ok,I have a 2005 pontiacGP and i have a ABS spot that looks like it should
light up on my dash panel , but it never lights when I start the car, like
the book says it should if I have it , I have no Idea if this car has abs or
not, i am hearing that it is not standard ( which i wish I would have
thought of when buying the car) Is it normal for there to be a place for the
light- if the car doesnt have abs? and how do I find out for sure? ( sorry,Im
just a girl, not a car expert!!) thank you!!!!
I would assume you don't have ABS. If the bulb doesn't come on during the
bulb check it could be burnt out or you don't have it. If the bulb was burnt
out, your brake warning light would be on constantly.
You could stop by your local dealer and ask them to tell you if you have it
or not, they should be able to tell you quite quickly.
Look at your master cylinder and see if there's any sign of ABS motors.
ABS is an option. I just looked at the web page and it is a factory
installed $600 add on.
When they make the overlays for dashboards and such, all the possible items
are usually imprinted. If you have no light, you most likely have no ABS.
You can shine a light across the panel or when the sun hits at a certain
angle and you will see any other options that may be available, even if your
particular car does not have them.
I checked the present models, maybe 2005 was different. I was surprised
that they were not standard on the GP. Downgrading to keep the price low?
They are standard on the $13,300 Hyundai Elantra, you'd think they'd be
standard on a Grand Prix.
Thank you everybody for your responses, It has been bothering me since i
started wondering about it, and this car was NOT cheap, so i would have
expected it to be standard. but from what i am hearing, GM ABS are not too
great anyway, and I will have to get used to it, my old car-a chevy lumina-
had them and I was so used to depending on them , its hard to break old
habits i guess! But you have totally answered all my questions, and I now
love this site. thanks again
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