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    Hi, some warning lights dont work in my car (ABS,Airbag etc..) and im wondering if the seller could have disabled them using some sort of OBD. If its possible that he did, then which OBD system would any of you recommend for me to enable them again. Full details of my problems are here
     
     

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    bulbs might be a reasonable start if all the functions work correctly?
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    Well the thing is are they bulbs or LEDs, I think there LEDs. Can anyone tell me if im right!!
     
     

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    You cannot disable the lights with a scanner,diagnostic equipment. If the lights do not work then you need to get the fault codes read for the ABS and airbag system. If you've only recently bought the car then you need to be paying the sellers a visit, especially if the car has recently been MOTed.

    Also Do a binnacle test, Hold down the mileage reset button with the ignition off, turn the ignition key to position 1, Wait for TEST to appear and then release reset button, watch as the binnacle does a self test. Check if the lights appear. (guarantee they won't)
     
     

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    Thanks for that Ronnie, at least I know its not going to be as simple as changing settings on a diagnostic equipment. Ill invest in one anyway to see if I can get some fault codes.

    Lights still not working during the binnacle test :(

    Ah I found a few faults before buying the car, so I got it for a good price but he then only gave me 3 months engine and gearbox warranty.
     
     

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