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    Hello all, my first question on here. After putting the cable back onto my battery, the ABS light has started coming on and not going out. Has something happened for this to happen?

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    Default Re: check ABS Light on

    Yeh mine came outa nowhere also.

    One day was working, next it wasnt. Basically ABS has a issue. usually the sensors get clogged with brake dust/dirt and just need cleaning.

    My issue was a faulty right sensor which my mechanic replaced. Now i have a couple spare in case.

    I was up in arms as to whether or no leave it disabled or to fix it. I think fixing it was the best option even though ABS is a hit and miss and can cause accidents as much as prevent them.
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    Default Re: check ABS Light on

    A diagnostic check should identify the problem - no guarantee, but a good place to start.

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    Default Re: check ABS Light on

    Agree with the diagnostic check
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    Default Re: check ABS Light on

    What happened, did you get it fixed?

    I've got same issue with an ef futura, diagnostic check showed nothing wrong, they won't pass mine for rego while light is on...

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    Default Re: check ABS Light on

    Replaced the modulator under left guard last night. My problem's solved - (well that one is).

    Had read elsewhere that bleeding brakes afterwards would be a job for Ford to do but I've changed mine, was fairly quick with the hydraulic lines & haven't had to bleed them, at all.

    I think the one I bought still had fluid in it. There would have to be some air in there I guess but pedal still feels good, abs light stays off & abs is working so rather than stuff around with it anymore, it can work it's own way out.

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    Default Re: check ABS Light on

    Not sure exactly how it is done (apparently needs the pump to be run), but bleeding the module is a different operation to bleeding the system at the wheels. Bleeding the ABS module uses the bleed nipples on the module that are visible behind the L/H headlight. I have also been told too try bleeding while running the motor. My intermittent idiot light was cured by switch cleaner and some electrical grease in the module plug.
    Glad you got it sorted.

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