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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-05-06, 08:27 AM Thread Starter
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Brake + ABS Light stay lit 1997 F150 4x4

Vehicle: 1997 F150 Extended Cab 4wd
Edit: 91,000 miles on vehicle

Problem: Brake light and ABS light stay lit

I'm not sure if it is coincidence or related to the problem but a few weeks ago we had a few days in a row where it was raining heavily. A few days afterwards I noticed that my brake light and ABS light were lit all the time.

I have had a sensor go bad on a 93 explorer before so I didn't think much of the ABS light but the brake light is what scares me.

The brake fluid seems to be full and the brakes seem to be in working order. I checked the reference manual and it does not state anything about both lights being lit.

Should I be worried, do I need to take this into the shop to get checked out?

Are there some steps I can take on my own to try to asses the situation first?

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Re: Brake + ABS Light stay lit 1997 F150 4x4

I would first check both front ABS sensor plugs for corrosion. You may have to take it to a dealer to scan the trouble codes.
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Re: Brake + ABS Light stay lit 1997 F150 4x4

I found the following while searching around, does it sound like valid advice?

"ddress the BRAKE light first. If it's on due to a fault, the ABS system is automatically a NO-GO at self-test time."
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Re: Brake + ABS Light stay lit 1997 F150 4x4

My ABS light has been on for about 2 years with no problems on a 99 F-150
4X2. The BRAKE light does not come on though.
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Re: Brake + ABS Light stay lit 1997 F150 4x4

I removed the front ABS sensors on my Chevy van and removed the cluster to yank out the "Anti-lock" bulb because I hate ABS, but that is me.

Get the code for ABS concern and then decide..........................
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