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Guys help please car battery flat took off to charge then reconnected started car abs and engine light on took to local garage (mot due) engine fault code would come up on the diagnostic reader only abs fault read changed discs pads and abs sensors both sides drove car 3 miles abs light and engine light still on every thing else is working on the car any ideas please as I'm losing patience and money 

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Sorry can’t help but I’m interested in any answers as mine is the exact same.abs and engine management light on

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Did the garage manage to read and clear the codes? If so, what was the fault code for the ABS?

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Have the codes been read from the car? ABS is a system, not a code.  Without diagnostic codes you will be wasting money throwing parts at the vehicle. 

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Thanks the garage can't get the data from the car but with the abs light on I thought to do a gamble on new discs which it needed and new pads plus abs sensors still to no avail its now booked in on the 8th at a different garage fingers crossed 

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Hi,

The ABS light came on in my Alphard a few weeks ago when towing our caravan down to Cornwall. The only thing I can remember was having to do some very heavy braking when some idiot didn't give way on a roundabout.I parked up a little while later for a break and when starting up the light went out. Returning home[having left the caravan], I once again was forced to brake very heavily and the light came on again.We stopped for a break and on starting the light went out and has been fine since.All the front pads were renewed 18 months ago. The only thing I think may have happened is the the heavy braking loosened some"crud" which masked the sensor?? been fine since.

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You need diagnostics that are capable of reading JOBD, or Techstream and a minivci cable. Most garages aren't going to have the equipment to read any codes on a Japanese market only vehicle sadly. 

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22 hours ago, Marky mark said:

Thanks the garage can't get the data from the car but with the abs light on I thought to do a gamble on new discs which it needed and new pads plus abs sensors still to no avail its now booked in on the 8th at a different garage fingers crossed 

A scanner with  the JOBD protcol needs to be used to read the codes and/or clear them, you can get a scanner off ebay or amazon, Ancell are good ones

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On 5/2/2024 at 5:37 PM, smurf said:

You need diagnostics that are capable of reading JOBD, or Techstream and a minivci cable. Most garages aren't going to have the equipment to read any codes on a Japanese market only vehicle sadly. 

 

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Hi, I wonder if it is worth buying a reader as an Alphard owner, just in case? How does one attach it to the vehicle?  Sorry I'm displaying complete ignorance here but grateful for the advice.

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