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Old 01-07-2013, 09:33 PM   #5
E30M42cab
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The thing is, the sensor wires can wiggle around a little bit, dirt and moisture can find their way into the chassis harness plugs. Corrosion can make the plug contacts weak and the circuit can open up, causing the light to go on. Check to make sure the connections are clean and tight. The light will only come on when the sensor wears through the wire, creating an open circuit. unless you're completely through a wire, your plug connections are weak.
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