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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-25-2016, 11:34 AM Thread Starter
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ABS light comes on only in the afternoon

2005 Elise with 58k miles.

When I drive to work in the morning, the ABS light comes on at start up, then after a few seconds turns off with the rest of the tell tale lights, and does not come on for the rest of the drive (about 25 min). In the afternoon, the light comes on at start up and does not turn off for the entire drive. No other tell tale lights are on.
This happens every day, regardless of the weather, for the last few weeks.

Has anyone ever had this type of intermittent problem? Does this error code get logged, in case the dealer scans the car and the light isn't on?
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Is the reservoir low?

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ABS light comes on only in the afternoon

Yes, it was very random as in not everyday and over the corse of a year it would come on more consistently. Would throw a bunch of codes that could only be read by the official Lotus scan tool. I'm having to replace my abs control unit and possibly the lower portion as well. I'll know more once the car is up and running again. My unit looked flawless and all coils were in good condition, so I'm wondering if in fact it's lower portion that went bad. Time will tell.


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ABS light comes on only in the afternoon

Oh,

BTW check your sensor wires and connections and get the codes read before taking the +\- $1400 dollar plunge.


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The ABS fault light is not the same as brake fault light. Only the latter should come one with low fluid.

I had ABS light once. Cleaned the connectors behind the wheels with Deoxit. Light went out and not returned in 2 yrs or so.
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The ABS fault light is not the same as brake fault light. Only the latter should come one with low fluid.

I had ABS light once. Cleaned the connectors behind the wheels with Deoxit. Light went out and not returned in 2 yrs or so.
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Which wheel or wheels did you clean? Do you need the wheels off to get at those connectors?
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thanks glb, i'll give that area a good cleaning and let you know
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Which wheel or wheels did you clean? Do you need the wheels off to get at those connectors?
There is a connector at each wheel, which you access by removing the wheels.

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I noticed today that for both back wheels I could access the ABS connectors with the wheels still on. So I opened them and applied some electrical contact cleaner.

I plan to remove the front wheels when I get a chance to clean those connectors.

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I was about the remove the front wheels but then I noticed that those ABS connectors could also be accessed without removing the wheels. I just needed to angle the front wheels sharply forward and to the left for the driver's side or to the right for the passenger side.

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Fine, David. But, I recommend pulling the wheels anyway, so all the wires and areas can be inspected.

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Fine, David. But, I recommend pulling the wheels anyway, so all the wires and areas can be inspected.
Thanks. I'll probably do that in the Fall when I put on the winter tires.

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just a follow up.
bought some deoxit and have been cleaning the abs sensor area with every car wash.
light has not returned since (about 2k miles so far).
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Good.

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