ABS Module Removal Tutorials
  • 1999-2001 Volvo S80

  • 2000-2001 Volvo C70/S70/V70

  • 1996-97 Volvo 850 & 1998-99 Volvo70

  • Volvo Turbo Models
  • 2007-2011 Toyota Camry

  • 1999-2001 Volvo S80 Removal Instructions  
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    1. Remove the Air cleaner assembly, top and bottom. There is no need to disconnect the Air Mass Sensor, just set the top of the air cleaner to the side.

    2. Spray some WD-40 on the three plastic retainers that hold the bottom of the air cleaner to the chassis. The best way to remove the bottom it is by pulling straight up with a quick pull, like catching it by surprise.

    3. Remove the two ABS fuses from the fuse panel.
      1999 S80 fuses #11 and #12. 2000 S80 fuses #14 and #19.

    4. Remove the large connector. There is a lever (black plastic cover, see picture #3 and #4) with a release tab built into the connector, that you pull up to disconnect the connector. In picture #3, the arrow points to the release tab. Push the tab and pull the connector up. Be careful not to break it. You may pull the fuse box up to allow you to open the connector cover.

    5. Continue pulling (lifting or rotating) the black plastic cover until the connector is disconnected from the controller.
      NOTE: In some 2000 and 2001 models you need to remove the bolts first and then lower the ABS unit to be able to release the cover for the large connector. To remove the bolts see step #9

    6. Remove the small connector with 2 wires. This is the power connector. See picture #3.

    7. Once the connectors are removed you will need a very special tool, it is a Torx wrench (socket) E5
      There are 4 of these bolts.
    8. You may have to bend the steel brake lines a little to allow the ratchet to fit in that area.
      If you are in the East coast or in an area where salt is used on the roads in the winter, you must spray some WD-40 on the bolts and then tap (with a large wrench) the E5 Torx socket into the head of the bolt. Make sure you spend some time tapping every bolt to break the rust. If a bolt is stuck and the bolt head is rounded, you will need to cut the bolt off.

    9. When the bolts are removed, you pull the unit straight away from the brake block assembly. There are 7, 8 or 10 plungers that protrude into the ABS controller. Even though this sounds complicated, it is a fairly easy job.

    10. The ABS fuses (#11 and #12) must be removed before the ABS module connector is disconnected.

    11. For legal reasons I do not recommend that you drive your car without the ABS unit; however, everybody has driven their car without the unit without harming any systems. The cruise control will not work while the unit is removed. The ABS, STC and TRACS (If your car has it) will not work while the ABS Control Unit is removed (These do not work when the ABS light is ON), which is the same situation as when your ABS Unit has failed. You must understand that if you drive your car without the ABS unit, you are doing it at your own risk.

    12. If you drive your Volvo without the ABS unit, the check engine light will turn on. You will receive instructions on how to turn the CEL off once your repaired unit is sent to you.

    13. You may want to protect the connector and the solenoids (metal cylinders) from moisture by enclosing it with a plastic bag.

    14. To ship your ABS unit, enclose it in an anti-static bag if you can find one. If not, wrap it in aluminum foil and then protect it in bubble wrapping.

     

    2000-2001 Volvo 70 Series Removal Instructions  
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    1. Remove the Air cleaner assembly, top and bottom. There is no need to disconnect the Air Mass Sensor, just set the top of the air cleaner to the side.

    2. Spray some WD-40 on the three plastic retainers that hold the bottom of the air cleaner to the chassis. The best way to remove the bottom it is by pulling straight up with a quick pull, like catching it by surprise.

    3. Remove the two ABS fuses from the fuse panel.
      1999 S80 fuses #11 and #12. 2000 S80 fuses #14 and #19.

    4. Remove the large connector. There is a lever (black plastic cover, see picture #3 and #4) with a release tab built into the connector, that you pull up to disconnect the connector. In picture #3, the arrow points to the release tab. Push the tab and pull the connector up. Be careful not to break it. You may pull the fuse box up to allow you to open the connector cover.

    5. Continue pulling (lifting or rotating) the black plastic cover until the connector is disconnected from the controller.
      NOTE: In some 2000 and 2001 models you need to remove the bolts first and then lower the ABS unit to be able to release the cover for the large connector. To remove the bolts see step #9

    6. Remove the small connector with 2 wires. This is the power connector. See picture #3.

    7. Once the connectors are removed you will need a very special tool, it is a Torx wrench (socket) E5
      There are 4 of these bolts.
    8. You may have to bend the steel brake lines a little to allow the ratchet to fit in that area.
      If you are in the East coast or in an area where salt is used on the roads in the winter, you must spray some WD-40 on the bolts and then tap (with a large wrench) the E5 Torx socket into the head of the bolt. Make sure you spend some time tapping every bolt to break the rust. If a bolt is stuck and the bolt head is rounded, you will need to cut the bolt off.

    9. When the bolts are removed, you pull the unit straight away from the brake block assembly. There are 7, 8 or 10 plungers that protrude into the ABS controller. Even though this sounds complicated, it is a fairly easy job.

    10. The ABS fuses (#11 and #12) must be removed before the ABS module connector is disconnected.

    11. For legal reasons I do not recommend that you drive your car without the ABS unit; however, everybody has driven their car without the unit without harming any systems. The cruise control will not work while the unit is removed. The ABS, STC and TRACS (If your car has it) will not work while the ABS Control Unit is removed (These do not work when the ABS light is ON), which is the same situation as when your ABS Unit has failed. You must understand that if you drive your car without the ABS unit, you are doing it at your own risk.

    12. If you drive your Volvo without the ABS unit, the check engine light will turn on. You will receive instructions on how to turn the CEL off once your repaired unit is sent to you.

    13. You may want to protect the connector and the solenoids (metal cylinders) from moisture by enclosing it with a plastic bag.

    14. To ship your ABS unit, enclose it in an anti-static bag if you can find one. If not, wrap it in aluminum foil and then protect it in bubble wrapping.
    1996-1997 Volvo 850 & 1998-1999 Volvo 70 Series  
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    1. Remove the ABS fuse from the fuse block next to the left of the windshield/wiper. In the 96-97 850 it is fuse #14. See picture #1.

    2. Remove the large connector. There is a lever (black plastic cover, see picture #3 and #4) built into the connector, that you pull
      up to disconnect the connector. Be careful not to break it. In picture #3, the arrow points to the release tab. Push the tab and pull the connector up.

    3. Continue pulling the black plastic cover until the connector is disconnected from the controller.

    4. Remove the small connector with 2 wires. This is the power connector. See picture #3.

    5. Once the connectors are removed you will need a very special tool, it is a Torx wrench (socket) E5 and a 1/4" ratchet driver. There are 4 of these bolts.

    6. If you are in the East coast or in an area where salt is used on the roads in the winter, you must spray some WD-40 on the bolts and then tap (with a large wrench) the E5 Torx socket into the head of the bolt. Make sure you spend some time tapping every bolt to break the rust. If a bolt is stuck and the bolt head is rounded, you will need to cut the bolt off.


    Turbo Model?
    Instructions to deal with the limited space in turbo models. Even if you don't have a turbo model, it will make the removal easier.

    Volvo Turbo Model Removal Instructions  
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    1. Remove the ABS fuse.

    2. Disconnect the air mass meter connector.

    3. Loosen the turbo intake hose clamp and separate the hose from the top portion of the air filter assembly.

    4. Release the clips that hold the top of the air cleaner assembly to the bottom section. There are 6 or 7 clips around the air cleaner assembly.

    5. Release the valve pictured in the circle 4.5. Pull it straight up and set it aside.

    6. Remove the top of the air cleaner assembly and the air cleaner.

    7. Disconnect the fresh air intake hose from the front and where it attaches to the bottom air cleaner assembly.

    8. Spray some WD-40 in the retainer clips of the bottom air cleaner assembly. With a quick motion, pull the air cleaner assy. straight up to release it from the retainer clips.

    9. Remove the bottom air cleaner assembly, lift first the side next to the air intake tubes and release the other side from the fender wall.

    10. After the air cleaner assembly is removed and the turbo intake hose are moved out of the way, you will be able to gain access to the connectors of the ABS unit and to the screws.

    11. This is the best way to position your hands to remove the ABS unit screws.

    12. With your left hand hold the tool tightly against the screws and with the right hand operate the ratchet handle.

    13. Go back and continue with the removal of the ABS unit.


    2007-2011 Toyota Camry  

    1. The ABS module for the 07-11 Camry is located at the front left of the engine bay. Use an E5 torx socket to remove the 4 torx bolts holding the module to the pump. Then pull open the large locking connector to remove, then unclip the smaller connector.

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