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"ets off" warning light came on...what's it mean ?

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Ets stands for enhance traction control. You have a code in your computer. It can be numerous concern. you need to take it to someone who has a scanner to read codes. Most likely a ABS (antilock brake) code.

Posted on Jul 19, 2008

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SOURCE: Mitsubishi Lancer 1993 Dash Warning Lights

you have a break problem take your car in and have it checked

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SOURCE: Warning Light on the dash is illuminated all the time and it says, "BAS ESP"

This is the Brake Assistance/Electronic Stablilty malfunction light, it is the equivalent of an ABS (antilock brake) / electronic suspension control (traction control, rollover control, electronic suspension control) light. It basically means you have a problem in either your electronic ABS, traction control, or some other advanced electronic suspension control problem... Your car is fine to drive like it is, unless you detect some other driveability issue other than the dash light... (99.9% of the time it's something irrelevant and maybe stupid; that's what you get for driving electronic cars...) Your best bet to get rid of the light would be to get the car to an auto shop with a reader that can read ABS/EBS, brake and suspension codes to really find out why the light is on (usually a wheel speed sensor, or something like it...)

Posted on May 07, 2009

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SOURCE: I have two orange warning lights on the dash- BAS

My Benz did the same and the cruise control would cut after a short period of time. If this is also happening to you,you need a Brake safety switch replaced.This is located behind you brake pedal.Go by a local Mercedes mechanic they should have one it's a common problem. You can put it on your self if you can screw in a light bulb! The warning lights will reset after a few engine starts.

Posted on Sep 26, 2009

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SOURCE: 1999 volvo warning lights on dash do not know what symbol means

1998 volvo s40 right hand drive: there is an orange triangle light with green in the center and an upside "y" in the center of the two. It is between the "up orange arrow" and "a an orange car with an X on it" the light comes and stays on. Dont know what it means. can you help. Thanks

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SOURCE: yellow light bulb warning light on dash

one of your lights must be out.. check the sidemarkers on the bumper, or the tail lights. or maybe the small parking lights in the headlight.

Posted on May 03, 2010

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If you are talking about the light coming on when you are driving in slippery conditions, this is normal. If you are talking about it staying on all the time, the ets is either turned off or you have another problem. Let?s take a moment and explain why the electronic traction control which is called Enhanced Traction System (ETS) warning light will turn on when the engine computer sees a problem. The ETS system monitors wheel speed via the Anti-lock Brake System (ABS). If the ETS system sees a wheel spinning due to snow, ice, rain etc., the ETS computer sends a request to the vehicle?s engine computer to reduce torque. The engine computer responds with a combination of strategies. In the engine computer?s bag of tricks to stop wheel spin it can perform any one or combination of the following; cut fuel off by trimming or turning off fuel injectors, ****** the spark timing or up shift the transmission. In the days of old we just let up on the gas pedal. Now the computer does it for you. If you have an engine running problem it is more of a problem than you realize. The engine computer is the high command center. The engine computer will work and respond to information from the other computers in the vehicle. But in the event there is a system or running problem that the engine computer is responsible for, ?it will? lock out all of the other vehicle computers. If there is an engine running problem that causes the engine computer to store a code and turn on the ?Check Engine? light guess what computer doesn't talk to the others? The engine computer. The ETS computer gets all put out when this occurs and turns its warning light on in protest. So, there you have it. If the check engine light is on the ETS warning light will come on as well and the ETS system will not operate until the engine computer problem is corrected.

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