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I am not very mechanical and i don't have time to go to a dealer. i live in germany and i am selling my car. the abs light is on and in order to pass inspection to get the car registered, there can be no abs light on. is there a simple way to reset it? i tried taking the dash board off to remove the bulb but i can't get the wiring harnesses off the back.. I have a 1993 bmw 318i

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On each wheel, there is a sensor with some wires attached to it just behind the wheel assembly. Odds are one of the wires is worn out from the elements as they're all exposed.

Please don't just pull the bulb because a faulty abs system can cause serious injury

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You can reset it by ....
disconnecting the NEGATIVE cable from the battery for 10 to 30 minutes, or so...
However, it may not pass inspection because the entire environmental system will be reset and the inspection station system will know that it was reset ... and fail the car, even with no abs light on. Besides, the abs light will turn back on soon after you reset it...

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