ABS control module 1998 vw passat gls 1.8L turbo

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Adrian

Hacienda Heights, CA

#1 Nov 13, 2007
You all know the problems that VW has with the ABS control module. You all know the prices they ask for them, well, I have found the Holy Grail for the failing ABS electronic module that every one has problems with. As you well know they always break down and there is no VW recall for it. The options are: get a new one which is very expensive, or get one from a junk yard. The third option I looked into is to have my ABS module rebuilt. The price is phenomenal. The company was nice enough to match another price I got from the internet from a competing company that I was truly not even able to get in touch with. Bottom line, the cost of rebuilt was $149. The company covers one way shipping to their destination, once they complete the work, they call you, and you pay via Paypal $149 plus shipping back to your house. The cheapest shipping I chose to have was $20 in this case because I was in no rush to get it back and Iíll later explain why. They offer over night delivery as well, for more money of course. So my total cost was $169. Try beating that price for a fully rebuilt and functional ABS control module. Originally they wanted $169 but were willing to match the price of $149. A good try on my behalf but it was worth it. The $20 discount they gave me actually covered the shipping back to my house. And I have to state that their costumer support if awesome. The reason I was in no rush to get back the ABS module is because once I removed it from my vehicle which by the way didnít take too long, I was able to drive the car without it. So my point is, if you have the ABS module removed by a licensed mechanic no need to worry about not having a vehicle until you receive the rebuilt back. Makes sense? I believe that most people do not look into the option of having their ABS module rebuilt because it takes too long. Most mechanics (even the VW dealer) that Iíve asked about being able to drive my vehicle without the ABS module present did not have an answer as far as how safe it is to drive without it because they never encountered the situation. They told me that they always have a replacement ready when they remove the old one, therefore they couldnít recommend what I should do. Once I removed the ABS control module, I got behind the wheel and moved the car just a bit, applied the brakes just to make sure those little pistons from the pump donít move. So I was able to drive my car during the time my ABS was out to be rebuilt. I highly recommend the company that rebuilt my ABS control module and if enough interest is out there, I will release their private information since I do not know the exact rules of this forum, and because Iím new on this forum.
Bob

San Diego, CA

#2 Nov 20, 2007
Just bought a 98 Passat for my kids and the ABS is on constant while the Brake light flashes. Is that what your's did? Where can I find the module in the car?
Bob

San Diego, CA

#3 Nov 28, 2007
Thanks for the post. Can I remove the module myself or is a "Real Mechanic" required for this job?
slobodan bauk

Menlo Park, CA

#4 Feb 3, 2008
I have problem whith my vw passat 1999 1.8t 4 cyl
temporary i got at some time ABS yellow and BRAKES red light flashing .If anyone have idea what could be wrong.
Steve

Downingtown, PA

#5 Aug 1, 2008
I need to replace the abs control module in my 1999 passat. Adrian could you please give the information of the company that you dealt with
Thanks Steve
Mike

Monument, CO

#6 Aug 26, 2008
Steve - not sure about who adrian went through but here is a website that will rebuild or for a little more send you a replacement and you mail yours back.

http://www.bba-reman.com/content.aspx...
steve

United States

#7 Sep 17, 2008
How do you know if the whole module is bad or if it is simply a sensor that needs replacing?
neil

Triangle, VA

#8 Sep 19, 2008
i need this information also. as soon possible send me this information. my e-mail is nevarushthings@yahoo.com
Otto

Scarborough, ME

#9 Oct 6, 2008
Adrian wrote:
You all know the problems that VW has with the ABS control module. You all know the prices they ask for them, well, I have found the Holy Grail for the failing ABS electronic module that every one has problems with. As you well know they always break down and there is no VW recall for it. The options are: get a new one which is very expensive, or get one from a junk yard. The third option I looked into is to have my ABS module rebuilt. The price is phenomenal. The company was nice enough to match another price I got from the internet from a competing company that I was truly not even able to get in touch with. Bottom line, the cost of rebuilt was $149. The company covers one way shipping to their destination, once they complete the work, they call you, and you pay via Paypal $149 plus shipping back to your house. The cheapest shipping I chose to have was $20 in this case because I was in no rush to get it back and Iíll later explain why. They offer over night delivery as well, for more money of course. So my total cost was $169. Try beating that price for a fully rebuilt and functional ABS control module. Originally they wanted $169 but were willing to match the price of $149. A good try on my behalf but it was worth it. The $20 discount they gave me actually covered the shipping back to my house. And I have to state that their costumer support if awesome. The reason I was in no rush to get back the ABS module is because once I removed it from my vehicle which by the way didnít take too long, I was able to drive the car without it. So my point is, if you have the ABS module removed by a licensed mechanic no need to worry about not having a vehicle until you receive the rebuilt back. Makes sense? I believe that most people do not look into the option of having their ABS module rebuilt because it takes too long. Most mechanics (even the VW dealer) that Iíve asked about being able to drive my vehicle without the ABS module present did not have an answer as far as how safe it is to drive without it because they never encountered the situation. They told me that they always have a replacement ready when they remove the old one, therefore they couldnít recommend what I should do. Once I removed the ABS control module, I got behind the wheel and moved the car just a bit, applied the brakes just to make sure those little pistons from the pump donít move. So I was able to drive my car during the time my ABS was out to be rebuilt. I highly recommend the company that rebuilt my ABS control module and if enough interest is out there, I will release their private information since I do not know the exact rules of this forum, and because Iím new on this forum.
I just saw your note concerning the VW Passtat, 1.8, ABS problem. I am having the same problem now. Could you please send me the name of the company or individual from whom you bought your rebuilt ABS. Thank you for your help, Adrian
Sergio Mexico City

Mexico, Mexico

#10 Oct 7, 2008
Adrian
I hava a problem with my ABS module. The VW dealer told me that it cost $2300 a new one !!! Can you please send me the details of your rebiulter?
jake

United States

#11 Dec 3, 2008
adrian i just got my constant abs light on while the brake light blinks could u please send me the website u went to so i can get my module rebuilt my email is jakee2123@hotmail.com

Since: Dec 08

Vista, CA

#12 Dec 28, 2008
Any feedback on the service form the firm that Adrain mentioning here?

I saw the same exact post with a different name on another forum, giving the name of the store..
Jason

Nashville, TN

#13 Dec 31, 2008
I also need the name and number of the store that rebuilt the ABS module. If anyone know the part number on a 1999 passat 1.8 turbo(the turbos part number) please let me know. wjyoung44@HOTMAIL.COM Thanks
mae

Bangor, ME

#14 Jan 22, 2009
can I get the websight too?? my abs brain on my 98 passat needs to be rebuilt also.
Patty Howard

Warsaw, IN

#16 Feb 14, 2009
Hi, I need a abs control module for my 1999 vw passat, i found a place that rebuilds with a warranty shipped for only $98 on ebay. They also rebuild other abs control modules. My question is, where is the module located and can I remove and replace it myself? Any help is much appreciated. I'm a girl, but I like to do things myself. Thanks in advance, Patty
Jerry

Grimsby, Canada

#17 Mar 17, 2009
Adrian wrote:
You all know the problems that VW has with the ABS control module. You all know the prices they ask for them, well, I have found the Holy Grail for the failing ABS electronic module that every one has problems with. As you well know they always break down and there is no VW recall for it. The options are: get a new one which is very expensive, or get one from a junk yard. The third option I looked into is to have my ABS module rebuilt. The price is phenomenal. The company was nice enough to match another price I got from the internet from a competing company that I was truly not even able to get in touch with. Bottom line, the cost of rebuilt was $149. The company covers one way shipping to their destination, once they complete the work, they call you, and you pay via Paypal $149 plus shipping back to your house. The cheapest shipping I chose to have was $20 in this case because I was in no rush to get it back and Iíll later explain why. They offer over night delivery as well, for more money of course. So my total cost was $169. Try beating that price for a fully rebuilt and functional ABS control module. Originally they wanted $169 but were willing to match the price of $149. A good try on my behalf but it was worth it. The $20 discount they gave me actually covered the shipping back to my house. And I have to state that their costumer support if awesome. The reason I was in no rush to get back the ABS module is because once I removed it from my vehicle which by the way didnít take too long, I was able to drive the car without it. So my point is, if you have the ABS module removed by a licensed mechanic no need to worry about not having a vehicle until you receive the rebuilt back. Makes sense? I believe that most people do not look into the option of having their ABS module rebuilt because it takes too long. Most mechanics (even the VW dealer) that Iíve asked about being able to drive my vehicle without the ABS module present did not have an answer as far as how safe it is to drive without it because they never encountered the situation. They told me that they always have a replacement ready when they remove the old one, therefore they couldnít recommend what I should do. Once I removed the ABS control module, I got behind the wheel and moved the car just a bit, applied the brakes just to make sure those little pistons from the pump donít move. So I was able to drive my car during the time my ABS was out to be rebuilt. I highly recommend the company that rebuilt my ABS control module and if enough interest is out there, I will release their private information since I do not know the exact rules of this forum, and because Iím new on this forum.
Adrian:

Could you send me the name of the company you used to repair your ABS module. I have a 1998 Passat - same problem. I was able to remove it OK, now I need to send it to get it done.

Thanks
pmarhi

Manassas, VA

#18 Mar 18, 2009
Had the same problem with my 2000 Passat. The only way to fix this is to repair/replace your ABS module. I brought my Passat into the dealer and was told I needed a new ABS module. Cost:$890. I found a company not far from me that that will rebuild your ABS module for $139 and guarantee it for as long as you own the car: BAA Reman, Taunton MA http://www.bba-reman.com/us/index.aspx . They also will sell you a rebuilt module for $199, but you must have the module re-coded, and my local dealer would not do that for me (nice guys, huh?). And you must send them your original module. If you have your own rebuilt and re-installed, no re-coding is necessary. So I had my local mechanic remove the module (you can still drive the car), and drove down to Taunton, MA where they are located. They were kind enough to do the rebuild on the spot (only takes about 45 mins.). Had lunch nearby and came back in 45 mins and took it home with me, had it re-installed by my local mechanic and problem solved! No more beeping, no more flashing lights. Total cost to me:$214 ($139 +$75 to remove and re-install). Highly recommend BAA Man. They couldn't have been nicer or more accommodating. Even have removal instructions on their website.
Bruce

Calgary, Canada

#19 Apr 17, 2009
My 'Brides' 99'Passat has this same ABS module issue on the go. Please forward the rebuild providers email/web site if possible. I assume they are different then BAA Reman.
Shane

Sunnyvale, CA

#20 May 26, 2009
Does any 1 no if d abs pump is d same in a 00 passat diesel d same as a petrol. If any1 can let me no it b great thanks
Janet

Los Alamos, NM

#21 Jul 12, 2009
I really wanna buy this 1998 passat but the turbo is out. Can anyone send me info on how to and how much to fix it..... Thanks!!!
jr_nt2003@yahoo.com

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