1999 Audi A4 ABS Light on

Tiny
YENDIARTURO
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  • 1999 AUDI A4
  • 1.8L
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
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A ABS light no go off after accidentally start to drive in reverse and the hand brake was still up
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Monday, September 22nd, 2014 AT 1:30 PM

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Tiny
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Most likely a diagnostic fault code was set due to the parking brake being applied when the car was moving. On most cars the ABS system will reset and work even though the fault code will remain in memory, when you turn the ignition switch off and back on, but VW, Audi, and BMW like to make you go back to the dealer whenever possible. You may need to find a mechanic with a scanner that can access the ABS Computer to erase the fault code. Doing that will turn the yellow warning light off and turn the ABS system back on.

From what you described, it's unlikely there is anything more serious wrong. If there is, the fault code will indicate the circuit or system that needs further diagnosis.
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Monday, September 22nd, 2014 AT 9:25 PM
Tiny
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Thank you very much for this advice. Do you consider that is
necessary to check the hand brake mechanism too? (Before scan)

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yendiarturo
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Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 AT 11:47 PM
Tiny
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Nope. Just fully release it, then restart the engine. Most warning lights will reset and the system will work again. There are a few manufacturers that are more interested in getting your money and they make you go back to the dealer to have the fault code erased. Most commonly that includes Audi, VW, BMW, and GM.
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Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 AT 2:07 AM

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