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Q: Locating a second hand ABS module for an Audi S4 ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   2 Comments )
Subject: Locating a second hand ABS module for an Audi S4
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: redcap2004-ga
List Price: $100.00
Posted: 13 May 2004 06:33 PDT
Expires: 12 Jun 2004 06:33 PDT
Question ID: 345726
Where can I find a second hand electronic ABS module for an 1998 Audi S4
(prefferably in Switzerland or Europe)?
I have an S4 with a broken ABS module that needs replacing.  I dont
want to buy a new one because they are expensive.  I've looked on
e-bay and done Google searches but had no luck.  I've called a couple
of parts shops but also no luck.  
So I am willing to pay someone who can located the exact spare part that I need.

Request for Question Clarification by nancylynn-ga on 17 May 2004 09:02 PDT

I've located a dealer in the U.S. who likely has the module in stock.
(All '98 S4s and parts were manufactured in Europe, btw, so you will
be getting a European-manufactured part.)

What this dealer needs is the number on the unit. It should be stamped
right into the aluminum -- you don't have to unscrew anything, just
wipe it off so you can see the entire part number. It should start
with 8EO or 8DO and 61411 with a letter at the end.

Please post that entire number here by using the "Request For
Clarification" feature.

As soon as I have it, I'll call this dealer back to verify he has the
correct module. He said the price should range from $350 -- $450.

Also, do you want only used module; if they have new ones in stock for
a reasonable price, would you be interested in that?


Clarification of Question by redcap2004-ga on 18 May 2004 07:38 PDT
I dont actually know where the unit is located or what it looks like
exactly, so its going to be hard to find that number.  Is it possible
to find out the type or unit number from the VID instead?

My garage will be replacing the unit if I can get my hands on a second
hand one.  If you definitely need the ABS unit number I can probably
get it from the garage if need be.

Request for Question Clarification by nancylynn-ga on 18 May 2004 09:51 PDT
This seller needs the part number off the ABS module. He said it
should be quite visible.

If the mechanic can easily find it, or happens to have that part
number on record, then please relay that info to me. Actually, while
your mechanic was working on the ABS, he very likely wrote down that
part number. Could you please call him and ask if he has that in his
records, then post the number here? Thank you.

Again, the number starts with 8EO or 8DO and 61411 with a letter at the end. 

Regarding the VIN number: thank you very much for posting that. If I
strike out with this seller, other sellers -- as ixxi-ga noted -- do
require the VIN.
I have also found some online sites that can only make a match while
tracing their parts inventory in correlation to the VIN, so that's
very helpful.


Request for Question Clarification by nancylynn-ga on 18 May 2004 12:49 PDT
Hi again redcap2004-ga:

I just talked to the dealer again. The VIN number won't help him; he
needs the part number, and here's how you can find it -- it's easy!

Just lift up the hood, and look on the driver's side of the engine for
the power steering resevoir (it's about 1 foot back from the
headlight). Next to that resevoir you'll see the ABS module, which is
a black and grey unit that's about 4 inches wide by 6 inches long. The
part number is engraved right on that module. Just be sure you wipe
off any dust or grime so that you can see that whole number.

Again, the number will begin with either 8EO or 8DO, then see
something like 61411, then a letter at the end. The dealer needs that
whole number -- especially the letter at the very end.


Clarification of Question by redcap2004-ga on 19 May 2004 01:41 PDT
Thanks for the information on how to get the number!  I learned something new.
The number is: 8EO 614 111 A
Its made by Bosch.

I dont mind if it is new or second hand.  My only preference is for
something that is not expensive.  If you can get something for around
$350 - $400 that would be great.

Thanks again for your help so far.
Subject: Re: Locating a second hand ABS module for an Audi S4
Answered By: nancylynn-ga on 19 May 2004 08:22 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars

Thank you for getting that part number! We have success!

4 Used Audi Parts:
has the appropriate ABS module in stock at a price of $350.

To order, please call them Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm (Pacific time), at
1-800-321-3237. (They're in Sacramento, CA.)

They have only two of these modules left in stock and I asked them to
please hold one for you, so *please* contact them ASAP.

I want to thank Aaron at 4 Used Audi Parts for being so incredibly
helpful, and so patient with me (a car genius I'm not).

If you require further assistance in this matter, please post a
"Request For Clarification," prior to rating my answer.

Best Regards,
redcap2004-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Thanks for your help!  Very good work in tracking down what I needed
and helping to make sure it was exactly what I needed.  Well done.

Subject: Re: Locating a second hand ABS module for an Audi S4
From: ixxi-ga on 16 May 2004 07:04 PDT

Well I´m somehow in the biz and here are some questions:

To find the correct part i would need the Audi or Manufactorer # (
Could be Bosch or Allied Signal/Teves )
On Audis it sometimes helps to have the complete VIN.
Also if manual or automatic trany.

The other quest is how do you know that the unit has a malfunction and
how do you make sure the new replacment will not get shoot again as
you might didn´t fix the problem wich caused the malfunction.

And most ABS units can be repaired by specialists ( Or if not they can
provide approved units ).

The S4 are rare and so used S4 parts are quite rare as well but it
isn´t impossible. But it will need some luck and/or time.

Grüssle aus Deutschland 

Subject: Re: Locating a second hand ABS module for an Audi S4
From: redcap2004-ga on 18 May 2004 07:31 PDT
Thanks for your comment!

The VIN is: WAUZZZ8DZXA029117
and it has a manual transmission.

Here is the background:
Whenever I start the car it beeps and flashes the ABS light.  I took
it to a garage to find out what the problem was.  They plugged the car
into a PC which gave them the error code.  They looked up the error
code in a book and the manufacturers solution is to replace the "ABS
Einheit" (ABS Module).
Their quote for replacing the module with a new one was too high, so
thats why I'm looking for a significantly cheaper second-hand one.

Do you know any companies in Germany that fix these modules?

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