An educated (but *too* educated!) guess... when the new pads were put in the
level of brake fluid may have risen and triggered the light. It happened to
a friend with a Ford, and the dealer wanted $1000 or more to replace the ABS
controller. Instead, he was able to slurp out enough fluid with a spoon to
get it back to the full line and all was well.
The overfull fluid reservoir is a primo bet as another poster pointed out
but another very real possibility is that one of the wheel sensors was
damaged or disloged during the brake work and that is causing the ABS light
to stay illuminated.
Motorsforum.com is a website by car enthusiasts for car enthusiasts. It is not affiliated with any of the car or spare part manufacturers or car dealers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.