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My 2002 aurora abs light break light and traction control light are all on even when car is running

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This could be a number of things from wheel hub sensors to brake controller. Since you say the Brake Light is on as well, this is likely the ABS controller module - a common failure. I had the same thing, took it off, mailed it in for repair ($150.00) and had it back in a week. It takes about 20 minutes to remove the part.

Before you do anything, get or have the ABS codes scanned. If you have code C1214 (maybe others) this is the issue.

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