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Old 05-31-2002, 05:49 PM   #1
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Default Pulling ABS fuse, dumb question...

OK, I've decided to disable ABS after reading the numerous posts and weighing pros, cons, safety issues, warranty implications, etc.

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Do I need to disconnect the negative terminal of the battery when either 1)pulling the 20A dash ABS fuse(not the "hidden" 10A fuse) and/or 2)replacing the fuse again?

don't want to hurt myself or my precious WRX.

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Old 05-31-2002, 05:53 PM   #2
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It can't hurt.

I zapped the hell out of mine when I forgot to redisconnect after testing one time and just blew the new fuse.

i still had two more so no harm no foul!

BTW, one of them also will disable your SRS!!!

don't do that. take the time to loosen the dash with the three screws and do the 10Amp ITG one.

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Old 05-31-2002, 06:35 PM   #3
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At the front, passenger corner just under the air intake is the ABS block. There you will see a large connector to a black box. Pull this out and use a ballon to protect it and something to protect the ECU. This will disconnect the ABS without cutting the power.

You will have an ABS light all the time, but it will remind you that it's not working.
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Old 06-02-2002, 01:26 PM   #4
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Old 06-02-2002, 09:24 PM   #5
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To directly answer your question, it doesn't really matter. I've pulled and replaced the ABS/Cruise fuse at events with the car both on and off. If you pulled the ABS/Cruise fuse, putting it back in immediately makes the light go off. If you pulled the other ABS fuse, you need to turn the car off and on again to reset the ABS.

I've since installed a kill switch on the ABS/Cruise fuse using instructions similar to those posted above.

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Old 06-02-2002, 09:25 PM   #6
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Old 06-03-2002, 03:02 PM   #7
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it says it right on the fuse box.

ABS SRS.
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Old 06-03-2002, 03:25 PM   #8
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after you disconnect it, please do some testing in a parking lot somewhere. Practice emergency stops, stops while in the middle of cornering etc.

You can mess yourself up good if you aren't prepared.
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Old 06-03-2002, 03:32 PM   #9
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after you disconnect it, please do some testing in a parking lot somewhere. Practice emergency stops, stops while in the middle of cornering etc.

You can mess yourself up good if you aren't prepared.
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Ditto what Jack said. Practice driving without the fuse.....but for the love of God.....don't do it on the street.....and don't drive around the streets with the fuse out.....very bad.

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Old 06-03-2002, 09:06 PM   #11
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Ditto what Jack said. Practice driving without the fuse.....but for the love of God.....don't do it on the street.....and don't drive around the streets with the fuse out.....very bad.

Josh

josh, tons of cars in the US still come without ABS at all.
and I drive around the streets with the fuse out.

I truly believe Im safer taking my chances with a lockup than I am taking my chances ramming someones rear end at the bumpy stoplight stops around rice university
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It would be STUPID of you to drive around with faulty ABS.

I know I nearly had two seperate accidents with other cars when the WRX refused to stop once on a PERFECT but bumpy road and once on sandy gravel cutout invervals in asphalt.

then finally dinged a pole in a parking lot before I pulled that damn thing.

now the brakes are perfect. stops so fast it makes you sick.

threshhold braking is FINE.

just practice.
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Old 06-04-2002, 06:11 AM   #13
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Learning to drive properly behind another car may have helped you in those situations as well.

Nah, screw that, let's blame our ABS.
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Old 06-04-2002, 08:41 AM   #14
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we've been over that already 10 times dumass.

read the posts or just fk yrslf.
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josh, tons of cars in the US still come without ABS at all.
and I drive around the streets with the fuse out.

I truly believe Im safer taking my chances with a lockup than I am taking my chances ramming someones rear end at the bumpy stoplight stops around rice university
I don't have abs on my legacy, and I'm fine. There are only a certain amount of circumstances I would want ABS. I don't know however if cars that normally have ABS if pulling the ABS act differently then cars that don't have ABS normally.....oh well....
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