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Astra J 2010 fault codes (brake control module?)

Discussion in 'Car Repairs / Maintenance' started by Lilam2012, 16 Nov 2018.

  1. Lilam2012

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    Hi guys just to start off im not really good with cars so just looking for some advice or if someone has had a similar problem i have had an intermitent fault on my astra j 2010 1.6 se the traction control light comes on along with the abs it makes no difference to how the car drives but i have had the codes read and this is what has come up upload_2018-11-16_10-44-31.jpeg upload_2018-11-16_10-44-31.jpeg
     
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    I'm afraid Vauxhall know all about this one.....my guess is that its a brake pressure sensor failure which on the later cars is built into the ABS / traction control module.
    Does your car have an ESP switch, which is illuminated? If I'm right, pressing the switch makes no difference.
    Its likely your unit can be rebuilt by specialists such as BBA Reman, ECUtesting.com and others, and the price of a new Vauxhall part will cause you to faint!
    John :)
     
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    You are absolutely right the traction control is illuminated but wont do anything when i press it, how much am i talking do you have a rough idea
     
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    I think the rebuilt unit is around the £200 mark, but fitting isn't the easiest job in the world due to access, never mind the bleeding afterwards :eek:
    I haven't replaced one but a friend has - no particular issues but when it came to bleeding the ABS pump we had to pressure bleed from the master cylinder and vacuum bleed from the front brake calipers....we got there in the end!
    It could be a good move to contact the people mentioned above, just to see what they say. Another reputable firm is Sinspeed, but I haven't personally used them - but they have an excellent customer service provision.
    John :)
     
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    Oh god no ive only had it since november last year and so far ive spent nearly £800 on it its only done 33k miles too il contact those guys you mentioned, also will i be making it worse by still driving it...
     
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    Always best not to take my advice as gospel, so do contact the firms for a reassurance! At least see if they can give you any tips to back mine up.
    I dont think any harm will come when driving the car but of course it will be an MOT failure when the time comes.
    Sorry to hear about your misfortune here but its quite a common failure, Im afraid.
    John :)
     
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