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My ABS brake light is on all the time -- even though they work fine. I have been told the sensors may be dirty--if so --how do I clean them?

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Yes it might be the sensor on the rearend ... its located on top of the rearend with a wire conection on the end ,,, you need a 10mm wrench to remove the bolt that holds it in place then pull it up.. many times you end up replacing the seneor but you might get by cleaning it,, reverse removal steps to install
Let me know if i can help more

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