What causes ABS light on trailer?
ABS on trailers also receive backup power through the brake light circuit. In some cases, certain types of malfunctions can cause the ABS indicator light to turn on each time the brake is applied. While the ABS may be partially working, in this condition it is not working properly.
How does ABS work on a trailer?
The trailer ABS controls wheel slip to ensure trailer stability and steerability during braking. It slows down the vehicle as far as possible within physical limits.
How does ABS system work in heavy duty trailers?
It is also known as an anti-skid braking system. The system functions with the air brake system that is found in heavy-duty trailers. ABS ensures that wheels maintain their contact with the ground when the driver applies the braking system.
How can I tell if my trailer ABS is working?
Pull on the johnson bar and see if the light stays on as long as the brake lights do. Your trailer ABS system IS correctly (and supposed to be) tied into your brake light circuit. That is designed as a backup to the constant powered “center pole” conductor (blue wire) should you have a failure.
How to troubleshoot a trailer air brake system?
The purpose of the chart is to help you solve a specific problem in the pneumatic portion of a trailer air brake system with the assumption the foundation brake components and tractor pneumatics are in good repair. Identify which system is malfunctioning. (Refer to how to check your system). Identify your system from the schematics shown.
What happens when the ABS system is not working?
The sensors detect wheel speed, and will send a message to the ABS module to rapidly pump the brakes when it is detected that the vehicle is skidding or has lost traction. When the ABS system is not functioning then loss of traction, skidding, and hydroplaning are far more likely to occur under heavy braking conditions.