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My wife was driving and called said abs and some other brake

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my wife was driving and called said abs and some other brake lights came on but brakes are still good is this safe
JA: Is it just the ABS light? Or is the brake system warning light on, too?
Customer: she said other lights were on too but no change in braking
JA: What is the model/year of your Mercedes?
Customer: 2003 clk 320
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: nothing she just called
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: the car in in perfect condition only 60,000
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Mercedes
Expert:  rpmdiag replied 2 months ago.

Hi, I'm Ron and I will be helping you today.
Stand by for a moment while I prepare your answer.

Expert:  rpmdiag replied 2 months ago.

You're safe to drive it, but the ABS is disabled right now. You need to scan the computer system for codes to see why the light is on. Most parts stores will check codes for you for free with a code reader BUT, that's all you get is the codes, no data.

To get data, you need a scan tool for this and some parts stores will loan you one for a deposit if you care to attempt this yourself.

Please understand that I don't know your skill level or tools you
have to assist us. Also understand that I can't see, smell, hear, or
touch the vehicle either, so your patience is appreciated. JA is a
great Q/A site, but it does not replace a repair shop. So please
don’t shoot the messenger if I have to deliver bad news:)
If you are satisfied with my answer, I would greatly appreciate a 5
star rating now and I will still assist you after you have rated me
too if another question pops up. I don’t get credit for helping you
until you rate me.
Thanks again, Ron

Expert:  rpmdiag replied 2 months ago.

Did you have any more questions for me at this time?

Thanks again, Ron

Expert:  rpmdiag replied 2 months ago.

Our goal here is to assist you in the repair of your vehicle by
supplying you with well educated information. We may not always
have the exact fix you wanted to hear, but our job is to get you on
the right track, which we always do. We can’t hear, see, smell or
touch your vehicle from where we’re at, so your understanding of
that is greatly appreciated. There are no magical or miraculous
answers, but we do our best to guide you in the right direction.
Thanks, Ron