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w202 abs light on

Discussion in 'Suspension, Steering & Brakes' started by hunter-haken, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. hunter-haken

    hunter-haken New Member

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    Hi all I have a 1999 w202 c250 , iv had it almost a year and the abs light has always been on how ever its cumming up for mot time so figure I really should sort it out
    My question is , is there a way I can read the fault code with out taking it in to a garage have been looking at the obd code readers and merc adapter cables but these all seem to say they read engine codes and don't mention abs faults , I know with some older cars you can rig up a test light and count the flash codes

    Basicly the abs light is perminantly on abs doesn't kick in , brake lights work , cruise control works

    Any hints or tips for finding out what's causing it or ways to reset the fault would.be greatly appreciated cheers Andy
     
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    television Always remembered RIP

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    You should be able to get some read out on STAR for that fault, as the CC works it could be a rear wheel sensor
     
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    hunter-haken New Member

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    Thanks thinking about it its always the rear off side wheel that spins abit when pulling away , isn't star the dealer dig kit ? Hoping to find away of diag'ing it that I can afford lol
    Thanks for the advice
     
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    television Always remembered RIP

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    An indie should not be very expensive, cheaper than buying even a cheap code reader
     
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    Check ovp relay fuse. Hope this helps
     
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    It might not have one,,some do most do not
     
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    An independent Merc specialist will charge around £65 to get the codes read. Some don't charge for a STAR diagnostic if they also do the work.
    You're based in Cheltenham?
     

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