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Brake, ABS dash lights coming on?


January 30, 2000
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About six months or more ago I had the Brake and ABS lights come on and stay on in my dash, I talked with someone here on this forum and Ford and they said most likely it's the RABS module that's out.

Well I fixed it and NO it wasn't the RABS module, so here's how to fix this but please, just because it worked for me does not mean it'll work for you.

There's a vacuum hose that runs from your brake booster to your vacuum block located at the back of the driver side valve cover (just follow the hose), and disconnect the hose from the vacuum block and the brake booster and drain out the fluid trapped inside, reconnect ...that's it.

My guess is that the fluid trapped in the hose is stopping the brakes from working properly.