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In Topic: Parking Sensor Module Location

03 October 2015 - 03:32 AM

The module location and description is as described in post #4.


Apart from the sensors themselves, you need to inspect the connectors and wiring to them very carefully, as it's a known issue especially with the rear sensors. Remember that just a single fault renders the entire system unusable.

In Topic: S-max 1.8 Tdci Starting Problem

03 October 2015 - 03:24 AM

As most of the DTCs are PCM related, I suggest checking the wiring to the module, including grounding points.


Multiple DTCs almost always relate to an electrical supply or grounding issue.

In Topic: 2008 2.0 Tdci Titanium Abs & Esp Lights On.

03 October 2015 - 03:18 AM

In the absence of any DTC information, which may help pinpoint an issue, I'd first check each wheel speed sensor and wiring carefully.


The sensors are secured in place inboard of each hub with a single bolt, and require wheel removal for access. These sensors are fragile and aren't exactly cheap, so be gentle!

In Topic: Gps Fin On Roof Been Spray Painted Now Sat Nav Not Working

28 September 2015 - 03:32 AM

GPS signals are weak.

While paint may attenuate signal reception to a certain extent, especially metallic paint, there shouldn't be significant loss in reception unless the paint had been put on too thick, or multi-coated. Many OE shark fins are colour matched with no issues. I spraypainted mine on my own with OE touch-up spraypaint - again, no issue.

As illogical as it may seem, I'd first do a battery reset - it's a procedure known to reset quite a few unexplained electrical glitches, but do it only if you have your HU code available.

Moving on, what you might be able to do is remove the sharkfin and turn it upside-down or to its side, reconnect the FAKRA if there is sufficient slack in the cable and see if there is any improvement. If there is, then the paint could possibly be the culprit.

If you have a spare generic GPS antenna, try connecting it up temporarily to the FAKRA to see if there is improvement - if not, you may have to investigate upstream of the FAKRA.

In Topic: Gps Fin On Roof Been Spray Painted Now Sat Nav Not Working

20 September 2015 - 01:33 PM

It's possible, but I doubt it's due to the paint.
It's more likely they had ether forgotten to plug the Fakra connector back or hadn't hooked it up properly.