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HOW TO FIX ABS SYSTEM'S LIGHT

Your ABS system light stays on in the vehicle because either when you jammed the brakes on you could have blown the sensor fuse take the vehicle to a authorized service place the fuse is like 5-10 dollars is all if it does it again the ABS sensor system is no longer repairable without a new ABS module witch cost big money

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ABS light coming on stays on ABS wants to fight against the manual until the manual takes over but the lights stay on could that have anything to do service TPM light


didnt specify vehicle --generic answer--check fuses and relays -service pm is a tire pressure sensor system not your braking system ---for the abs have vehicle scanned for trouble code most auto stores offer this service for free ----check the abs sensor wiring and connections they are the wiring connection that runs behind the wheel they can get damaged by debris or age ---check hub/wheel bearing for wear if hub needs replacement abs is incorporated into hub so if hub failure abs can fail also

Sep 25, 2016 | Cars & Trucks

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abs light stays on, but brakes still seem to work ok


The ABS warning light means there is a malfunction in the anti lock system on the brakes. This will not affect the conventional braking system on the car which will continue to operate normally.

The car is safe to drive as long as you recognize that it will now be possible to lock up your wheels under hard braking or when braking in slippery conditions where the tires have poor grip.

The problem with the ABS malfunction is that you no longer have an anti -lock assistance on the brake system so in certain conditions, such as on a wet road, you will be able to lock up the wheels on the car when you brake hard. The anti-lock system identifies and retards lock up (by releasing brake pressure on a wheel or wheels) and allows the wheels to keep turning slowly even when you have full pressure being applied on the brake pedal.

The ABS system relies on sensors and if one or more fails you will get an ABS warning. It could be a faulty or dead sensor but it is impossible to say without testing and inspecting the vehicle.

The ABS has it's own fuse so you can check the fuse box in the car to ensure the fuse has not blown. The fuse location is shown in the car's owner's manual. A blown fuse would trigger a warning.

You should take the car to a competent brake specialist to have it checked and the problem rectified.

It's much safer to have the ABS in operation.

Dec 04, 2010 | 2001 Oldsmobile Aurora

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my abs and handbrake light stay on every two days and off after in my honda civic 1500cc yr 2004.its a five door civic


This indicates you have an issue with your ABS control unit. ABS is a system that "pumps" the brakes in rapid succession to prevent wheel lockup during an emergency start. A common cause of sliding in wet weather, etc. To do this a computer control module uses plungers to open and close the brake fluid flow to the brake in miliseconds..so while you are pressing on brake pedal hard... the system is actually applying and releasing the brake in rapid succession (miliseconds) to prevent skid, etc. When teh computer module goes bad the ABS and Parking brake light will stay illuminated. There shoudl be an ABS fuse in your vehicle (please refer to your manual) that can be removed. Remove this fuse and check it for dirt, blown, cracks, or corosion. Replace the fuse and listen with the motor off if you hear a hum noise this would indicate the motor is running continuously for the brakes and is another indicator of a bad control. With the fuse removed both lights should stay continuously lit. If the motor is running continuously this can blow the ABS motor.. your brake system will still function with the fuse removed, but test it with a slow roll (no gas hand pushed car) The ABS controller is quite pricey to replace in the vehicle and should be referred to a licensed facility such as a dealer. YES dealers are high but to have this job done properly you need to have the vehicle raised on a platform. Your local brake shop, muffler shop, shadetree wont be able to do this control repair properly.

Jun 11, 2010 | 2004 Honda Civic

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Grand Cherokee 1999 - ABS light went on solid ?


Not necessarily but the Check and ABS are there to tell you something. Take me to the repair shop fairly soon and correct

Sep 29, 2009 | 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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parking brake and abs light stays on, service 4wd message display and a/c wont turn on


check your fuses. check your fuses. check under the hood on the top row there will be a 60amp fuse i beleive its the second one from the right it controls the abs system its blown. your probably gonna need a new altenator.

Jun 24, 2009 | 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD

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