I have a 1993 Chevy Cavalier RS. I just got it on the road everything was working fine and then I turned off the vechile last night like normal. Woke up in the morning when to leave I started my car up and then like 2 seconds later it made a click noise just once and then the ABS and Brake light came on. I figured id shut it off and turn it back on again. It did the same thing. So I took it for a drive and everything seems to be working fine cept now my ABS dont work. The brakes work fine just No ABS. Im figuring its just a relay or sensor but i have no clue where they are even located. If anybody has any other ideas let me know cause im outta ideas cept the relay or sensor.
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The amber ABS warning light is telling you that there is a problem with the ABS system. When the antilock brakes don't work you just have good old fashion non antilock brakes. When the red brake warning light is on it could be a couple of things. (unless you are talking about the brake light on the back of the car is stuck on) the red brake warning light on the dash tells you when the parking brake is on and it also tells you when there is a problem with the hydraulic system. Some cars will also turn this light on when the brake fluid is low, (not sure if the Cavalier does this)
The ABS system is computer controlled and needs to be scanned for trouble codes to diagnose the problem.
I can't say I have ever heard of a "brights" indicator flashing, Do the headlights go bright and dim as it is flashing? Is it a slow on and off like a turn signal or faster than that?
Drive it. Then have the rear abs brake sensors checked because they seem to be the first to go in a system like that. Someone with a scan tool should be able to read out any trouble codes in the abs system
ABS is near the breaks when you take the tire off and the break pads you will see it it is very small part that is a sensor. mine went on my car when the guys were putting my breaks on it it really has not made to much of a difference in the breaks. they are costly so I just deal with the ABS light for now til summer
I have a 2002 Chev Cavalier that had the same exact problem. I replaced the bulb harness (purchased from a chevy dealership for around $5) which was fairly easy to do. I have had zero problems with it since.