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ABS warning light

Hi I have a 1997 Honda Accord Aerodeck. Recently the ABS light on the dash started to come on. Now after driving for only a few seconds the light comes on and stays on. I have been told it could be dirt on the Chapter rings (i believe that's what they're called). Any assistance would be great as I'm away from home in France at the moment and am a bit concerned about the efficiency of the brakes.

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  • rob9125 Aug 11, 2008

    The same thing has happened to me same car year and all(1997 Honda Aerodeck). I turn on the ignition dash lights do there normal checking thing and go off after a mile or so the abs light comes on and stays on if I turn the ignition off and back on it will go off and stay off for another mile or so.The brakes seem to work ok

  • Larry Shelton
    Larry Shelton Jul 12, 2014

    The same thing happened to me with 2003 Honda Accord. The dash light came on and won't go off. The brakes work fine. I added brake fluid to max. level but the light stays on. I'll have to see a mechanic for the final fix.



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To my knowledge, the ABS light coming on indicates that the system has been disabled for some unknown reason(s). This would then translates to your vehicle having only standard/conventional power brakes, but brakes you will still have.

The correct procedure would be to have your ABS Brake Code scanned and interpreted.

The ABS warning light could be triggered by faulty sensor in any of the wheels or damaged wiring/connector or worst case scenario defective ABS module, pump or motor. Alternately, you try to fill the reservoir up. Normally, there would be a rubber cap andanother plastic cap under it. Add Honda brake fluid with the engine running. It would be preferable to do it slowly as to allow the air bubbles to escape. Additionally, pls check for any sign of leakage. If for some reason it would considerable fluid has to be added, it may be necessary to bleed the system. Pls reference this page for the procedures.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

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