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Meaning of ABS light

What is the reason the ABS light remains on?

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  • Jimmy Brideau Apr 08, 2014

    It could be that a wire or connector to the wheel bearing sensor is broken. This sensor is what operates the ABS and Traction Control systems. A worn bearing will also set off the ABS light.

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On vehicles equipped with antilock brakes (ABS), a second warning light is provided to warn if a problem occurs within the ABS system. The ABS lamp comes on when the ignition is turned on for a bulb check, then goes out after the engine starts. If the ABS warning light remains on or comes on while driving, it indicates a fault has occurred in the ABS system.

What happens next depends on the nature of the fault. On most applications, the ABS system disables itself if the ABS warning light comes on and remains on.

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