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My MB mechanic changed the wheel sensor of my 1998 Mercedes Benz C230 but ABS light is still
on. Is it safe to drive C230 model with ABS light on? I know, the risk of skidding
is always there if brake pedal is pressed suddenly. Besides that, is there any other risk?

Personally, I just bought this used car and just paid for a lot of repairs on the suspension. I only plan on having this car for 2-3 more years and really am just looking to get as many miles out of it. So I can't tell if this is a must fix as long as I'm careful to pump the brakes. I do live in MN though. They keep the roads clean but it's a severe winter.

If it's not a faulty sensor, I'm assuming it could be a wiring or fuse issue? I'm just trying to gauge the full risk of the ABS light besides skidding if the brake is pressed suddenly.
 

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Hello!
My MB mechanic changed the wheel sensor of my 1998 Mercedes Benz C230 but ABS light is still
on. Is it safe to drive C230 model with ABS light on? I know, the risk of skidding
is always there if brake pedal is pressed suddenly. Besides that, is there any other risk?

Personally, I just bought this used car and just paid for a lot of repairs on the suspension. I only plan on having this car for 2-3 more years and really am just looking to get as many miles out of it. So I can't tell if this is a must fix as long as I'm careful to pump the brakes. I do live in MN though. They keep the roads clean but it's a severe winter.

If it's not a faulty sensor, I'm assuming it could be a wiring or fuse issue? I'm just trying to gauge the full risk of the ABS light besides skidding if the brake is pressed suddenly.
Should be fine.
From my own experience, our w202 has an intermittent ABS light. (sensor hasnt been changed....yet). I attribute it to a dirty sensor, but that's just me making lazy excuses.
For salt infested regions, I highly recommend regular fresh warm water hose rinsing for the undercarriage, wheel wells, brake and suspension components after a salty week of driving. More often is better.
I realize it's not easily accessible/practical to do this, but....(Like brushing your teeth 2-3Xs daily, after meals)
:)
 

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Hello!
My MB mechanic changed the wheel sensor of my 1998 Mercedes Benz C230 but ABS light is still
on. Is it safe to drive C230 model with ABS light on? I know, the risk of skidding
is always there if brake pedal is pressed suddenly. Besides that, is there any other risk?

Personally, I just bought this used car and just paid for a lot of repairs on the suspension. I only plan on having this car for 2-3 more years and really am just looking to get as many miles out of it. So I can't tell if this is a must fix as long as I'm careful to pump the brakes. I do live in MN though. They keep the roads clean but it's a severe winter.

If it's not a faulty sensor, I'm assuming it could be a wiring or fuse issue? I'm just trying to gauge the full risk of the ABS light besides skidding if the brake is pressed suddenly.
You are having another problem it was not the wheel sensor that was bad and no its better to fix the problem. Bleed the brakes of all air. Check esp the angle sensor
 
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