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Old 04-17-2012, 06:33 PM   #1
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ABS Light on?

It's upgraded to 305/40/18 Nitto 555rs at the rear and absolutely love the stance and grip. But my ABS light is now on. Any idea why? We didn't do anything but take off the rear tires and put new ones on. Didn't touch the brakes.
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Is it flashing when you start it!??? It could be something completely unrelated..
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Is it flashing when you start it!??? It could be something completely unrelated..
Well, strangely enough I stopped the car and started again and the light was gone and hasn't came back on again. Maybe a freak occurrence?
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Maybe you knocked some crap loose while swapping and it was on the sensor at the backing plate.
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You probably spun the rear a little while changing the tires, you know like when you get your smog done and the abs light comes one because only the rear was spinning.
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Re: ABS Light on?

you can check the sensors on the rear make sure they are all good etc
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you can check the sensors on the rear make sure they are all good etc
Where are the sensors? I popped the brakes once to check if ABS still worked and it did. No ABS light though. Haha
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It could be anything
Is your traction control working?
I had the abs lights on and my trac control light is always off i cant turn it on. I would press it and nothing would happen so i had a guy chek it for me and his scanner wouldnt read my abs. It would get errors. So he basically told me my abs module is screwed.
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Is your traction control working?
I had the abs lights on and my trac control light is always off i cant turn it on. I would press it and nothing would happen so i had a guy chek it for me and his scanner wouldnt read my abs. It would get errors. So he basically told me my abs module is screwed.
I have my Trac control off permanently through my tuner. Has been for over a year. Haha.

The ABS light hasn't been back on recently. Went to pull DTCs but came back with nothing. ABS still works though..
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The abs sensors are on the inner part behind the dust shield. Little black cylinder with a cable going to them. They are very delicate and if they get bumped or ever removed they usually get messed up. When people get there gears swapped they have to remove the sensor to take out the axle and then they get messed up. One thing I've heard that makes them do that is metal shavings in the air around the brakes collect on the outside of the sensor ( the sensor is magnetic ) and knocks it out of whack and just brush the shavings off.
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