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Old 06-11-2007, 02:00 AM   #11
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1. Sounds like something is wrong with the brakes. They should behave normally when you start the car. Unfortunatly you have a very complicated brake system (TEVES) but I'll let someone else explain this one since I don't know much about it.

2. ABS could be any number of things. Can you get the ABS codes read?

3. Probably an issue inside the steering column. You would probably have to tear into it to find out whats up.

4. Have you checked all the outlets? Like the windshield, floor, and dash? My '89 had lots of trouble switching between the different vents. If the air doesn't get cool it is likely you have a leak in your AC system and you have no refrigerant left, or the compressor isn't coming on.

5. Could be, but if the fuse looks good it probably is. To fix the DIC and compass the dash must come apart and the connections on the back need to be inspected and repaired. There is a guide in techinfo

6. That button just powers a secondary amp for the rear speakers. I really wouldn't bother with it if it wasn't working...especially if you get some aftermarket audio equipment in the car later on.

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Got some more info about the breaks, Im starting to understand that something'* probably is wrong. The question is, could I fix it easely myself or should I hand it in to a repair-shop?

Whats happening right now is that my break pedal is behaving like the ABS is activated when I break.. even if I go in 10km/h... When I pass 40km/h it stops and the ABS warning lights go on. If I stop the car, shut the engine down, ignition off, and start the car again, it behaves similar again until I rach 40km/h.

I can probably do some minor electrical work by myself, or change a ABS senseor (not familiar if its difficult on these modeles though).

Though I've got a feeling that perhaps its worth to let a repair-shop look at it instead.
Abs can be a bit tricky..

From that its just my high beams and compass + DIC that'* not working, and Ill probably just change the headlight/cruise control/turning stick and/or the white thingy on the steering column.

For the DIC + Compass ill consult my father who is an electrical expert

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