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Protecting your ABS Unit from water ingress and corrosion of connection block
2 mins to save yourself the posibility of a BIG bill...
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09-04-2009
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Protecting your ABS Unit from water ingress and corrosion of connection block

First for general safety disconnect the battery and leave 10 mins....

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now get hold of a suitable dewetting and anti corrosion spray or contact cleaner and lubricant....

Surprise surprise i opted for Bilt Hambers Ferrosol (which imo is far better than WD-40 and the like)

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anyhow

Locate the ABS control module on the upper right of the engine bay between the battery and the fire wall/bulkhead

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next Locate the release tab on the connector (on the right) slowly pull this tab up all the way till it goes back on itself This lifts the Plug off square and reduces the risk of bending any pins....
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now with it off check for any water if present wick away using a paper towel....

give a light spray to the pins (Don't flood the connection just a mist is all that is needed)

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and repeat for the plug itself


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Next dab the areas dry to remove any excess de-wetting fluid

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now to refit the plug (first check the orange seal is sat properly)

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Ensure the plugs release lever is folded right back (so it's laid flat against the cable end of the plug

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line up and push down slightly then bring the lever over the top till it snaps back down on the right ensure all the hooks are located on the locking pins then reconnect the battery


Sound complicated? watch this....



Then start the car reset the clock and pray the ABS light doesn't come on
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Re: Protecting your ABS Unit from water ingress and corrosion of connection block

Good guide mate, is this corrosion issue likely to happen? Know of anyone that's had problems?
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Good guide mate, is this corrosion issue likely to happen? Know of anyone that's had problems?
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Re: Protecting your ABS Unit from water ingress and corrosion of connection block

like the vid!
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Re: Protecting your ABS Unit from water ingress and corrosion of connection block

Great guide and it really does only take 2 min. Worth it for the peace of mind.
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Re: Protecting your ABS Unit from water ingress and corrosion of connection block

Thx for the post and the video. My 1.3 multijet (90) wiring that leads from the battery to the abs unit is always wet when it rains. Does anyone know where the water is leaking from to get onto the wiring in the first place, thinking it maybe from the passenger side windscreen drain?

Anyone with the same problem or some clues? Thx
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