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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 04-29-2019, 03:49 PM Thread Starter
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Flashing ABS Light - Gen 3

Well, now *I* have the flashing ABS light. I went through every ABS flashing light thread on the forum and to summarize:

1) Lots of posts about LED lights which don't apply to me.

2) Even more posts about cleaning the ABS sensor rotors and sensors. But the odd thing is I didn't find a single case where this proved to be a permanent solution.

3) Huge amount of posts about a possible temperature relationship (but that wouldn't fix anything).

The two permanent solutions I found:

1) Bill Lumberg solved his by replacing the rear brake switch

2) passx solved his by replacing the front brake switch

So what's involved in changing these out? Do you have to break into the hydraulic systems or are these just switches for the lights and ABS?

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post #2 of 31 (permalink) Old 04-29-2019, 04:18 PM
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sometimes it's just the brake pedal/lever hanging 'on' a bit. clean and lube.....sorry never replaced any switches some one else will have to chime in to answer your specific question
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Do a reset on the ABS , disconnect the battery, leave for a minute, reconnect, and see how it is, if still no good check the Denver's on the front and rear wheels, what were you doing with the bike just prior to this problem occuring.
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The only problem resolution I've done so far was to lube the rear brake lever and the piston that it raises and lowers and to make sure the brake pedal was up when the light was flashing.

By Denver's you mean sensors? As I said, no one has ever posted cleaning the sensors has resulted in a permanent fix.

I'm not sure if this started the day before or the day after I installed the STS Smart Brake. I guess the next thing would be to remove it and see if I still have the problem.
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Good on checking if the brake pedal is sticking.
Remove and clean the ABS sensors at least once, and grease with some silicone grease to prevent future issues. A small amount of corrosion can bridge between the metal part of the sensor and the aluminum housing it goes into.... however, I'd think more of an intermittent problem.
Definitely check out the STS brake install......

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Postoak I went through all of this, none of it fixed anything until the Switch(s) and relay(s) were replaced. The front switch was bad but they weren’t sure if it definitely was the switch or the relay so they just replaced both. They also checked the diagnostics on the rear switch/relay and found it marginal so replaced both as well.

The only thing else that had any effect at all was cleaning the sensor cases, the front was fine but the rear was very dirty & corroded, theabs light still came on but at more longer intervals of it being off. All the rest of the prescribed “stuff” just kept me busy until the dealer had time to work on it, thank goodness for the YES warranty.

Personally I would change the switch on the front (have you noticed any oddities with the cruise control ?) first($88.67) there are 2 actual switch’s in it, one for the brakes, one for the cruise, both are very poorly protected against the weather. By the way it is located on the bracket bottom for the front m/c. Easy to get to, one screw, off-on, easy peasey.

One other Suggestion I would add is it maybe worth a try to just remove the switch and clean it well with some contact cleaner first, if that has no effect then i’d do the same for the rear switch ($31) I suspect it’s the front but a good cleaning while it probably won’t long term fix it, it may point you to the one that’s defective. Hope that helps.

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Well, it was that simple. I disconnected the STS Smart Brake and no more flashing light. Now I have to see if STS has a fix for this.

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Postoak, not wanting to sound silly here, but what exactly does the STS Smartbrake do?
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It senses when you engine brake and turns on the brake light. It can put on the brake light as usual or make it flash.

I spoke with STS support today and they report they've had one other FJR owner report this problem. They want me to run the STS ground directly to the frame, which solved the other owner's issue.

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Thanks Post, now I remember what they are, thanks. Let us know if the dedicated ground fix’s it.

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