2003 Focus Estate.
ABS light does not always come on on self test, but then comes on when
the others have gone off.
Stays on for a while whilst driving and sometimes the handbrake/brake
fluid light comes on.
Brake fluid levels check ok.
Tried braking on icy road and ABS works ok.
Instrument cluster circuit board looks ok, no signs of corrosion.
Sometimes instrument lights work as they should.
Where do I start looking for the fault?
Could well be ABS control module, best connect PC and look for trouble codes
If this is the case it will be very expensive to replace and program by Ford
dealer, a cheaper option before this is to get a friend with a Laptop and
OBDC2 interface and software to look for trouble codes. Also get wiring
diagram print out from Autodata or similar and check ALL connectors, relays,
switches and fuses associated with the ABS Module.
Hope this is of some help - Mike
I'm sorry, but that's plain wrong.
It won't show any fault codes at all, other than those related to
"NOTE: DTC Codes are not to be used for diagnosing problems. If you
believe there is a problem with your car, you should have it scanned with
an OBD-II code reader. DTC Errors are typically no cause for alarm."
comes from the page you have posted a link to.
I will have to take the cluster out and see if I can disconnect the
wiring to these two troublesome lights and link them up to one of the
others that is working ok. I can't afford to have my car fail the mot
test because of a bulb not coming on.
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