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ORLANDO IMPORT AUTO SPECIALISTS INC.

PROFESSIONAL AUTO REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE SERVICES

(407) 895-3001

The ABS Warning Light

1.) What does it mean when the ABS warning light on my dashboard stays on?
On vehicles equipped with antilock brakes (ABS) a warning light appears on the dashboard to warn you that there is a problem with the ABS system. When the ignition is turned on, the ABS lamp turns on for a bulb check, then it should turn off after the engine starts. When the light remains turned on, or turns on while you’re driving, it means that your ABS system has encountered a problem. In most cases, when the ABS lamp stays on, the ABS system disables itself automatically. Don’t panic, this has no effect on your normal braking, but the ABS will not be available to you in an emergency situation or when braking on a wet or slick surface.

2.) What should I do if the ABS light stays on?
No matter what caused the ABS light to come on and stay on, a code is recorded in the ABS module’s memory to help you diagnose the problem. A special scan tool can be plugged into your vehicle’s diagnostic connector to read out the fault code. Since this job requires lots of knowledge and expertise, along with special equipment, to pinpoint the problem within the ABS of your vehicle, it is best left to a industry professional to solve for you.

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