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I have replaced brake pads on many cars, but never on a car with ABS. How do you disarm the ABS system to change the brake pads on a 1998 Pontiac Grand Prix?

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No need to disarm anything just don't damage sensors but they should be well out of your way.

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You don`t need to disarm anything,just change the brakes just as you would on any other vehicle

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THERE IS NO NEED TO DISARM THE ABS SYSTEM WHEN REPLACING THE BRAKE PADS. SERVICE THEM AS YOU WOULD ANY OTHER VEHICLE YOU HAVE DONE. HOPE THIS HELPS!!

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