Note: These are general instructions for all kinds of automobiles.
The ABS control module is a crucial component of your vehicle, for it is in charge of the anti-lock braking system of your ride. It comes together with the power pump assembly and you can find it on the firewall of your automobile. ABS control modules can sometimes short out and eventually stop working. If that has happened and you already have a new replacement, you'll be able to save money by installing it yourself.
Here is a guide to help in the process of taking out your old ABS control module and putting your new one.
Tools and Materials Needed:
- New ABS control module
Safety Reminder: Always wear protective gear, such as safety glasses and latex gloves, while working on your automobile.
- Find your automobile's On-Board Diagnostics (OBD) connection, which may be in the upper right portion from where your brake pedal is.
- Attach your scan tool into the OBD connection while the key is in the ON position.
- Collect all trouble codes and check your vehicle's service manual and look for a trouble code index that guides you to the specific part.
- Unplug the negative cable of your automobile.
- Open the hood and find your ABS control module, which is usually on the driver's side of the engine compartment's front corner.
- Remove the wiring from your vehicle's ABS control module.
- Get a wrench to take out the mounting bolts that secure the ABS control module.
- Take your busted ABS control module out and put in your new one.
- Connect the wiring terminal to your vehicle's new ABS control module.
- Get the negative cable reconnected to the battery of your automobile.
- Take your vehicle for a road test. Make sure you perform different driving styles, like idle, deceleration, and full throttle, so that the brake ABS module will be able to re-acquire the right commands.
- Clear all the codes that are present.
- Turn your automobile off.
- Turn your automobile on.
- See the scanner connection if there are codes that still appear.