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ABS and Traction control stay on after smart car is started

My ABS and Traction Control light come on and stay on when I start my Smart car. I have heard this is a cheap and easy fix, I really could do with the help and walk through of the repair, Pictures would be great.

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    my abs light and traction control light come on and then the car dies

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Although I am unfamiliar with the smart cars, it sounds like you just need to reset your computer. Remove the negative cable from your battery, then flip your lights on, pump the brakes, press the horn. What this will do is drain all the capacitors including the ones in your computer. Ultimately it will reset your computer (aka turn off the ABS and TC light) hope this is helpful and good luck

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