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    Hi guys, Im getting the brakes pads (all round) changed today but Vauxhall wont be able to get the brake pad sensor for another couple days. So in the mean time will there be a problem if I cut the old sensor off and join the 2 wires together ? I know this gets rid of the dash light but does it cause any problems like heated up wires :S
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    No, it wont cause any problems

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    great cheers

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    Loads of us have done this to save the tenner for the new wire - we're perfectly capable of looking at our own brakes...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Penfold101 View Post
    Loads of us have done this to save the tenner for the new wire - we're perfectly capable of looking at our own brakes...
    But what about the next person who owns the car? They might not be so mechanically compitent and think that they have a warning light to inform them of worn brake pads, whereas in fact the previous owner bypassed it without telling them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Dave View Post
    But what about the next person who owns the car? They might not be so mechanically compitent and think that they have a warning light to inform them of worn brake pads, whereas in fact the previous owner bypassed it without telling them.
    Risk you take with any used car through a private sale. You have no idea what could be wrong with it...

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    do you just cut the wires and join them together?

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    Simple as that yes. Remember though you have to strip the insulation first before joining the wires. LoL.

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    I removed mine completely and linked the little plug in socket bit with a small bit of wire. I then taped it up with black electricians tap and cable tied out of the way.

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