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I have ABS. traction and brakes light on? Is it safe to drive.

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I have ABS. traction and brakes light on? Is it safe to drive. An estimate how much will it cost?
2001 Cadilac Deville
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cadillac
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Cadillac Deville 2001. ABS light Traction and brake lights. Breaks feel fine.
Expert:  ggrote1 replied 1 year ago.
my name is Gary
I am sorry for the long wait
yes the car is fine to drive safe
with those lights all on there is a code or codes set in the ABS system and when those lights are displayed the ABS and traction control are turned off until its fixed
but the brakes will work as usual just NO abs will work if needed
99 % of these are usually a front wheel/hub bearing assembly with the wheel speed sensor built into then sending a wrong signal to the computer
usually that will run @ $ 450 give or take to replace the hub/bearing
this is assuming on the most common issues we have seen with these vehicles turning those lights on in the dash
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have had hub bearings replaced, when they went out before there were no lights on. There was a noise on after about 30 miles of speed. No lights on at all
Expert:  ggrote1 replied 1 year ago.
the codes set will need to be checked to see exactly what area the fault is in
but most common its a wheel speed sensor or possibly the wiring to a wheel speed sensor
without knowing the code numbers set in the computer we are just able to go with what is commonly triggering those lights
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Okay thank you
Expert:  ggrote1 replied 1 year ago.
anytime
let me know how you make out
or even if you can get the code numbers set in the computer we would know 99 % what the area of the issue is
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Okay I will let you know thanks again
Expert:  ggrote1 replied 1 year ago.
anytime
you can always get me right back through this post with any follow up with this question any time even after you rate us here at Justanswer !
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Here are codes c1214 system solenoid relay coil, c1248 EBCM turned on rear brake lamp. I read your answer and here are codes.
Expert:  ggrote1 replied 1 year ago.
thank you for the codes
those codes are saying the connection at the EBCM ( electronic brake control module ) or the EBcM internally is bad causing those codes
if the connection and terminals are good at the EBCM then the EBCM must be replaced to correct these codes
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Are the 2 codes related, or they two different issues. C1224 and C2248 will replacing the EBCM take care of each problem.
Expert:  ggrote1 replied 1 year ago.
yes both codes are related
yes that will correct both codes
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What if I just ignore both lights, what problems will that cause me.
Expert:  ggrote1 replied 1 year ago.
no problems at all
just the lights being displayed and the ABS will NOT work is needed
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks because of age of car I am leaning towards not getting it repaired, 2001 Cadillac DeVille.
Expert:  ggrote1 replied 1 year ago.
the regular brakes will work fine if you do not fix the ABS
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
With not replacing that part can I expect problems from not replacing it
Expert:  ggrote1 replied 1 year ago.
no it will not cause any problems if you do not replace the EBCM
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I saw on computer how you can take it out and send it to to company they will rebuild it. It that a thought or are they phony?
Expert:  ggrote1 replied 1 year ago.
some are legit
usually it ends up being @ the same price to just replace it
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Okay I am curious, they say it is much cheaper. How hard are these to take out. My son is a diesel mechanic . Is it easy to take out
Expert:  ggrote1 replied 1 year ago.
yes to remove the EBCM it is easy
if your son is a mechanic he should be able to do this very easy
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you I will get his opinion. Ask him if he wants take it out for me
Expert:  ggrote1 replied 1 year ago.
ok
let me know how you make out
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
That may take some time to do. How do I rate. Thanks for your help
Expert:  ggrote1 replied 1 year ago.
there should be an option for you to rate on your end

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