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Probably not the forum to include this bit of information but still interesting. Might be someone here with a temporary solution.

Friend has a 2018 2500 Cummins. He just left my dealership with somber face. His ABS light keeps coming on with a "ding ding" and lighting up. I told him to use black tape over the light but have no solution for the noise that comes on and off regularly. Well the dealer will fix it. The problem is they just told him they are not allowed to order the module until January. Then, after they order it, it may take months for it to come in.

Absolutely ridiculous that a company with such resources cannot supply simple parts in a reasonable, timely manner. I know the Ecodiesel owners cannot get major parts, like engines. Also know I cannot get the injector pump for a recall since last November. Just makes me wonder why we buy their products. Then when you look at the options, there really are not any viable ones to Ram, Ford and GM.

Anyone know how to disable the ABS module short of removing the fuse. Seems if you do that there are unintended consequences, at least according to his dealer.
 

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Got a tip that an Alpha OBD, whatever that is, could disable the thing. Only good up to 2012, it might work if he can find someone to try.

Dealer told him it would be covered under warranty. My guess is he will hope it comes in earlier and try to endure that constant "binging" and light. If it drives him nuts then purchasing something is an option. I will forward all ideas to him.
 

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Friend has a 2018 2500 Cummins. He just left my dealership with somber face. His ABS light keeps coming on with a "ding ding" and lighting up. I told him to use black tape over the light but have no solution for the noise that comes on and off regularly. Well the dealer will fix it. The problem is they just told him they are not allowed to order the module until January. Then, after they order it, it may take months for it to come in.
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My electronic gremlins a year ago on Classic ED were diagnosed as bad ABS module. The dealership found there were TWO available in the US!! There were about 15 or so at dealerships but most were not available. They were on backorder 'til April (from September). Fortunately, one was close enough to our travels that we rerouted to Long Island and got one of them installed. It solved our problems for about 250 miles! Wish your friend Good Luck for me.
 

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It solved our problems for about 250 miles! Wish your friend Good Luck for me.
Only 250 miles?

Guessing that did not solve the problem or another came on that changed your prespective. The lack of parts and failure of these darn electronic components has both increased the pricing of things and make the old reliable unreliable.
 

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Only 250 miles?

Guessing that did not solve the problem or another came on that changed your prespective. The lack of parts and failure of these darn electronic components has both increased the pricing of things and make the old reliable unreliable.
Right. The sixth dealership that I tried to get help from had a good tech who diagnosed "stretched pins" and put in a pin kit to fix it. I was going to point out also that the diagnostic software led the NY dealer to put in an unneeded ABS module, leaving only one available in the US at that time. Actually, there were about ten in dealer inventories, but they wouldn't let go of them if needed in a different part of the country.
 

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This idea of "stretched pins" is different. I did forward that to the owner of the truck having the issue.
 

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This idea of "stretched pins" is different. I did forward that to the owner of the truck having the issue.
Yeah, the terminology seemed oxymoronic. Stretched sockets would make more sense. Here are some details.
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