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Hi all, problem as described in the subject - on turning the ignition the ABS, then VSA, then Tyre Deflation sensors all come on and remain on. The car has just had Eibach springs fitted and FRS done but normally the car is supposed to recognise the wheels are on very quickly.

Tried resetting the electrics with no joy, left it for 30 minutes in idle no joy, drove it for 90 minutes and still no joy... will take it to Hondo on Monday if it still hasn't sorted itself but I wanted to know if anyone else has had this problem or has any ideas what could cause it.

Doing a search now as well...
 

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I hope your sensors get sorted soon, great meeting you again today. I loved your HKS intake.
 

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There is another thread somewhere to reset the tyre deflation system once triggered.
Is that what you tried ??

Anyway yes... there is one magneto sensor in every wheel that pokes through the back of the hub and sits above a gear (part of the hub).
If the plugs have been pulled.. you may need that reset procedure.
 

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There is another thread somewhere to reset the tyre deflation system once triggered.
Is that what you tried ??
Yeah the computer simply won't allow me to enter the reset procedure. Pressing select with it selected simply does nothing.

Any suggestions on the magneto reset procedure? :)
 

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Yeah that doesn't work, as once into the sub menu I can't "select" into the Tyre Deflation part of it.
 

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It can be linked to the recent change of springs and frs, so would probably be made to pay?
 

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The only other thing you can do then is get the wheels and disks off.
Disconnect the battery.
Pull the plugs on the ABS sensors and clean all the crap off with a nylon brush.
Make sure the plugs are fully home when you estore everything.
It could be a loose connection....which might already be fixed... but you might need OBDII to reset.
I can do the reset for you if you like ;)
Im 20-30 mins from TDI south.... Romford.
 

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Got a Lings diagram handy? ;)

What you're suggesting sounds sensible and also doable as I would rather not go to Honda because I think they will want cash in return for looking at it.

Romford is unfortunately the other way away from me! And I had a long old drive for TDI as well!

Edit: I'm looking at the photo on Costel's How To Change springs thread.
 

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Got a Lings diagram handy? ;)

What you're suggesting sounds sensible and also doable as I would rather not go to Honda because I think they will want cash in return for looking at it.

Romford is unfortunately the other way away from me! And I had a long old drive for TDI as well!

Edit: I'm looking at the photo on Costel's How To Change springs thread.
Honda have never charged me for looking at my car when I was trying to claim on warranty. Even if I got the old chestnut that it was wear and tear etc, I never got charged for the inspections on picking the car up.
 

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The problem here is that I have fitted non-OEM springs and will be asking them to investigate something which is a result of having done that.

I'm going to try to check the ABS sensor is all plugged in correctly first before taking it to them.
 

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Got a Lings diagram handy? ;)

What you're suggesting sounds sensible and also doable as I would rather not go to Honda because I think they will want cash in return for looking at it.

Romford is unfortunately the other way away from me! And I had a long old drive for TDI as well!

Edit: I'm looking at the photo on Costel's How To Change springs thread.
2008 HONDA CIVIC 2.0 TYPE R REAR BRAKE - Honda Original Parts from Lings Honda v1.01
If you look at item one you'll see the gear teeth on the back of the hub.
As the teeth pass the sensor it alternates the current.

2008 HONDA CIVIC 2.0 TYPE R REAR LOWER ARM - Honda Original Parts from Lings Honda v1.01
Item 9/10 is the cable that plugs in from the back on the back wheel with a bolt to hold it... jus follow the wire to the connector.

2008 HONDA CIVIC 2.0 TYPE R FRONT KNUCKLE - Honda Original Parts from Lings Honda v1.01
The front sensor looks like it plugs in at the 1:30 o'clock position of knuckle item 5/6... held in by 1 bolt again.

Should be the only wiring from the wheel and easy to find.
Just unbolt and slide out carefully.
I'd still recommend cleaning the gear teeth by getting the disks off.
Might have a blob of grease or something.
 

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They were out of solutions and the computer wouldn't talk to the OBDI machine to tell them the fault in detail. They recommended I pop to a dealer to get the error and let them know what has happened. It was also late in the day, the wife needed picking up and taking home from Bluewater and we were having guests around so I couldn't really hang on much later than it already was given how long it would take me to get home.

Never one to shy away from trying to work out exactly what is going on though I thought I would ask the good folks of Civinfo, knowing someone would have suggestions worth trying before going to the dealers with my tail between my legs.

I'll give this a try tomorrow if I get time from work, I'm also going to be checking the fuses and using this method (http://www.civinfo.com/forum/how/7044-read-clear-diagnostic-error-codes-no-special-tools.html) to see if there are any detailed error codes that may offer an insight.
 

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mmmmmmmm........ it really is nice to have a stock car without any problems or any of these modification stresses:p
That's funny because there are a fair number of stock cars on this site that have problems...

And to my knowledge I am the first (out of many) to have this done and this fault occur. :roll: Typical though.
 

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mmmmmmmm........ it really is nice to have a stock car without any problems or any of these modification stresses:p
Both my Civic's were stock, had nothing but trouble. Don't be ignorant.
 

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They were out of solutions and the computer wouldn't talk to the OBDI machine to tell them the fault in detail. They recommended I pop to a dealer to get the error and let them know what has happened. It was also late in the day, the wife needed picking up and taking home from Bluewater and we were having guests around so I couldn't really hang on much later than it already was given how long it would take me to get home.

Never one to shy away from trying to work out exactly what is going on though I thought I would ask the good folks of Civinfo, knowing someone would have suggestions worth trying before going to the dealers with my tail between my legs.

I'll give this a try tomorrow if I get time from work, I'm also going to be checking the fuses and using this method (http://www.civinfo.com/forum/how/7044-read-clear-diagnostic-error-codes-no-special-tools.html) to see if there are any detailed error codes that may offer an insight.
Its my understanding that all vehicles from 2003 must support EOBD or european onboard diagnostics.
I can talk EOBD with my equipment.... so I am surprised :(
 
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