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Old 16th June 2009, 02:15   #1
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Angry ABS light on after windshield film installation in elantra

I got windshield film installed today in my Hyundai Elantra CRDi,however after the installation the ABS light and tcs off light has come on,it did disappear for a while but it came back.

I called up my service advisor he says its due to water seepage below dashboard at the time of installation of the film,he has asked me to let the car parked in sun for some time and the light will disappear and if it doesnt i will have to get the car scanned to get to the problem and to get the error erased.

Any idea what might have happened?and is my service advisor correct?
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Old 16th June 2009, 02:29   #2
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Did you got it installed from the Hyundai Authorized service center itself.
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the abs and tcs controllers must be under the dash. let it dry up. if it does go away on its own or by erasing the error just do a trial run to make sure its working. testing tcs is easier.
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i tried ABS and TCS,its not working,i braked hard on a newly made empty road the car skidded like a accent and the yokohama db's smoked badly like a f1 car.

Waiting for sun.

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This is definitely due to water seepage in the dashboard. Swift diesels also have this issue -- only difference being that the ECUs burn out.
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I would suggest to let it dry in bright sunlight and reset ECU at night to erase error code. I believe problem will be resolved.
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Also if you have bright sunshine, i would suggest keeping all windows open as much as possible to allow the moist air to escape this will help. In heavy rains last week i had water come into the window winder switches of my Safari, this caused one window to go down on it's own, not much fun for the Mrs as it was her window, the next day the problem was still there, i knew there was no point taking it to TASS we just left the car in the sun with the windows down problem was gone in just 3-4 hours.
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Is there a seperate controller for abs and tcs or are they controlled through the main ECM?
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Anshuman,

Something related here. Please check

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modifi...d-sunfilm.html (CAUTION!!! Swift Owners installing Front Windshield Sunfilm)
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This sure sounds like a case of water entering the control unit. Happened to an Omni that we owned many years back after the driver literally hosed down the insides with water engine was behaving funny for a few days as water had enetered the ECU. One evening, returned to the car after it was parked in the sun the whole afternoon and the problem disappeared. So get your car baked in the sun, it should work.
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Keeping my fingers crossed i have parked my car in sun on a concrete surface,its a white car and it has film on front glass so it will take time to heat up.

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Keeping my fingers crossed i have parked my car in sun on a concrete surface,its a white car and it has film on front glass so it will take time to heat up.
Its been a few hours now...Has the baking helped?
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Thank god the lights have gone off now and all abs functions are working fine.

Thanks everybody for your replies.
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So your service advisor was indeed correct. It was a case of water seepage.
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