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ABS lamp is on! Now, what do you do?

By October 10, 2018 No Comments

ABS issues can be diagnosed with a few methods and tools; blink code, laptops, or LITECHECK’s INSPECTOR 920.

Fault identification through blink code can be a trying task. The technician must know what brand ECU they have and the appropriate electrical sequence to turn on blink codes. The ABS lamp must be on and working so the technician can count the number of times they blink. The technician must then look through the ECU manufacturer’s book to see what the fault means and the recommended fix. Also, they must hope that the technician did not miss a blink otherwise they may be chasing the wrong fault. Technicians are only presented one fault at a time.

ABS lamp is on! What do you do?

The laptop can show you the faults, how to fix them and some more information. It comes with cables, and adapters, which can be a mess just to hook up. Companies and technicians must have the proper computer software to work with each individual ECU manufacturers and have the correct version of software which may require an annual upgrade/update fee.

The Lite-Check Inspector 920 takes a lot of this grief away. Unlike simply reading blink codes, the Inspector identifies the ECU manufacturer, active and stored faults, but also presents the suggested fixes straight from the correct manufacturer. Simply plug the Inspector 920 into the 7-way and you’re ready to go. Unlike a laptop interface, the Inspector 920 includes ABS software updates FREE OF CHARGE for the life of the tool. You can learn more about the Inspector 920 ABS operation by watching our video.

Additionally the Lite-Check Inspector 920 offers air and electrical operations in addition to the advanced ABS diagnostics listed above. With the air, electrical, and AIR diagnostics, the complete operations of the trailer can be operated and any issues identified.