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Old 08-08-2011, 11:29 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Oh, and we tried unplugging the BOO switch and the light stayed on. Only unplugging from the brake fluid level sensor turned it off.
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Old 08-08-2011, 05:35 PM   #12 (permalink)
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What is the name of the rebuild place in Idaho? A number of folks on here have reported having to buy a new one from Ford. This info would be great to know...
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Necro thread bump.

So, I had the same issue that the original poster had last winter. I got a junkyard ABS module with TC and replaced the part. That solved the problem.

...Until the last month. The progressions started exactly the same as last time. On startup, the red brake light would stay on for several minutes. Then the TC light would flash briefly and both lights would go off.

Anytime the brake light is on, the TC and ABS are not functioning. Anytime it is off, they work.

So, Nick or anyone else. While I would rather keep putting 15 dollar junkyard parts in it every year instead of a 200 dollar new part, I would prefer that it get fixed and stay fixed. Has anyone had any luck fixing this part? I unfortunately did not hang on to the last one I removed, so nothing to look at there.

Looks like I'll be going junkyard shopping soon before the winter arrives in earnest.
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My 01 wagon has the same problem. Brake light on, however I have not seen the TC light come on at all. The old owner told me it was the ebrake switch cause "he used to push up on the pedal and the light would go out" which is a load of BS. TC also does not work cause I can smoke the tires. I disconnected it and the light is still on. I havent checked the float or anything else....... yet. Winter is coming and ABS/TC would be a nice thing to have in the northeast
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People with other makes/models, like Volvos, have places they can send the trac cont module of to, to be rebuilt. I need to find out who does that...
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Ok, I think i have something related to this but not sure. My brake light will come on for 4 or 5 seconds and then go off and never come on again during the day. It has done this 2 times in the past week. Not sure where to start with this, maybe the BOO switch.
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Check fluid level in master cylinder reservoir and check that your e-brake is fully released.
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The first thing I did was check the ebrake. I pushed it in and popped it back out. The light only comes on for a few seconds not enough time for me to see if thats what shut it off or not. I will check the fluid level while I'm doing my plugs, wires and oil.
Thank you for the quick response.
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ok its not low on fluid either. Just to update.
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Old 08-20-2012, 02:13 PM   #20 (permalink)
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OReilly used to offer module rebuilding services through their stores. I'm not sure what types of modules they support or even if they still do it or the cost. Basically, you bring them your module and they box it up and send it to some rebuilder and then it is sent back to the store once done and you pick it up and reinstall. I would check with them and see if they still offer this service or maybe they can give you the name of the vendor they use. I'd probably suspect that it is Cardone doing the service for them. I have seen a few listings on Rockauto for rebuild services too for your item....might check them out as well.

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