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My servce brake assstance light comes on usually when am turning into or out of parking spot also the tc and abs lights come on they go off when i restart the car

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You will need to get the car hooked up to a trouble code scanner so the problem can be narrowed down. These cadillacs are very complex and without the code it would just be a lot of guesses. Once you have that information please report back so I can assist you further.
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I have a 2000 Mercedes E430 base sedan. Last week I replaced the brake light switch because it was out and it solved the problem to the point that I can now put my car into gear and drive it, however, as...

Brake light switch problem may cause the ESP / BAS lights to illuminate.

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No you will not "harm" the vehicle.

1. The ABS fault light will mean that the anti - lock braking facility is not working. However the conventional braking system will continue to operate. Bear in mind that you now have no system that prevents you from locking up your brakes so it is all down to the driver.

2. Traction control (TC) warning. The TC function will not be working or not working as programmed. There should be a TC on/off switch or button in the vehicle. Make sure you manually disable the TC by switching the TC OFF until the problem is identified and rectified.
TC is a useful driver aid, especially in slippery road surface conditions, so take extra precautions when driving without it.

Even in good conditions the Tahoe is not a vehicle that handles well.

3. You should get the vehicle checked for the ABS and TC problem. It may only be some faulty sensors that require replacing but a proper diagnosis needs to be made.

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ABS light is on . Braking is now being effective.

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Does the light stay on all the time, or does it come on when you turn into a parking spot and apply the brake(usually making a humming noise that you can feel in the brake pedal)?

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Speedo and traction control; check wheel sensors all 4, clean and blow the sensors and reactor rings.
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