I have a very unique situation. I have a 1992 Chevy Astrovan that was given to me after it had some minor body damage in a small fender bender. It had been labeled as "totalled" at that point by the previous owner's insurance, and they paid out the value of the car. So for me to get the registration, I would have to declare it a salvaged title and have certain certificates to validate the registration. One of those tests is the brake and light test. The brakes work great, the lights come on when they should with one exception. On the dashboard the ABS light and the Brake light are always on. The mechanic performing the test said I had failed because the Brake light on the dashboard will not turn off, and I need to get it fixed. I have had it looked at twice, and each time I am told that the ABS is causing the issue. Fixing the ABS is well over $1000, which I cannot afford. So. That leads me to my question. Is it possible and legal to disconnect an already broken ABS system from this van to solve the dashboard brake light issue so I can pass the test? I know it is illegal to disengage an already working ABS, but given this one is already broken, can it be done legally in California? Any answer would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much.
have the same problem?
Friday, January 27th, 2006 AT 9:31 PM