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should i even worry?

Well i still cant seem to find out why my ABS light is on, so should i even worry about it?
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What have you done so far to figure it out?
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This may sound like a stupid suggestion, but did you check to see if your Parking Brake is pressed slightly? That happened to me, and the light turned off immediately.
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The Parking brake is NOT engaged....1st thing i checked...I cleaned the senor on the rear axle, and unplugged the neg battery cable for a while...

mind you fuse #17 is still blown, i took out the cig lighter but have yet to replace a fuse to see if that worked. I dont think that fuse has anything to do with the ABS light though.

So i dont know whats up.....If its not affecting anything i can tell should i mess with it??
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Thats weird, have you checked the fuse for the ABS? You probably have i'm just double checking.
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mine was on an i added fluid today and it went off
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Yah the light is also a brake fluid light too. I ran for awhile with mine on not able to figure out what was wrong and one day filled the brake fluid up and it went off.
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Yah the light is also a brake fluid light too. I ran for awhile with mine on not able to figure out what was wrong and one day filled the brake fluid up and it went off.
Wouldn't that be the PARKING brake light?
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i can be both
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Take the ABS sensors off the knuckle and clean em, you may have some debris in there.
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Where are the "sensors" located??, and what is safe to clean them with..MAF or Deep creep??, or do i have to buy some electrical spray?

Yeah the fluid level is fine
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get on a deserted road, go about 60-70 and slam on your brakes, turned mine off.
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get on a deserted road, go about 60-70 and slam on your brakes, turned mine off.
Ill try that one, hey its free
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The sensors are behind the rotor. You may be able to unbolt them from the back but I'm not sure. I say take the rotor off of the knuckle and clean the tone ring and the sensor.
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The sensors are behind the rotor. You may be able to unbolt them from the back but I'm not sure. I say take the rotor off of the knuckle and clean the tone ring and the sensor.
OK ill try that, is that where the ABS senors are, behind the front rotors??
Is there not some behind the back wheels too?
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bump...

Basically, if i leave the ABS light unattended, will it be fine??
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Well i still cant seem to find out why my ABS light is on, so should i even worry about it?
This means the ABS is not working. However, the conventional braking system is working. I recommend that you take your vehicle to your nearest dealer for servicing as soon as possible.
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The rear ABS sensor is on the rear axle not at each rear wheel.
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