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ABS & Traction Control lights are on

The ABS & Traction Control lights are on my 01 GT. I ran a code reader and found no errors. I read on the net that a bad wheel sensor or abs module will cause this problem. Is there anything else that might cause these lights to come on?

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  • Anonymous Apr 16, 2009

    I have the same issue now on my 2006 Mustang with only 20,000 miles on it.

  • Chuck Martin
    Chuck Martin May 11, 2010

    The code reader you used probably only communicates with the PCM.You will need to use a scan tool that will communicate with the network and all of the other modules.

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    abs traction lights are on hooked up scanner to read the codes but no communacation

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Start with the basics check fuse #29 it should be a 15 amp fuse. Lets start with the basics. Let me know how that goes.

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