ABS Computer Module Replacement

Step by step replacement guide for changing an ABS computer control module. This article pertains to many ABS brake system vehicles.

Difficulty Scale: 3 of 10

Tools and Supplies Needed

  • Replacement ABS computer control module
  • Socket set including torx
  • Screw driver set
  • Shop towels
  • Protective eyewear and gloves
Before you begin place car on level ground with the emergency brake set. Remove the battery cable from the negative side of the battery


Step 1 - Locate and identify the ABS brake computer module which is usually under the hood or mounted to the frame rail under the vehicle. Then disconnect all electrical connectors.

Disconnecting Electrical Connectors

Step 2 - Next, remove all ABS controller mounting screws, these bolts can be torx head bolts.

Removing ABS Computer Controller Mounting Bolts

Step 3 - Once all mounting bolts have been removed gently remove the controller by lifting it straight up from the ABS valve assembly.

Removing ABS Computer Control Module


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Article first published (Updated 2014-12-30)