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Post by Scott560 » Thu Apr 29, 2021 11:09 am

Handbrake warning light will most likely be on from the brake fluid reservoir sensor. Unscrew the cap, check the float can slide up and down and check the security of the connectors (I seem to recall they are bullet style connectors). Obviously fluid shouldn't be too low!

Also worth checking both brake lights, I'm not sure if its 5th gens, but I think earlier cars will throw an ABS error light if both brake lights are out (but I don't believe this throws an ECU code).

ABS ECU code is new to me - it could just be grumpy because of low voltage due to the alternator perhaps. Check the voltage at rest and when running. If the alternator light is still on but your getting good high 13's voltage then possibly you have the wrong alternator installed? If the battery voltage is good otherwise though, the alternator fault or light shouldn't cause ABS light to come on - so may be its own fault separately to investigate. I might have a h22a5 abs ECU, ill see what I've got.

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Post by Scott560 » Thu Apr 29, 2021 11:11 am

Might have an ignition barrel switch also actually...
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Post by Sailor » Thu Apr 29, 2021 12:26 pm

The ABS light came on during one of our Euro trips. I can't quite remember, but think it was due to crud on the rear n/s sensor.
The 4WS system has also played up, but only as a spin-off from the ABS. The rack itself and 'brain' never gave problems that I can recall.
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Post by Drax » Thu Apr 29, 2021 1:51 pm

@Scott560 thanks again for your inputs here, most useful. ill check the brake lights, BFR sensor and alternator voltage.

Thanks for the info @Sailor, the ABS error said it was the ECU as mentioned, not a sensor so hopefully an easier fix :?
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Post by Scott560 » Sun May 02, 2021 5:45 pm

@Drax I found in the garage the ignition switch (blue multiplug , white plastic goes on the end of the barrel), and the ABS ECU from my '97 h22a5 manual. Been sitting in my garage for many years unneeded.

ABS ecu is p/n 39790-s30-e01 , dark orange multiplug (2 sections).

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Post by Drax » Sun May 02, 2021 9:46 pm

@Scott560 yes please mate, pm where i need to send the money for postage to and ill reply with my address, thanks!

funnily enough i checked the brake fluid reservoir sensor and all seemed fine, went to check the brake lights and i had no error lights on the dash :shock: so maybe either wiggling it did the trick or im not sure, seems ok now but i would defo like a spare abs ecu anyway if its not being used please, plis the ignition wire is temperamental so defo worth a swap cheers!
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Post by Drax » Wed May 05, 2021 9:32 am

started to check the wheel areas under the car the other day before it goes for an MOT, a few taps around the rear OS jacking point....
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ended up being this....most of a prelude :?
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so took the skirt off but the sill is in good nick...phew.
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might need the jacking point welded, not sure.

the front cleaned up well though
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the front drop link rubbers are pretty fubar so ive bought replacement ones, ill throw them at the MOT guy as well as the replacement downpipe & flexi as thats blowing like a porn star.
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