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Old 04-05-2008, 01:41 PM   #1
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Default ABS light on?

Anybody know what the ABS light means on a 05 sti? The manual is not very clear. Could it be the front pads being to low?

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Old 04-05-2008, 01:42 PM   #2
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ABS's problem..
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Old 04-05-2008, 01:48 PM   #3
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It's not worn pads. Check the ABS fuse. If it's not that get it looked into professionally.
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Old 04-05-2008, 03:04 PM   #4
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I check to see if there were ECU codes and none came up.. Also checked the fuse, It looks good. The front pads are worn and squeaking, so there is no sensor that would go off if they were worn?

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Old 04-05-2008, 03:07 PM   #5
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No one can tell you unless it is diagnosed. No a normal scan tool can not pull codes. You will need one that can.
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Old 04-05-2008, 03:14 PM   #6
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It means there is a fault in the system. If the fuse looks good, it could be pretty much anything from a malfunctioning sensor to a broken wire.

As for your worn and squeaking pads, if they are close to worn out, do the job now before it gets much more expensive.
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Old 04-05-2008, 03:57 PM   #7
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I had this light come on when some ice had built up in between the pad and disc. Maybe somethin is lodged in there? Hopefully its not more serious...
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Old 04-05-2008, 11:06 PM   #8
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It means something is wrong with your ABS (d'oh!).
More specifically, the ABS controller has detected a problem and set a trouble code, much the same as the ECU will do with an engine/sensor issue. To read ABS codes requires either a scanner which only a dealer will have, a standard OBDII scanner can only connect to the ECU and not to the ABS controller.
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Old 04-23-2008, 12:46 AM   #9
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sorry to bring up this dead thread but does anyone have anymore information on this problem? i also have the ABS light on an 04' sti swap i recently purchased. i also have the utek piggyback on it.
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Old 04-24-2008, 07:48 PM   #10
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My ABS light came on when I was crusin up in the hills in some thick snow. I got stuck and had to rock the car out of it and then just mash the gas, snow built up in the sensor and the light came on. Once I got down to dry pavement and got my tires spinning it went off after a while. You been doing any snow/dirt driving recently?
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