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Old 11-18-2020, 12:37 AM   #4
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2003 L-Series 3.0L Sedan
Default Re: ABS Light

Many self tests can detect correct repairs, erase the error code and turn off the indicator. The acid test, if you are at all interested, is to find a dirt or gravel road to force abs activation at relatively low speed without endangering yourself, the car or property. Dirt or gravel surfaces allows abs activation at lower speed. Wet leaves on a road can be hazardous when braking and another ideal test for abs. Wet rained soaked roads or large parking lot are other places to test abs as well as icy, snow covered streets/parking lots. Dry surfaces requires a higher speed to force locking up brakes/abs activation and not advised if you've never tested brakes (with or without abs). Speed between 25-45 mph on uneven surfaces can force abs activation when deliberately standing on the brake pedal. Abs works by allowing steering control while the foot massage indicates the abs motor and valves are preventing wheels from locking up. The abs indicator should be flashing too then turn off when abs automatically deactivates or brakes are released.

My L300 is my first abs vehicle and I promptly tested it to determine how it feels and when it activates. There's a definite foot massage when its activated.
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