2002 Volkswagen Polo hatchback manual, C 2.0 2002 Gauges going mad and ABS light permanently on

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AliAG
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Problem added: Nov 11, 2013 (6 years ago)
On a long run my car started to show the ABS light on permanently. Then other warning lights started to flash on and off and speedo and rev counter started to flick violently, but without loss of power in car. Pulled into services and called RAC who checked charging rate and car charging normally, and running, but ABS light permanently on. RAC man seemed to think it was a charging problem, and as it getting dark with 250 miles to go, it has had to come back on a transporter. Any ideas what could be causing this as not sure where to start.

Car details
Car: Volkswagen Polo
Variant: hatchback manual, C 2.0 2002
Model Year: 2002
Category: Running Rough, Starting & Power Loss

Recalls: Volkswagen Polo Recalls
More: Volkswagen Polo Problems
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AliAG
Fixes: 1
Nov 11, 2013 (6 years ago)
this is a vauxhall vectra not a polo thanks
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whittingehame
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Nov 11, 2013 (6 years ago)
FR 1537

Complaint: Failure of instruments while driving, swinging of instruments, vehicle will not start, ABS warning lamp lights on, problems while storing trouble codes of ABS wheel speed sensor.

Cause: Poor contact of wiring harness connector ABS control unit.

Production: As of MY 2003,5, modified wiring harness connectors are implemented to production.
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