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Anti Lock (ABS)

On my AURORA 96 the lamp ANTI LOCK (ABS) is lighting. Could an anybody tell what does it mean? i bought this car just yesterday in europe.

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When the ABS light is on and stays on when driving means the vehicles computer has sensed a problem in the anti lock brake system and has shut off the system until it's repaired. You could have a problem with one of the wheel speed sensor, a bad connection or the ABS pump, you will need to take it to a service center and have the system tested.

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the operators guide tells you what the lights mean, lost that.?
2 lamps are security or IMMOBILIZers have a lamp
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The car is safe to drive as long as you recognize that it will now be possible to lock up your wheels under hard braking or when braking in slippery conditions where the tires have poor grip.

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