Hymer fiat Ducati abs ecu.

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  1. Andy62

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    Hi everyone. I have a 2003 Hymer on a fiat Ducati 2.8jtd. I had a battery problem last year and used jump leads to start the van. Apparently this is a big no-no. Anyway, the abs light has been on ever since. It will fail it's MOT if I don't sort this. The trouble is I can't find the abs ecu to remove and get repaired or replaced. I had a garage do a diagnostic test and they said the ecu was receiving information but not relaying it. If there is anyone out there who can help me to locate this part I will be grateful.
    Thanks in advance.
     
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    I don't see how using jump leads would have caused the problem or why it is a no no. All you're doing is connecting another battery to the battery terminals (or actually the positive terminal and an earth point). Sorry can't help with your problem though.
     
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    I have just had the instrument display changed under warranty on my 2014 Peugeot Boxer, ABS and Fuel filter lights came on when cruise control switched on. Known fault on Ducato / Boxer vans. Garage said its because of corroded contacts, but that may be just BS on their part. The bill (which Peugeot picked up) was £627 + Vat
     
  4. Andy62

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    the technician who diagnosed the problem said a new ABS ECU was £1700. Gulp. If I could find it I'd send it off for repair. Not sure if he was trying to fool me.
     
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    Perhaps not related, I recently changed the battery on my VW Golf, a consequence was the abs light staying on.
    I Googled for some clues, all the answers pointed to a failed abs sensor.
    Garage confirmed my fears, cost was about £400 all in, apparently abs sensors had recently doubled in price (again confirmed by some Googling).

    Maybe the figures being banded around are ball park... when I hear of cars a few years old being scrapped because of failed sensors (and the cost of replacement) it doesn't surprise me...
     
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    Thanks.
     
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