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Old 01-13-2011, 03:05 PM   #1
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ABS / Traction Control permanently on

Hey all,

I used the Car in the snow and it was trying to grip, after a while of being unsuccesful the abs and traction control lights came on and it was obvious i was loosing even more grip.

Now i have turned off the Traction control before so i am aware of the on / off button but pressing it makes no difference.

Basically both lights stay on permanently now and i have zero grip and not as good braking.

Sometimes i switch the car ignition to middle and hold the traction button and it stays off but after a while both it and the abs come back on.

Any ideas because its not the safest and very frustrating.

Thanks, as always.

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Old 01-13-2011, 08:10 PM   #2
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You need to inspect your rear brake pads, and make sure they are still in good condition.

Also, if you have a Durametric, hook it up, and see what the codes are.
Its possible you friend the ABS system, probably the pump or the modulator.

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Old 01-14-2011, 05:14 AM   #3
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I think I would pray for a miracle and disconnect the battery for a few minutes and see if a "reboot" fixed it. You've got nothing to lose except your radio codes.
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Old 01-14-2011, 03:32 PM   #4
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hi thanks for the responses, they are new pads and i disconnected the battery already to no avail.

Any other ideas?


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