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ABS Wire Harness for rear wheels

It appears the wires have cracked - Can this be repaired or does it have to be replaced and if so is it difficult?



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  • jbfour4 Sep 12, 2008

    I was told by the dealer the harness needed to be replaced; there goes another $350.00. I enjoy driving the vehicle, but it's a maintenance "PIG".

  • jbfour4 Sep 12, 2008

    Is it something I can install?

  • jbfour4 Sep 15, 2008

    This has been a great help. One last question, where is the harness located?

  • Ronald Mueller
    Ronald Mueller May 11, 2010

    can you tell me if it is the sending units that plug in the harness that are cracked or is it the wires before the plug?



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Unfortunately the harness itself can not be repaired it is shielded and signal sensitive, how ever have you tried to purchase it at a Napa or Oreilly's. you might be able to save some money. the dealerships always have more pricey parts......please rate this thanks

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  • Ronald Mueller
    Ronald Mueller Sep 12, 2008

    yes it is something you can install, however if you have a abs light on then you need a scan tool with an abs function to reset the ecm and remove the code this can be done at a shop.

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    Ronald Mueller Sep 15, 2008

    the harness runs allong the frame on the drivers side it plugs into the abs unit on the drivers side as well. now i believe there are several plug in's and so you don't have to remove the whole thing but just a portion of it between the plugs. don't forget to rate this thanks



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