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My ABS brake light and the DSC stabelizer light is on, what does that mean?

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Since both lights are lit, the first suspects are components that are shared by both systems.
The wheel speed sensors are used by both systems and are located under the car where they are prone to abuse by flying rocks and so forth. I would start by raising the car and examining the speed sensors inboard of the brake disks, making sure that the toothed wheels are not bent, the sensors are intact and all the same distance from the toothed wheels, and the wires to the sensors are not damaged.

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