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ABS light always on- any way to turn it off- i am

ABS light always on- any way to turn it off?- i am thinking it may not pass inspection bc light is on- dealership had said nothing wrong w/ brakes???

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Under the hood you will find a relay center ,the relay for your abs is bad.the way it effects the braking system is (now that the abs light is on )when you slam on the brakes your truck will skid to a stop,the abs system prevents the skidding,you will feel the brake pedal pulsate until stopped.

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  • Turn the ignition to the "on" position (the second position) on the ignition.
  • Open your Explorer's hood and loosen the retaining nut on the negative battery cable clamp using a socket wrench and a 10 millimeter socket.
  • Slide the clamp off the negative battery terminal and wait three to five minutes.
  • Reconnect the cable clamp and tighten the retaining nut.
  • Check the dash to verify that the ABS light has gone out. This process also resets all trouble codes in the Explorer's PC, so all other warning lights will reset as well.


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