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Old 05-01-2013, 03:45 PM   #1
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RTAB Replacement and cluster warning lights

I recently replaced my struts/shocks with Koni FSDs and also replaced my RTAB's with M3 style and poly type limiters. After I completed all of the maintenance, I was ready for a test drive and then on to an alignment.

As soon as I started the car, I had yellow DSC, ABS, and BRAKE lights illuminated on the instrument cluster. I checked the blue and black connectors that were disconnected during the RTAB replacement and they were secure. At that point, I thought I had broken a wire on one of the pulse generator sensors on one of the wheels. I got online to see how to test the pulse gen wiring harness. I ran across a thread that stated if you have these lights illuminated, just drive the car 5-8 mph and they will go out.

Sure enough, started driving the car and they went out an all was well. I hadn't seen anyone address this problem before on the RTAB DIYs. Doesn't mean someone hasn't addressed this issue, just that I had not read about it.

I don't know if this happens every time the blue and black connectors are disconnected and reconnected as in the RTAB replacement, but I sure wish that I had known about this from the beginning. I would have been expecting the lights and would have known to just drive the car.

Hope this helps someone.
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Old 05-07-2013, 04:26 PM   #2
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Its not a problem that happens every time, but it does happen from time to time when doing suspension work. Thanks for giving everyone a heads up
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Old 05-07-2013, 05:49 PM   #3
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Since it doesn't happen every time, I guess that's why other diy's don't cover it. It sure caused me some concern until I found out what to do.
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It's always a scare to see those lights come on
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Old 05-08-2013, 01:38 PM   #5
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i've done suspension work on my car many times and have never had a dash light come on afterwards...
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Old 05-09-2013, 01:08 AM   #6
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I guess I'm just lucky.
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