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Replaced brakes on 1995 Ford Taurus and now ABS light is on and ABS is disabled

How do you reset the ABS system after replacing the brakes

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The ABS light only comes on because of a fault. You need the ABS control module scanned for the code that set when the light comes on. There is no RESET

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Data: -----------------------------------------------------------------
ABS Brake Bleeding
STANDARD PROCEDURE - ABS BRAKE BLEEDING

ABS system bleeding requires conventional bleeding methods plus use of a scan tool. The procedure involves performing a base brake bleeding, followed by use of the scan tool to cycle and bleed the HCU pump and solenoids. A second base brake bleeding procedure is then required to remove any air remaining in the system.

Perform base brake bleeding, (Refer to Brakes - Standard Procedure)(Refer To List 1).

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