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Martin B
post 17th October 2016 19:39
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Hi, I am really new to this forum and I need some help and advice. I have a '96 145 cloverleaf, I absolutely love it however I am at the point of taking it down the field to either bury it or use it for our next bombfire!
What has got me to this point you may ask, well its the bl**dy abs light. I have tried every type of diagnostic program and bought every diagnostic cable on ebay and still no joy.
Can any one recommend a simple diagnostic scanner /code reader that I can simply plug in and reset the light, I also need it to reset the airbag light on my other 145 which I have parked up as I couldn't switch that bl**dy light off either!

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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post 18th October 2016 09:57
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QUOTE(Martin B @ 17th October 2016 19:39) *
Hi, I am really new to this forum and I need some help and advice. I have a '96 145 cloverleaf, I absolutely love it however I am at the point of taking it down the field to either bury it or use it for our next bombfire!
What has got me to this point you may ask, well its the bl**dy abs light. I have tried every type of diagnostic program and bought every diagnostic cable on ebay and still no joy.
Can any one recommend a simple diagnostic scanner /code reader that I can simply plug in and reset the light, I also need it to reset the airbag light on my other 145 which I have parked up as I couldn't switch that bl**dy light off either!

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks
martin



I guess you need OBD scan cable with the 3 pin adaptor

http://www.ebay.com/itm/MultiECUScan-Scan-...FoAAOxyRhBS2~AF


Then you need a Registered version of Fiat MultiECUScan.

Works fine on my 145 Q 1997

Also read this thread : http://forum.alfa145.com/index.php?showtop...8638&hl=obd

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post 18th October 2016 22:41
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QUOTE(Martin B @ 17th October 2016 20:39) *
Hi, I am really new to this forum and I need some help and advice. I have a '96 145 cloverleaf, I absolutely love it however I am at the point of taking it down the field to either bury it or use it for our next bombfire!
What has got me to this point you may ask, well its the bl**dy abs light. I have tried every type of diagnostic program and bought every diagnostic cable on ebay and still no joy.
Can any one recommend a simple diagnostic scanner /code reader that I can simply plug in and reset the light, I also need it to reset the airbag light on my other 145 which I have parked up as I couldn't switch that bl**dy light off either!

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks
martin

As you're registered on the website you have access to the technical material. Find the ABS manual and take it from there, I have MultiECU scan and the right connector but it doesnt talk to the abs ecu, its a 1996 145QV. In the manual are instructions on shorting pins in the diagnostic plug and reading off the fault code from led flashes.

If the ABS light is on, there's likely to be a fault. Same with the airbag.

I also have 2 145's! good luck.


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post 21st October 2016 10:45
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QUOTE(peter79 @ 18th October 2016 10:57) *
I guess you need OBD scan cable with the 3 pin adaptor

http://www.ebay.com/itm/MultiECUScan-Scan-...FoAAOxyRhBS2~AF
Then you need a Registered version of Fiat MultiECUScan.

Works fine on my 145 Q 1997

Also read this thread : http://forum.alfa145.com/index.php?showtop...8638&hl=obd


Yes, that setup works for me too. Just make sure you check the above article, which shows you where on the car the diagnostic connectors are located... and make sure you connect the red fly lead to a 12V supply.

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post 21st February 2017 15:38
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I have a 1996 146 Ti CF1. My ABS control unit is a Bosch 2E and there is no software available to connect to that ECU. Later 145/146's came out with Bosch 5.3, and that can easily connect with MultiECUscan.

So you might have the Bosch 2E and have the same problem as me. The way I confirmed the version was by connecting with AlfaOBD and as it tries to initiate contact the version of Bosch was displayed. Unfortunately it fails the connection.

Apparently from what I've read on the internet, there is a small protocol difference in the two versions.

I'm also in the process of eliminating all suspect items like brake line pipes and sensors but unfortunately the light still remains on my car.

You can also reset the ABS fault codes by turning ignition on and off 20 times.

http://www.squadramoravia.com/manual/alfa1...ABS_Bosch2E.pdf

http://www.alfa145.com/upload/Alfa145Manua...20ABS%205.3.PDF


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post 26th February 2017 21:47
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Hi there

On came my abs light when I installed a front and sensor to the rear brakes. When I got a replacement rear abs which has a different resistance I used the shorting pin and led dash code procedure and it work. The abs light went out.

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