Step 1: Locate the ABS ModuleThe ABS module in most cars should be located on the driver’s side front corner of the engine compartment. The hard brake lines should be attached to the unit, which should help you locate your car’s module. If you have any trouble finding it, your car’s owner’s manual should have a diagram, or you can easily find a diagram of your car online.
Step 2: Disconnect the Negative Battery CableThis step is relatively self-explanatory, but to avoid damaging the electrical components of your vehicle, go ahead and disconnect the negative battery cable.
Step 3: Disconnect the WiringDepending on your vehicle make and model, this wiring will vary, but should be generally simple to remove. You may have to remove the electrical harness, which houses all of the power and sensors for the module, as part of the wiring. Simply unplug the remaining wires and tuck them to the side of the module. Make sure all wiring is disconnected, so that the module isn’t damaged upon removal.
Step 4: Remove the Mounting BoltsThe tools you use to remove the mounting bolts will vary according to the types and sizes of the bolts on your vehicle, so you may have to experiment to find which ones work. Once you’ve found the correct tool, loosen and remove the bolts on the module. Because these bolts may be rusted, make sure that your tool fits as closely as possible to prevent stripping the bolts.
Step 5: Remove the ModuleOnce the wiring and mounting bolts have been removed, you are free to remove your ABS module. Gently remove it from the ABS system and send it in to MyAirbags.
Frequently Asked Questions about ABS Module Removal
For most vehicles you can still drive without your ABS module. Before ABS was invented in the 1990’s, all cars drove without it. Because most people are accustomed to using ABS, you will need to drive with extra caution, especially in rainy weather or on slick roads. Braking responsiveness is slower/delayed and therefore braking takes more space and more distance is required to ensure safe braking.
I can’t find my ABS module. What should I do?
Every ABS module is different per make and model, so check your owner’s manual or look online for a diagram. Generally, the ABS module is located in the driver’s side front corner of the engine compartment.
Once my ABS module is removed, how do I send it in for repairs?
You have two options. You can either drop your part by our Buford repair shop, or mail it in. Just include a copy of your repair request online confirmation with your module, your preferred form of payment, along with a piece of paper that includes your name, return address, phone number and the year, make and model of your vehicle.
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After you’ve sent us your faulty ABS module, our IPC-certified technicians will repair it, test it and send it back within 24 hours.