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    I'm fitting the 314 mm brake upgrade to my vectra, I've got the calipers, discs and pads.... Do I need anything else like pad sensors etc.... Calipers have been sent off for sand blasting so I can paint em up,,

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    Yea, you need the carriers.

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    Got the carriers... Any idea if I need pad sensors or anything else..

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    You'll probably need a new pad sensor because the old one will be very brittle (due to the heat from the brakes) where it connects to the pads, and may break when you try to remove it. Also, the sensor comes in two versions, one has a longer wire and most people find they need the longer one with the 314s; you'll have the shorter one at the moment on your car.

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    Thanks pal.... I'll have to get some sensors then, any idea how much they are

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    had mine fitted 2 days ago, my sri didnt have any wear sensors. you deffo got them mate?

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    had mine fitted 2 days ago, my sri didnt have any wear sensors. you deffo got them mate?
    All Vectra-Cs have them, you'll find on yours that in the past someone has cut the sensor off the wire and connected the two wires together to complete the circuit and fool the system into thinking that the sensor is intact. Which means you'll need to keep an eye on pad wear because the sensor isn't there to tell you, any more.

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    no, what that means is tommrow im going to investigate this futher my friend and put it back to what ever way it should be, what side would my sensor be on, as you have really upset me by telling me this lol.

    and is there one on the rear?

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    Not one on the rear and the front one should Be on the passenger side of the vehicle

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    cheers, this has really p***ed me off hearing this.

    will the pad have to come back out when i buy a replacement sensor?

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