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A handful of issues and I don't know where to begin

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Hi,

 

I need some serious direction here please as I don't know where to begin

 

I'm going to try and keep this simple and I hope I'm not rambling on.

 

Ok, so my mechanic tells me that my engine management light doesn't work, so I do some searching on the net which I'm led to believe that some models don't show it on ignition.

 

I recently bought a donor car, took out that instrument cluster to do some testing, and compare what I saw on both of them.

 With both clusters on ignition I noted the following not illuminating up on my original cluster:

 

- Parking Brake "( ! )" Warning Light
- ABS Warning Light
- Air Bag Warning Light
- Traction Control Warning Light

 

On the Instrument Cluster Test I've noted the following:

 

- Engine management light comes on both clusters whilst on test 
- Parking brake "( ! )" warning light flashes red&amber on the donor cluster whilst on test

 

So I kept the donor cluster in the car so I can see which warning light I get whilst driving around town. Now I do have a DSC issue as I have to turn it off as car goes into limp mode, and that highlights on the cluster.

 

Here is what's confusing me, I have diagnostic software and from the readings I do have a faulty o2 sensor pre cat, Wouldn't this show the EML on the cluster?

 

I also have the ABS warning light on the cluster too and diagnostic shows as wheel speed sensor.

 

I really don't know where to begin tackling all of this so any help or guidance will be greatly appreciated, I got my piggy bank at the ready 

 

NB: the pictures of both clusters are at ignition, the original from my car is the one without the silver rings.

 

Thanks

 

Kalp

 

 

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What lights actually remain illuminated when the engine is running?

A faulty 02 sensor may not throw an EML. It will if it upsets the fuel injection performance. But if, for example a sensor heater fault is detected but the sensor is still functioning then it will be logged as a fault code but not trigger the EML because the engine will still run ok.

If you have a wheel speed sensor fault its probably 50:50 between a wheel speed sensor and a faulty ABS module - there's plenty info on here about that.

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58 minutes ago, MJM said:

What lights actually remain illuminated when the engine is running?

A faulty 02 sensor may not throw an EML. It will if it upsets the fuel injection performance. But if, for example a sensor heater fault is detected but the sensor is still functioning then it will be logged as a fault code but not trigger the EML because the engine will still run ok.

If you have a wheel speed sensor fault its probably 50:50 between a wheel speed sensor and a faulty ABS module - there's plenty info on here about that.

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Hi,

 

the DSC light as I have to turn it off to drive anywhere, and the ABS light are illuminated whilst running

 

kalp

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If you are very lucky the ABS and DSC  lights will indicate a fault on one of the wheel sensors ( a cheap fix) but in my experience it will more likely derive from a fault in the ABS module (an expensive fix).

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have you had/done any work to the steering ? the steering angle sensor if out of sinc will cause abs and dsc to light  can be re calabrated /reset  with software (long story) but i had to do this after reto fitting electric column

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2 minutes ago, supertramp101 said:

have you had/done any work to the steering ? the steering angle sensor if out of sinc will cause abs and dsc to light  can be re calabrated /reset  with software (long story) but i had to do this after reto fitting electric column

 

I've had a set of push & pull hand controls fitted when I bought the car, the DSC issue came several months after those were fitted.

 

I wouldn't have been aware of the ABS light (and the DSC) coming on, as I only recently tried the other cluster to compare against each other.

 

 

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11 hours ago, e39liam said:

Really sorry for chirping in on this subject feel free to put me in my place, but are those silver dash rings for sale?

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I'm gonna be keeping these clocks I'm afraid 

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