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Dummie lights are trying to tell me something!!!!

Ok service lite is on t.c.lite and Abs lite too ,,,just bought new battery put it in ,,,tried to unhook it and reset thebattery sensor's but the lite's still came on ??? should i take it to get checked ? or find some black tape and hide them???? just nervous car is working fine other then the lite's

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The ABS light being on means the Anti-Lock Brake System has a problem and is shut off until repaired. The TC light should be Traction Control, which will come on when there is a problem with the ABS. If the check engine light is on then there is a issue with the engine controls, Testing will need to be done to come up with the fix to keep the lights off.

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