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hello , im looking for an abs speed sensor for a 2003 xtrail drivers side, there are lots for the primera and almera on ebay , im wondering does anyone know if either are compatable as their are no specific ones for the xtrail on ebay or any parts sites.

if anyone can help or advise that would be great
 

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x trail abs sensor

Hi Pad the man
I have good news if your still looking for a cheaper alternative to the Nissan abs unit.
I too had the same problem as you and was horrified at the cost of a genuine replacement, I did some research on the net and came up with a potential replacement from e bay, its from a citreon zx. Mine was only a tenner, so it was worth a try.
It will need a slight file to reduce the outside diameter, and the mounting hole is 180 degrees out of line, I simply made a retaining bracket out of 16 guage steel and used the original bolt to locate it. I cut the wiring just above the first strut retaining clip, and soldered the two together, the coding is brown to brown and black to white..... job done!
Hope this helps
Regards Marty
 

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abs sensor for x trail

Hi Marty,

was just wondering if there is any requirements as to which type of citroen zx we are talking about, as I have the same problem here in denmark and would like to try your solution. One more question for you - as the sensor is broken, the abs warning light is on - but also 4x4 warning light is this normal or should I look for another problem also. Finn
 

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Hi Finn
Ive had a look at my e bay account to see if any more details were available, it was just listed as being for a Citreon ZX, OEM Part Number: 454547
There is one on e bay for a realistic £25
CITROEN ZX FRONT ABS SENSOR on eBay (end time 25-Aug-09 16:57:33 BST)
Dont worry about the 4x4 light being on as mine was exactly the same, it will go out once the new sensor is fitted.
Any more questions please feel free to get in touch
Regards


Marty
 

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Hi Marty,
thanks for your feedback, I'll buy one and try it, I'll let you know have it turns out.
Finn:)
 

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well after getting over the shock of 300 plus vat for a abs sensor .thank's must go to you martyxke.
the Citroen one does fit and work perfectly after a little file round the circumference and making a bracket.
no more abs and 4wd lights looking at me.

thanks again
 

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No problem, thats what the forums are for. And its always nice when advice can save us money, so spread the word.
Regards Marty
 

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Thats great news, and thanks for the update, its always nice to know the outcome of problems when you offer advice. Now there are three of us with our Citroen ABS sensors, but would imagine there will be a few more in the future!
Marty
 

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X-trial 2003 ABS sensor. One more question...

. Now there are three of us with our Citroen ABS sensors, but would imagine there will be a few more in the future!
Marty
I'd love to make it 4! Mine is the front nearside (passenger) ABS sensor. I'd love to try the Citroen sensor. Does anyone happen to know if it makes any difference which side of the X-trail the faulty unit is on?

Well done and many thanks to Marty for making this kind of stuff available to others.

Mike
 

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Go for it Mike, mine was the nearside too. The e bay listing for ther Citroen sender stated it was suitable for either side, so I would imagine it doesnt make any difference to us either.
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abs sensor locating bolt

Assuming you can get the little bugger out without shearing it off! I believe it is an M6, I had to drill and tap mine out as it simply wouldnt shift due to rust. I replaced it with a stainless steel cap screw one, with plenty of copperslip.
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Perfect thread!!!

just changed the ABS sensor to a citroen ZX i got from england (ebay) for the total amount of $18 tax and postage included :D

the only question i do have right now is if it need to be at a certan direction (the tip of the sensor) i have made a special bracket and turned it 180 degres, does this matter acctualy ? the ABS lamp and the 4WD are now away when i turn on the ignition :D
 

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Hi Dennis
It doesnt seem to make any difference regarding the orientation of the pick up. I believe the coil within the hub ABS unit simply needs to be within the field of the rotating magnets for it to generate the small voltage needed for the ABS system to function. This is probably why it makes no difference to us Nissan guys about which side of the car its for.
Nice to know this thread has reached across the pond as well, it just makes you love the internet even more:)
Best regards Marty
 

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hi im new! thats typical my dad has just found this link after we have ordered the nissan ones for a whopping £500+ and then vat on top, my abs and 4wd lights dont stay on though, but when nissan plugged the car in they say that this is the fault, front left sensor not working and back left sensor not present, has anyone else had the problem without the light staying on??
 
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