Yes, you can safely drive the car with the ABS disabled (“Anti-Lock”
light on), as you have boosted conventional braking, just no ABS
However, there is an onboard diagnostic (blink codes) that you can use
to identify the ABS fault. Do the following to record the blink codes,
and then post the code(s) here and someone can tell you what they mean,
or if you have the Service Manual, you can find the procedure and codes
at Section 70, Brakes:
Carry out on-board fault diagnosis procedure as follows:
1 Ensure that the ignition is OFF.
2 Locate the 3-way Econoseal diagnostic connector in the left rear
wheel arch, close to the ABS ECU.
3 Insert a ‘short’ (JDS Reference lead) across the black lead (ground)
and the Brown/Pink lead (trigger line
to pin 26 of the ECU).
4 Turn the ignition ON (position 2) and observe the warning lamp.
5 After six seconds the blink sequence of the first code begins.
6 Count the blink pulses and vvrite down the resulting two digit
number. After a (3.5 seconds pause the next
code begins, and so on, until all the failure codes are read out and
the warning light remains off.
7 Remove the ‘short’ lead and switch the ignition OFF.
George Balthrop, Clifton, VA USA
89 and 85 XJ-S Coupes; 89 XJ40 VDP-----Original Message-----
From: 555randolph firstname.lastname@example.org
the ABS light is
lastly, the front brakes are new the rear brakes work fine…
can I drive my car without the ABS?
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