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ANDYTOWNY

Member Since 29 Nov 2008
Offline Last Active Dec 08 2008 01:25 AM
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In Topic: 55 Reg Fiesta 1.25 ABS warning light intermittent

01 December 2008 - 10:19 PM

I drove the car around on occasion to try and replicate the problems, typically all was fine.

My wife got in the car today and almost instantaneously the problems started.

Speedometer does not work.
Mileometer does not work ------- Displayed
ABS light on and ABS does not work.
Handbrake light on ??????
Engine management light on but was not straight away.
The car drives perfectly normal

Nothing adds up.....where has the handbrake light come from and the engine management? If it was the ABS system, would these come on?

Are ABS and Engine management on separate systems or could one trigger another.

If it was the cluster, why would the ABS not work?

Can anyone shed some light and help ascertain where I should look next.

Cannot find any evidence of anything broken corroded without stripping stuff out now.

Vehicle Speed Sensor or Wheel Sensor???????(Hand Brake light I think might be the key here)

In Topic: 55 Reg Fiesta 1.25 ABS warning light intermittent

29 November 2008 - 11:01 PM

Thanks for the replies guys, your input is appreciated. I will start with the basics as you suggest starting with the wheels and brakes. I think I will also get a Haynes manual so I can locate the ABS components and inspect them and trace the wiring where possible.

It is annoying where symptoms are not necessarily caused by the system throwing up the problem.

Thx again for your replies, I will start this project tomorrow and keep you up to date should I come across anything.