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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.

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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...)

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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.

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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.

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What does the ETS off light on the dash mean


Hello there
let me try to explain it the best way i can

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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EST - Enhanced Traction System

This light should come on briefly as you start the engine.
When the warning light is on, the system will not limit wheel spin.
There should be a button to turn it on or off, for the system to be working the light should be off, if the light is just staying on you need to have it services.
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ETS is Enhanced Traction System is used to stop wheel slip thru reducing engine output. And if the light is on it doesn't mean you will spend x amount of dollars to fix it! It just means that ETS has been disabled because you have a engine problem and the computer cannot reduce power to the wheels because the engine might stall so the computer disables the system! Now some cars come with a switch by the shifter that turns on and off the system because if you get stuck in the snow traction control will keep you from getting stuck

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Ets is the warning light for the traction control. It must have malfunctioned. It operates along with the ABS. You will need a code read from the control unit to determine what the problem is. Usually a wheel speed sensor. If you are up to it you could disconnect each wheel sensor and read the ohms across the terminals. All should have similar readings. If one is wildly different, replace it. There is a slight change you may still have to get the light extinguished by a dealer though.
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