This is an awesome site !

SledDawg2

Veteran Member
Joined
Feb 5, 2012
Location
Waterville, Me 04901
TDI
2002 Jetta TDI
There are not many web sites that offer the amount helpful diagnostic tips and instruction as this place.
The past few days I had a pesky fault code with my ABS pump.
I dreaded even contemplating the idea of addressing a "used" ABS unit versus the expense of a rebuilt assembly from a dealership.
I hunted through pages of old threads concerning my specific DTC.
One particular thread caught my attention.
NOTE: DISCONNECT YOUR BATTERY PRIOR TO PERFORMING ANY ELECTRICAL REPAIR.

I pulled the two (2) fuses on top of the battery (S179 & S178). They tested OK with my meter just as mentioned in the forum thread. However,also as mentioned in the thread, the terminals of the fuses were oxidized white. I use some emery cloth to clean the fuse terminals and some electrical contact cleaner to flush the fuse receptacles.
I used my little hobby air compressor to blow out any excess liquid cleaner from the fuse holders and reinstalled the two fuses.
Today... no more ABS fault codes !~ :D
 

BobnOH

not-a-mechanic
Joined
May 29, 2004
Location
central Ohio
TDI
New Beetle 2003 manual
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NOTE: DISCONNECT YOUR BATTERY PRIOR TO PERFORMING ANY ELECTRICAL REPAIR. :D
Do this for any repair. Most folks don't.
I'm the kind of clumsy oaf, shouldn't be working on machinery type that will manage to ground my spanner on any exposed B+ in the area.
Just remove the ground terminal and shove it over by the fender.
 
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