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#21 gaffer1986

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Posted 20 September 2015 - 08:33 AM

Poo, that would have been too easy.

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Posted 22 September 2015 - 09:47 AM

i just cut the wire going to the front left wheel, then stuck some bullet connectors on it.... covered the wire with some cable tidy. 10 mins.



#23 gaffer1986

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Posted 18 October 2015 - 08:30 PM

So got round to doing it today:

 

Be careful unplugging this, you have to pull the side thingy out, also you need to push the side thingy in for it to go back in:

 

Posted Image20151018_160704 by Richard Fanders, on Flickr

 



#24 gaffer1986

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Posted 18 October 2015 - 08:31 PM

Then undo the wire wrapping, cut the yellow wire and take some insulation material off the wires.

 

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#25 gaffer1986

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Posted 18 October 2015 - 08:32 PM

Fit bullet connectors:

 

Posted Image20151018_165020 by Richard Fanders, on Flickr

 

Test and find out that the ABS light stays off whether or not the bullet connectors are connected:

 

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Edited by gaffer1986, 18 October 2015 - 08:39 PM.


#26 gaffer1986

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Posted 18 October 2015 - 08:34 PM

Take it for a test drive and realise that it is the speedo wire you have cut. So cut the other yellow wire that is wrapped around the pink wire and add bullet connectors:

 

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Posted 18 October 2015 - 08:35 PM

Test and yay the ABS light stays on when bullet connectors are disconnected:

 

Posted Image20151018_163650 by Richard Fanders, on Flickr


Edited by gaffer1986, 18 October 2015 - 08:40 PM.


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Posted 18 October 2015 - 08:36 PM

Now put the wrapping back:

 

Posted Image20151018_165020 by Richard Fanders, on Flickr

 

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Edited by gaffer1986, 18 October 2015 - 08:37 PM.


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Posted 18 October 2015 - 08:38 PM

Add some insulation tape and leave disconnected until MOT time :)

 

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Posted 19 October 2015 - 08:13 AM

looks just like mine...   im no electician but i put some tape around the metal bit of the bullet.  i didnt know if it touched any other metal something odd might happen.



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Posted 19 October 2015 - 09:27 AM

Maybe, I doubt it has a strong enough current though. The bullet connector was already completely covered by red plastic, however some sticky tape can't do no harm :)

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Posted 19 October 2015 - 08:46 PM

did u notice much difference?



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Posted 19 October 2015 - 09:23 PM

Yeah, it was just what I was expecting though as I've run it without the abs fuse a few times.

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Posted 20 October 2015 - 07:39 PM

Much better without the ABS 

I would have been in the passenger seat of the car in front the other day on the westway after a serious braking move !!!!

Leave it off and just press the pedal !

 



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Posted 20 October 2015 - 07:51 PM

Agreed, the abs on these cars is hit and miss, sometimes it cuts in just enough when you need it and at other times it cuts in way too early just because you have gone over a slippery patch then you lose all most your braking.

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Posted 21 October 2015 - 09:16 PM

did u notice much difference?

 

Just gave it a good testing in the wet and have to say it's loads better. Still have to release the brake too far for my liking to correct a locked wheel though. Nearly have to come all the way off the brakes when it locks. Need pads that release better.



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Posted 21 October 2015 - 09:33 PM

I switched mine off and never switched it back on

Soo much better off



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Posted 21 October 2015 - 09:40 PM

Yeah I won't be turning it back on either, makes more of a difference in the wet.

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Posted 22 March 2016 - 05:41 PM

if reading correctly; we have to put up with the abs light on the dash being constantly on when in off mode yes?

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Posted 22 March 2016 - 06:00 PM

Yes that's correct




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