Vectra B Dashboard warning lights

Discussion in 'Vectra' started by Mark Dootson, Jul 3, 2005.

  1. Mark Dootson

    Mark Dootson Guest

    Hi
    My 95 Vectra B 1.8GLS has just passed it's MOT but I have a couple of
    warning lights on the dash that have appeared over the past few months.

    1, My ABS warning light comes on after driving half a mile, .
    2, My engine management light (engine icon with lightning) comes on when
    engine started and stays on until key removed.
    I have been told by my garage that the ABS is functional and the engine is
    fine (possible displaced or corroded sensors)

    Does anyone know how to disable these warning lights other that taking the
    dash apart and removing the bulbs, e.g. which wires to cut and where.

    My car runs fine for it's age and I intend to run it for as long as
    practical then scrap it, so the fact that the lights will be disabled does
    not bother me.

    Many thanks in advance


    Mark
     
    Mark Dootson, Jul 3, 2005
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  2. Mark Dootson

    mikeFNB Guest

    can't be much of garage then.
    pull the codes
    you can do it yourself with a paperclip or goto someone with a tech2 reader
    or alike,
    that will tell u exactly what is at fault
    either should be simple to cure.

    I doubt the ABS is "alright" unless it is a wiring fault etc
    have you checked the little plugs inline with each
    sometimes either these or the sensors themselves get a film of road crudd on
    them at that causes weak signal so thus the light comes on.

    if you wisha link to the codes/paperclip trick i can supply

    mike


    "Mark Dootson" <newsgroup @ stewarton.org> wrote in message
    news:42c85ed1$0$2043$...
    > Hi
    > My 95 Vectra B 1.8GLS has just passed it's MOT but I have a couple of
    > warning lights on the dash that have appeared over the past few months.
    >
    > 1, My ABS warning light comes on after driving half a mile, .
    > 2, My engine management light (engine icon with lightning) comes on when
    > engine started and stays on until key removed.
    > I have been told by my garage that the ABS is functional and the engine is
    > fine (possible displaced or corroded sensors)
    >
    > Does anyone know how to disable these warning lights other that taking the
    > dash apart and removing the bulbs, e.g. which wires to cut and where.
    >
    > My car runs fine for it's age and I intend to run it for as long as
    > practical then scrap it, so the fact that the lights will be disabled does
    > not bother me.
    >
    > Many thanks in advance
    >
    >
    > Mark
    >
     
    mikeFNB, Jul 3, 2005
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  3. Mark Dootson

    Hayley Guest

    I reset my ECU by just unplgging it for about 30 mins then plugging it back
    in the faults
    were cleared!!!! sofar!!!!!!! if they come back then I will investigate
    them.
    "mikeFNB" <> wrote in message
    news:kFZxe.2736$...
    > can't be much of garage then.
    > pull the codes
    > you can do it yourself with a paperclip or goto someone with a tech2
    > reader or alike,
    > that will tell u exactly what is at fault
    > either should be simple to cure.
    >
    > I doubt the ABS is "alright" unless it is a wiring fault etc
    > have you checked the little plugs inline with each
    > sometimes either these or the sensors themselves get a film of road crudd
    > on them at that causes weak signal so thus the light comes on.
    >
    > if you wisha link to the codes/paperclip trick i can supply
    >
    > mike
    >
    >
    > "Mark Dootson" <newsgroup @ stewarton.org> wrote in message
    > news:42c85ed1$0$2043$...
    >> Hi
    >> My 95 Vectra B 1.8GLS has just passed it's MOT but I have a couple of
    >> warning lights on the dash that have appeared over the past few months.
    >>
    >> 1, My ABS warning light comes on after driving half a mile, .
    >> 2, My engine management light (engine icon with lightning) comes on when
    >> engine started and stays on until key removed.
    >> I have been told by my garage that the ABS is functional and the engine
    >> is fine (possible displaced or corroded sensors)
    >>
    >> Does anyone know how to disable these warning lights other that taking
    >> the dash apart and removing the bulbs, e.g. which wires to cut and where.
    >>
    >> My car runs fine for it's age and I intend to run it for as long as
    >> practical then scrap it, so the fact that the lights will be disabled
    >> does not bother me.
    >>
    >> Many thanks in advance
    >>
    >>
    >> Mark
    >>

    >
    >
     
    Hayley, Jul 22, 2005
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