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Re: ABS and Service light on Laguna.
If the fault reader is correct and it is the ABS module that is dodgy it's not that bad a job.
As for safety...well the brakes on the car will just work as normal but with no anti-lock feature. So unless you are used to standing on the brakes and having the ABS kick in you would probably never notice.
However the ABS warning light being on will cause the car to fail the MOT test, and any insurance company would probably take a very dim view if you were in an accident even though the ABS not functioning may have played no part in the accident... not necessarily fair but the way things are these days i'm afraid.
The ABS unit (sometimes called the ABS pump) is behind the bumper on the passenger side of the car, sort of in front of the passenger wheel.
I think it might be possible to get to it by dropping down the passenger side wing liner but I know for sure you can get good access by removing the front bumper.
Here's a link to a thread with details of ABS pump changes.
Laguna II - ABS not working but no warning lights ?
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