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Old 02-25-2011, 06:53 PM
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method of piercing the insulation on the 2 lives and checked the voltage that way.
Thanks for the update (I was wondering). BTW, nobody yet, as far as I can tell, has "ever" reported that replacing the brake pressure sensor has solved the trifecta, despite many people (including me) reporting the code for it.

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got my hands on a second hand module, fitted it and problem instantly sorted.
Good for you. In general, either the larger steel wire lifts off its gold bondpad (you check with a magnetized needle) or the angle-hair-thin gold wires flop about due to some sort of defect with the snot-like goop that's supposed to prevent that from happening.

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I took the old module apart for a look.
We'd LOVE to see a picture of it!

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I dont know how you would ever repair those tiny hair like wires
I think the only "repair" so far has been to separate them from touching and applying new goop to prevent them from flopping about.

See:
- ABS control module autopsy (specific instructions necessary for a competent repair

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Is there any reason why I should have the module coded?
Funny you should ask.

I think it's clear by some accounts that you "must" code the VIN; yet, by other accounts, it's not so clear what actually happens if you don't bother.

Here is the thread for you to add your experience to:
- What happens if you don't code the VIN into a new ABS module?

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