How to Disable Ford Anti-Lock Breaks

Written by ashton daigle
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The anti-lock brake system, on your Ford is a safety mechanism. It prevents your brakes from locking up when you brake hard in either wet or icy conditions. Your Ford ABS system is comprised of a central control module and individual sensors fastened to each wheel. The sensors relay wheel speed information which triggers the ABS system. It is a good idea to disable the system to avoid electrical shorts during ABS repairs. The ABS system can be disabled by removing its fuse.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Socket set
  • Needle-nose pliers

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Open the bonnet of your Ford and locate the battery. Remove the negative battery cable to prevent electrical shorts while working with your vehicle's fuses.

  2. 2

    Locate your primary fuse box. It will be located near your battery in the front of your engine compartment. It might be on the left or right side, depending on the model of your Ford.

  3. 3

    Open the fuse panel and flip over the lid. Inside will be a fuse box diagram. Locate the ABS fuse on the diagram. Find the corresponding fuse in the fuse box.

  4. 4

    Remove the fuse with a pair of needle nose pliers. This will effectively disable your anti-lock brake system.

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