I pulled out of the drive way last week and the brake felt soft. Looking at the dash I saw the brake light and ABS lights come on 2 seconds apart as the fluid emptied out behind the truck. Turns out dodge had a recall for brake lines going out next to the tank on the frame rail in 2001. I'm the second owner. The lines are now replaced by Car-X and the brakes seem to work fine. Car-x said they could'nt find any codes making the lights stay on. Dodge wants 100.00 to run a diagnostic instead of just shutting them off.I've disconnected the battery for several hours to see if that would help, but they are still on. Any ideas? Kevin
ABS and brake lights won't go off. on 2000 Dodge Ram 1500
by kdodge4x4 in Independence, KY on January 06, 2011
ANSWER by dandd on January 06, 2011
There are plenty of shops that have a Dodge ABS capable scanner that will plug it in and shut off the code, if there is no problem for about 1/2 hour of labor. If there is a problem then the light will come back on. Since ABS is a safety system disconnecting the battery will do nothing.