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Abs & battery warning lights on and no power steering brake pad wear warning light on for 3days but don't think that's relivant!

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    Jeffrey Turcotte Oct 10, 2010

    is there a belt off? alt+ power steering belt? no alt can sometimes also set the ABS light.

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If all these lights are on, one common issue for these cars is the ignition switch. Not hard to do. Wiggle the key and see if the lights will flicker or go off. Let me know.

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If you bleed the brakes all you will do is remove any air in the brake lines and replace the brake fluid with new fluid. Do this in any event if the brake fluid is 2 yrs old or more.

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