Peugeot 206 Service Light Reset

As i did this today after servicing a Peugeot 206 gti 180 here is another how to:

With the key in the Ignition in the off position Press and hold the trip meter button,Continue pressing the button.

Turn the key to accessory position (where the instruments lights come on but before the engine starts).

Continue to keep the button pressed in for 10 seconds or until display indicates 0.

Release button, turn key to Off position.

Start car and the spanner symbol will be extinguished.



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Please note this procedure should only be used after you car has been serviced and would qeustion any company who is unable to reset the

service/oil light either using diagnostic equipment or using this method after they have have serviced a vehicIe.




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Causes Of ABS Warning Light

mobile car servicing sittingbourneThe typical ABS consists of an Electronic Control Unit (ECU), four wheel speed sensors and hydraulic valves within the brake hydraulics system.

The ECU constantly monitors the road speed of each wheel; if it detects a wheel rotating significantly slower than the others, it actuates the valves to reduce hydraulic pressure to the brake at the affected wheel,this results in reducing the braking force on that wheel.The wheel then turns faster. Conversely, if the ECU detects a wheel turning significantly faster than the others, brake hydraulic pressure to the wheel is increased so the braking force is reapplied, slowing down the wheel. This process is repeated continuously and can be detected by the driver via brake pedal pulsation. Some anti-lock system can apply or release braking pressure 16 times per second.This is the electro mechanical version of cadance braking.

If a fault develops in any part of the ABS, a warning light will usually be illuminated on the vehicle instrument panel, and the ABS will be disabled until the fault is repaired and the system reset.Faults generally tend to be sensor related, either the wheel sensor itself or a build up of corrosion on or around the hub or abs ring.

Using specific diagnostic equipment allows rps mobile car mechanic to quickly identify the problem by reading the ecu, repair and clear the fault codes which will switch off the abs warning light and reinstate the system to full functionality.

Many modern cars also have traction controll, electronic stability ecu’s which depend on the ABS functioning correctly.

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Airbag Problems

 An airbag is a vehicle safety device. It is an occupant restraint consisting of a flexible envelope designed to inflate rapidly during an automobile collision, to prevent occupants from striking interior objects such as the steering wheel or a window. Modern vehicles may contain multiple airbags in various side and frontal locations of the passenger seating positions, and sensors may deploy one or more airbags in an impact zone at variable rates based on the type and severity of impact; the airbag is designed to only inflate in moderate to severe frontal crashes. Airbags are normally designed with the intention of supplementing the protection of an occupant who is correctly restrained with a seatbelt. Most designs are inflated through pyrotechnic means and can only be operated once.
The first commercial designs were introduced in passenger automobiles during the 1970s with limited success. Broad commercial adoption of airbags occurred in many markets during the late 1980s and early 1990s with two airbags for the front occupants, and many modern vehicles now include four or more units.

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The ECU is an Electronic Control Unit which contains the hardware and software to pick up decode and act upon information gathered from various sensor fitted to the vehicle, this happens in real time.
Electronic engine management decodes inputs from other sensors and act upon them by adjusting systems such as fuel management air flow valve timing and turbo wastegate.
The ECU’s are also used for communication with  traction control systems, transmission, driver displays and many other systems.

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