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    Hi just changed the front pads (Vec C 2004) as the warning light had come on lastnight.

    Refitted the sensor wire but the light wont go off!!


    Any suggestions??

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    Once the warning light has come on, you need to replace the sensor.

    Either that, or short the wires together going to it. Personally though I would prefer to change the sensor for less than £10.

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    I've just read about this on another forum. This is a devious system - there is actually a wire loop at the tip of the sensor, covered by plastic. Once worn through, the wire loop is cut to open the circuit which trips the warning light.

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    Its a failsafe system...ur choice to either replace the sensor or join them together to complete a non functioning safety circuit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dal5band View Post
    This is a devious system.
    What's so devious about it?

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    Just link it out mate....Fail safe....Safety circuit...! its just an indicator to tell you your pads are getting low. Its just as easy to take a look every now and then like in the good old days. Spend the £20 you save by using your eyes on a treat for ya kids.
    as soon as you link it out the light will go out.

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