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Finally got my 2005 Elise (19,784 miles) out this year. I stored the battery in the basement on the battery tender for winter. Put the battery back in, changed the remote key flob battery and started it up. Ran fine but the ABS light is now on. I have a gravel driveway and the wheels lock right up. No pulsing through the pedal and the brakes feel good. I changed fuse #12 (wasn't blown) but that made no difference. Any obvoius things to check before I make an appointment at Criswell:shrug:

Having a good day with the Lotus. Went to put on the carbon fiber plate surround and stripped out one of the stainless plate mounting bolts. What should of been a 5 to 10 minute jopb turned into 45 minutes. Gotta love these cars:rolleyes:

Now fixed! I'm going on a mouse hunt soon. Seems thet\y were attracted to the red sheathing that covers the wheel speed sensors. Chewed through the front left one and the wires underneath. Luckily they left enough for me to solder the wires back together. It's all good now. No light and the ABS working on my gravel road.
 

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Could be a dead wheel speed sensor, or the computer just got cranky due to some odd wheel movement. Drive it a bit and see if it goes away.
 

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I drove it about 40 miles tonight and she is still on. I'm hoping it fixes itself. But isn't there a saying about problems that fix themselves comeback by themselves:huh:

I have an extended warrenty for like 6 years. Hope that covers it if its expensive. Tomorrow I'm switching the wheels and tires so I'll take a look to see if its something obvious with a wheel sensor.

Maybe tomorrow's oil change will help-poke- It is a Lotus:D
 

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I've got a light too, need to check the obvious: sensor connections at each wheel, fuse. I've heard that there is some connection related to ABS near the pedal box. Can anyone direct me to this? I've looked through the shop manual, can't find anything about ABS. Pages? :shrug:
 

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The ABS harness connector is on the actuator itself, under the front access panel.

If it's a cranky computer light (e.g. if you dyno it with the front wheels stationary), it should go off inside of a mile of driving. If it stays on, something else is wrong. My guess would be a wheel sensor or popped fuse.
 

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ABS Problem now fixed

See first post! Thanks Simba for the advice
 
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