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    Does anyone know how to turn off the brake pad warning light off using tricks?

    I have had all my brake pads fitted but the light is still on!

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    on the front passsengers side where the brake pad sensor plugs in cut the plug off and earth the wire to the chasis. had to do this on mine cause light wouldnt go off on the dash

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    have you bought the right pads with the wear indicator wire?

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    just join the pad sensor wires

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    a new pad wear sensor is only 8 quid
    My old Signum, the animal; she now rests in pieces in several other members cars.. https://www.vectra-c.com/forum/garag...vehicle&id=200
    The wifes vec show car, started as a standard daily driver and ended up like this. https://www.vectra-c.com/forum/garag...vehicle&id=709



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    thanks guys!

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    I thought the sensor seems quite useless really. Only on one wheel and the rear pads seem to wear 2 - 3 times faster than the fronts, so making visual checks necessary anyway. Or is it just me?

    (I wouldn't rely on the sensor, the sound of metal grinding when you push the middle pedal is a better indicator )

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    Sensor is only on the front wheel anyway.

    Logic behind this is that a mechanic would check the rears at the same time but also, the rears wear at a much lower rate.

    Or you could have a pre-facelift Life model like mine, whereby they did away with the sensor wire altogether!

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    Quote Originally Posted by John C S View Post
    Sensor is only on the front wheel anyway.

    Logic behind this is that a mechanic would check the rears at the same time but also, the rears wear at a much lower rate.

    Or you could have a pre-facelift Life model like mine, whereby they did away with the sensor wire altogether!
    Or an 07 Elite 3.0 V6 like mine - and not have it either...

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    Quote Originally Posted by shearzy View Post
    have you bought the right pads with the wear indicator wire?
    They are separate parts

    Quote Originally Posted by John C S View Post
    you could have a pre-facelift Life model like mine, whereby they did away with the sensor wire altogether!
    The Vectra B was the same, the base models did not have a front brake pad sensor, however there were two wires
    having two wires was fairly pointless as in most cases both had to be replaced; it was very rare for just one to wear out

    I agree though, the rear brakes wear out faster than front brakes, but that is simply due to the poor heat disappation
    I have had that on all the my cars with rear brake discs (rather thn drums)

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