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The ABS light, the Brake light, the Trac light and others all on. The Odometer has no reading and the speed control stops working when these lights come on.

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About your ABS and Brake light, its possible that you have any leaking brake or pressure sensor go to bad.

If your Speedometer stop working, them the Odometer will stopped; if the speedometer does work, but the odometer doesn't work, then you have a bad speedometer head assembly. The speedo head is a microprocessor that gathers the info coming from the vehicle speed sensor and translates it for you on the speedo and the odometer. If one is working, but the other isn't, then it is getting the VSS signal, it just isn't processing it right.

I had this on my 2000 Windstar and here is the link to the steps I took: I had to replace the brake light switch(was old style and wet with brake fluid from having done brake jobs) and it also allowed my Cruise Control to work again. Check in this blog information about this: blogspot.com/2008/07/blog-post.

If you can visit your dealer, ask about several RECALL about this subject for Windstar.

Hope this helps.



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