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while driving today the brake light and abs light came on. message on crt warned of low brake pressure. went into diagnostics and it showed current code B482 and a history code C553. what do these mean? both warning lights went out when i restarted engine. has anyone else experienced this? confused.gif" border="0

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You won't see any codes on the CRT re. Brakes except, "Low Press". "Low Fluid", etc..<BR> Go to site below, Test Brakes. Read.<BR> Never drive w/ Red light on!<BR> Your brake system suffered a pressure loss for no apparent reason. You may have a Very Serious Problem! Park it until.......

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I agree with Wally, don't drive the car till the brakes are stable. Whenever the red light comes on after the car has been started, there is a pressure loss. I had the same problem. It took a very long time for the red/amber light to go out after I started the car. Then with about every third press on the brake pedal the lights would come back on for a moment and go out. I replaced the Accumulator which cured the problem until the next day. The pressure switch went out too. I replaced that and now all is well. The most common problems are: Bad brake relay, failing accumulator, bad brake pressure switch, bad wiring in the braking circuit, failed or failing pump motor, or combination as in my case. Howard

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My ABS light was taking longer and longer to go out [thought still within average range], so I decided to change the fluid. Was bleeding the calipers and noted that the front pads were worn to less than 1/64th" [so that's what all the noise was, the low pad tang scraping the rotor!]. What surprised me, other than my stupidity in waiting, was how evenly both pads within each caliper had worn!. In a single piston system, you usually see one side wear more than the other. Rebuilt the calipers, bled all, and everything is fine again.

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