so he says it isn't the ABS module... I seem to think i have to bring it to him, WHILE it is doing it... would that be correct?? or should the errors show regardless.
     
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    I don't think a faulty ABS module will log a fault code. I think the only things that log fault codes have to do with fuel and engine management and transmission. I could be wrong, but there is no listing for ABS fault codes in my manual.
     
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    mate i had same problem took to numerous holden dealers . they couldnt find fault with their tech 2 .
    what you need to do is disconnect abs module plug . if those warning lights go out . thats the fault .
    i was advised this by another member to do this .i put in new abs module fine now. expect to pay between 650 -750 for new one . takes about 15mins to fit.checkout ebay might be lucky.
     
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    I used have problems with the ABS and Trac light coming on when starting the engine from cold in my VX GTS. When the engine was restarted everything was OK. Turned out to be a bad wheel speed sensor.
     
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    Hi There, I was wondering if anyone could please help me. We have a VX Acclaim & for ages now we've been having problems with the air bag. Initially the light would come on & we'd take it to the auto electrician & he'd reset it & it'd be ok for a good while. Then it just kept happening & happening. We then got the brain for the air bag replaced & it was good for a while but it came back on again. We again got the part replaced under warranty & still we're having problems. I have just spoken to my auto electrician & he said that Holden thinks maybe the actual car is causing the air bag light to come on & damaging the air bag part????? Does anyone know anything about why we're continually having problems with our air bag light? I did hear that apparently if you spray deodorant inside the car, that can set off the air bag light????? Has anyone else ever experienced the same problems? I would really appreciate if anyone could assist. My email is lehma006@optusnet.com.au if you would like to email me direct. Thankyou Serena
     
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    the problem is that the instrument cluster loses communication with the other control modules" abs, srs, ecm, bcm"
    this is caused by an intermittant fault in one of these modules.
    what you need to do is once all the lights come on the dash you should disconnect one of the other modules and see if the dash lights go out eg:
    the most common faulty module" and luckiest its the easiest to get to" is the abs module. so:
    disconnect the abs module and the srs light should go out
    note: the abs and trac light will still stay on cause the abs is not connected
    hope this helps
     
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    what is the airbag part???
    are there any dtc's setting, if so what?
    it is a bit vague ;)
     
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    "quote" from lehma06 "I did hear that apparently if you spray deodorant inside the car, that can set off the air bag light?????"
    no, definantly not
     
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    We've been having the same problem with the Air bag and Trac Off dash lights in our VT Wagon. My wife took it to Commonwealth Motors in the ACT and they said it was cause by faulty wiring that runs through the car under the seats, and happens quite often due to heavy stuff on the floor screwing up the wiring. Sounds like a design fault to me if nothing was meant to be put on the floors.
     
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    Nah my problem is fixed, it was the abs module $425 brand new with warranty.
     
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    Good to see you have it fixed and at a reasonable price.
     

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