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#21 jacko lah

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 08:15 PM

Daft question, but HOW do you get to the switch?


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Posted 09 July 2014 - 11:20 PM

Just as the first post says, get your head under the steering wheel column, there's a big white switch underneath the brake pedal. Turn and it comes out.

#23 danlightbulb

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Posted 06 December 2015 - 05:30 PM

My VSA light pops on occasionally as well. Does anyone have the part number for the whole sensor as if its only cheap I'd rather replace it than mess about with it?



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Posted 07 December 2015 - 12:40 AM

i would look here

 

http://www.partsbase.org/honda/

 

also holcraft honda will be able to find for you and give you a discount if you mention your a forum member on typeaccord

 

http://www.holdcrofthonda.co.uk/


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Posted 12 December 2015 - 03:55 PM

Hi,

 

Just a quick update i was having the vsa light appear intermittent every time it did happen the brake pedal was pressed and would reset when engine was reset. 

 

I removed brake switch thanks to stevearcade and soaked in vinegar overnight, removed and fitted the vsa still appeared i then removed and adjusted the contacter and re fitted.

Sorry didnt have time to post pics.

 

 

Its been 1 week no vsa Light has shown :) so for anyone with vsa light try this first.


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Posted 25 December 2015 - 01:48 PM

Had the intermittent vsa light this last couple weeks. Knocked off the cruise control too.reset ok on start up.
Couple days ago pulled brake switch and followed steves guide.
Done around 200 miles now and light never been on since. Early days but looks good.
Thanks steve. Top man ☺
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#27 darcus

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Posted 27 June 2016 - 07:32 PM

Very good writeup.

 

I would add, that two panels need to be popped in order to get to the switch if you've got big hands like mine! Very quick and easy to do though.

 

Took out the switch, disassembled it, gave it a good clean with electrical contact cleaner, reassembled it, tested it with a meter and it seemed fine. Once installed - still no joy.

 

The symptoms:

1. The \!/ VSA light is on.

2. The Multi Information Display says VSA.

3. The red (!) LED lights up - as I drive.  This is the one that's on if your handbrake is on.

4. Below that theres an orange i in a circle.

5. Whenever the brake pedal is depressed another icon comes up (circle with a wavy bit at the bottom) in orange - which says refer to brake system failure according to the manual (page 85 and 565):

6. The VSA light goes off when the car is off, comes back on after the weird icon and the damn thing keeps beeping at me.

7. This doesn't effect the cruise control - i've used it and it works fine. Even with those lights.

 

I've just ordered a new brake switch which I should get tomorrow.  All being well, that should solve the issue - but any ideas peeps?

 

Brake fluid level is fine as is the quality. It was only changed in October.

New brake pads and discs (all round) in January.

 

It's an 06 CDTI EX...

 

If my handbrake cable was stretched, would that cause this problem?  Even though it wasn't bought up on the MOT, I have noted that it is stretched.

 

Thank you peeps.

 

darcus


Edited by darcus, 27 June 2016 - 07:33 PM.


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Posted 29 June 2016 - 10:56 AM

So, as an update - 

 

Just called out the AA who said there was a code for low brake fluid.

 

We physically checked the fluid and its way above the minimum.

 

So, doing a physical inspection he found rear off side brake caliper was leaking brake fluid. Quite badly. I'm shocked that the MOT didn't pick up on that which only happened last week.

 

It got towed to a garage (he said it's not safe to drive) and they're sorting it.

 

I sincerely hope this clears the code and gets my car running as it should.

 

Looks like I can return the new brake switch I ordered too.

 

Thank you peeps

 

darcus



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Posted 29 June 2016 - 07:21 PM

As explained rear calipers are prone to seize and a result can leak fix leak and faulty calipers and your vsa lights will disappear.

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hope that helps post back and let us know so that others can benefit from the information

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saj