Ugh— I was worried that this was still not fixed. Thank you for these thoughts. I did get an OEM relay and fitted it into the R17 slot mentioned earlier in this thread. It has definitely made a change, though I don’t know how that fits. As I wasn’t sure the relay would fix it, and since the ABS light was also on, I purchased a used ABS pump on eBay from a rover with no lights (ABS/brake/TC) with the idea that, if I installed and found it solved the problem, I could invest in a rebuilt one. Is that my next step, or is there another first?ABS pump coming back on after the number of presses you mention is indeed normal. However, the brake light coming on is not normal.
ABS fault light is one of the few error codes with P38s that self resets once the fault goes away-unlike Service Engine Soon light, for example.
I think there is something in the system that is causing a delay as to when the ABS pump is engaged. The cause could be as simple as sticking ABS relay. Or, the problem may be an issue with the ABS pump motor itself.
For starters, make sure that the relay in the fuse box slot for the ABS pump is the correct heavy duty type.
Thanks for your help— I’m driving as-is around town but can’t risk carrying my family, and definitely don’t want to risk trailering though the WV mountains until I know it’s safe. I appreciate anything you could suggest!