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How can I switch off (unplug cable) the abs computer?

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  • files88 Oct 08, 2010

    thanks, however if it does not switch off the ABS light, then it also does not solve my problem, since switching off the ABS light (temporarily) is exactly what I am trying to do! How can this be achieved?

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Performing this task will not turn the ABS light off. The ABS control unit and Powertrain Control Module (PCM) manage the entire system via inputs from various sensors and programmed decisions which are stored within the unit. This management system includes the Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS), pump motor, various electronic solenoids, ABS wheel sensors and an internal self-diagnostic mode. The main function of the ABS control unit is to perform calculations on the signals received from each one of the sensors at the wheels. This will enable it to control the system by actuating solenoid valves that regulate the flow and pressure of the brake fluid to each wheel. The system was designed with a sub-function that gives driving signals to the pump motor as well as signals the self diagnostic mode which is a necessity for backing up the anti-lock braking system.
The module is located and illustrated below. I do not recommend disconnecting and leaving it disconnected for safety reasons as well as other problems that can occur.


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  • GetMeOttaHere Oct 08, 2010

    The system has sensed a fault, therefor has alerted you by lighting the malfunction light. The correct way would be to repair the ABS system, and is most likely a bad wheel sensor. The only other way to shut off the light is to erase the code with a code reader, but it will only come back on. There is no way of just disconnecting the light with out taring part the entire dash board to get to the light.

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