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Re: ABS light ?
Hi my name is Allen!
If the ABS Light is on then there is a problem with the system, this could be anything, so you will need to know what the trouble code is. The most common problem I have found is a wheel speed sensor, but again if it is a speed sensor the code will tell you which one is defective.
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The reason the system "growls" until the light comes on is that when the light is on, the system has determined there is a problem and disabled the system. The "growling" is the pump running. You can get a scanner that is able to access and scan the ABS module. This will give you a place to start.
buckle your seat belt and make sure the passenger does too and see if it stops, make sure your directional is not on. when that bell rings something will be flashing letting you know what the problem is, look around for it.
switch ignition on and wait for the abs light to start to flash.
it will flash in long and short flashes, long flash stands for ten, short flash stands for one, there is a short pause in between, and long pause after each code, take a note of the code and Google it
Likely a bad fuel pump. However, if the security light is flashing, leave the key on until the security light stops flashing. Ten minutes with the key on. When the light stops flashing and stays on all the time, turn off the key. Now, start the car. You may be surpised. If your battery went dead and you charged it up, the security prevents you from stealing your own car! Have fun.
When the check engine light comes on,The ABS system becomes disabled and so does Trac,You need the check engine light code,As for the windshield washer if the wiper work the pump is non operational,as for the signal light its cheaper to put a signal flasher on if that doesnt correct it you will need a multi switch.Unless you have a lot of money and let someone diagnosis the problem
I discovered the hard way- ($85.00 later) Step 1: turn key to "on" position. step 2: open driver door. (security light should be flashing on and off) step 3: wait ten minutes with key in "on position and driver door open. step 4: when 10 minutes is up-(youll know-because security light will have stoped flashing after 10 minutes) close driver door ,turn key to "off" position, then turn key "on" to start. drives me crazy!! I have to do it to mine sometimes 2-5 times a day! GM doesnt have a fuel reset button etc. like fords do.
It should come on for a few seconds with the other lights, but should not stay on for a minute. If you get an intermittent ABS light it could be a speed sensor or more likely the ABS module. If you get an ABS light along with a flashing arrow light, traction control light, or speedometer and odometer goes out, then it is just about guaranteed to be an ABS module issue. There are online sites that will rebuild ABS units for around $150 or less. They are pretty easy to remove and install yourself with the right socket. Google "Victor Rocha". His site has good information on the procedure and he is well trusted for his rebuilding jobs (I have no affiliation to him or the site).
if you know the code for the radio... unhook the battery for about ten minutes to reset the abs warning.... if it comes back on after that there may be another issue.... but make sure you have the code for the radio or it will become unusable.