- Jan 29, 2014
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MK60EC1 ABS modules use a complex soft coding structure that varies from vehicle to vehicle. Additionally, they use encrypted digits of the VIN number in the coding string which is why the coding string from another vehicle would be rejected. We strongly suggest everyone run an Auto-Scan BEFORE information is lost.
- VCDS automatically saves Auto-Scans. If an Auto-Scan was performed prior to the soft coding being lost, you can retrieve that information. Details here.
- If there is no past Auto-Scan that captured the soft coding information, you will need to post an Auto-Scan from the vehicle in the Car Repair Support section. Details here.
If you are posting for assistance building lost coding from scratch please be aware the VIN number is located in the 01-Engine and the 17-Instrument cluster/25-Immo module. For that reason anyone asking for assistance should verify the diagnostic VIN in their Auto-Scan matches:
- The actual VIN to the car in question.
- The VIN numbers shown in the [Advanced ID-1A] function of VCDS while connected to Addresses 01, 17 and 25.
- Clicking [Save] while connected to each of those modules will allow you to post the resulting text file the forum post.
- If any VIN discrepancies are found, or the coding was lost due to replacement modules that do NOT contain the proper VIN number, make sure to include a photo of the PR-Code label located in the trunk.
Including the part number of the original ABS control module is strongly recommended as well. If the original module did not communicate via diagnostics, the part numbers located on the original parts should be included.
We get asked about installing used ABS module. For the 2009 and 2010 year models, DON'T! Early MK60EC1 modules fail a lot and we have seen many cases of the used module failing soon after being installed, or just outright worse than what it was replacing.
If you go with a used module... make sure the part numbers match 100%... and accept your fate when the used module is no good.
Common DTCs that can be found with the MK60EC1 ABS module:
- 00003 - Control Module: No or Incorrect Basic Setting / Adaptation
- 01486 - System Function Test Activated
- 01325 - Control Module for Tire Pressure Monitoring (J502): No Signal/Communication
- If tyres are to factory design, should resolve itself with a test drive.