ABS - 95 S-10 4x4

This is the one I'm driving 1,800 miles in two weeks. I hadn't driven it for a couple of days, no problems at that time.
I went a couple of blocks to the store this evening, and the ABS light
came on and stayed on. Man, I'll tell ya, with my Chevys, its been this stuff one right after the other, they're nickle and diming me to death. When I came out of the store, and started the truck the light came on as is normal and went out. A few seconds later it came on and stayed on the few blocks home.
The brake pads on the front are good, I've checked. I have no problem stopping, and feel no difference in the pedal. The other brake light does not stay on.
I found this website which some of you might like to look at: http://www.4x4abc.com/4WD101/ABS_how.html but all I am seeing right now is the dollar signs in the repair mans eyes. I hate this electronic computerized crap. I've a notion to ignore it and make the trip. I know that sounds stupid, but if I can't understand it, there's nothing wrong in my mind but a light coming on. So, here I am again, opening myself up for someone to tell me the dangers of doing this. Do I really need ABS to drive dry pavement for 1,800 miles?
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No you don't NEED the ABS to drive on dry pavement, However are YOU 100% sure it will all be dry? Since you are driving it with an admitted problem (yes posting on a PUBLIC newsgroup is an admission) and you do have an accident GOOD LUCK, your insurance company will be more than willing to toss you to the wolves. Oh and before you say, I could tell them the light just came on, If the light is on now it can show them when it came on.
I would take it to a place like Auto Zone and have them scan the code. Look it up and see what it is. Many ABS codes are nothing more than bad connections or rust in the sensor. Most are not hard to repair.
As for you not understanding it, and that making it is just a light I can ignore, that is a TRULY ignorant thing to say. I guess that means everyone can ignore the rest of those lights as well since many people don't "understand" what they mean.
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Hey, I just really had a crazy thought. But first forgive my illegal top posting. I just couldn't figure out how to keep the post in context. But who cares right? Hell, they invented usenet convention to be violated. I mean, we sure don't have time to understand why its rules were laid out the way they were. Who wants rules anyway? I mean, since its not really meaningful or useful anyway. [sarcasm]. For those who might wonder what the hell I'm talking about: http://www.caliburn.nl/topposting.html
How the heck did we all manage to drive, brake and steer before ABS? I've been doing it a long time, I don't know that I have ever needed it. One reason, I think, is because I know how to drive. Observing others on the road, depending on my defensive driving habits however, has maybe taught me, that for all our advancement and *speed-we-need,* that maybe who ever thought of ABS actually helped to enable the reckless, agressive drivers of today! You know, helped the people overcome the need to learn how to drive!?
Come to think of it, living most of my life in a deep snow area, I don't ever remember not getting where I needed to go more than a couple of times with just 2 wheel drive and snow tires! Part of the reason I didn't need to be there, was because there wasn't anyone else going to be there either. Sort of giving a nice feel to life and an opportunity to relax, unexpectedly. Maybe to enjoy some sledding.
But, as the need arose to put the world to a think tank, populations grew, and new ways to generate jobs, money, and maintain profit margins in an inflationary world, demanded the invention of things we don't need, to create the things we do! Instead of just taking things as they come or are?
Hmmm.

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Depends on your driving skills. Or rather, your braking skills. Personally, if my ABS quit on me, I wouldn't spend a penny to fix it. ABS has almost gotten me in trouble a couple of times. If I could buy vehicles in the trim level I want, without ABS, I would. Dysfunctional ABS will not affect your regular brakes. It's all up to you. H
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Piss on ABS, I'd rather have full control of my car with the brakes, I hate them cause everytime you hit a little loose dirt on the ground and try to stop it activates them and it increases your stopping distance, I've taken the fuses out of my car so I dont have ABS anymore.

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I know, since I live in a slick area too. Its the first I've ever had it, and I sure didn't like the way it felt, sounded, or handled either. Scared the shit right out of me. Do you know where this fuse would be in my rig?
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on my 99 Jimmy its under the hood on the left inside the back box, you unloosen the screw in the middle and take it off, on the inside of the cover should be the list of fused and what number place they are in, so locate the one that is labeled ABS, you can also just open your drivers door and on the end of the dash there is a fuse compartment, open and take the abs fuse out of there, if you take that one out it will disable your cruise control also if you have it. Good luck, also your abs light will stay on

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