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    Do you have to remove the brake pads to change the sensor wire ?

    Need to change mine after hitting a pothole. Informed the council who will get the bill for the sensor and labour costs if I cant do it.

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    Curious how a pot hole has damaged the Pad Sensor?

    Anyway, As far as I can remember you can gently just wobble it out, using a small flat head screwdriver, failing that you could just cut it off.... http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showth...nsor-Quick-Fix

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    Need to just prise pads back very slightly and then it can be removed.

    but as above how did it damage sensor and no other parts?

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    Well im assuming its just the sensor. The dash light came on straight away after hitting the hole. The hole was 5" deep by 4ft by 3ft !!

    The whole car made a terrific bang as I went down it. ****** shook the whole car.

    So hoping its just the sensor as its the nsf wheel with the sensor on and it was that wheel that went down the hole.

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    No damage to the wheel, tyre, or tracking alignment then?

    Maybe the pads are getting low and the jolt was enough to trigger the sensor into shorting out to notify of low pads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Dave View Post
    No damage to the wheel, tyre, or tracking alignment then?

    Maybe the pads are getting low and the jolt was enough to trigger the sensor into shorting out to notify of low pads.
    Pads are fine in terms of wear although they have done 60k but loads on them yet.

    Tracking seems fine as in the car not pulling to 1 side.

    Can only assume the bang has sent enough shock through the car and goosed my sensor.

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    I always look where I'm driving.....LOL

    You do have an excuse though with the pot hole only being 4ft by 3ft and 5" deep.......5" that's a freaking canyon!

    You can just link the wire on the sensor to put the dash light out. Then keep an eye on your pad ware the old fashioned way with your eyes its a way around the annoying light until you refit a sensor. There 10 quid or so....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Signum-Steve View Post
    I always look where I'm driving.....LOL

    You do have an excuse though with the pot hole only being 4ft by 3ft and 5" deep.......5" that's a freaking canyon!

    You can just link the wire on the sensor to put the dash light out. Then keep an eye on your pad ware the old fashioned way with your eyes its a way around the annoying light until you refit a sensor. There 10 quid or so....
    Cheeky git lol.
    It was dark and the hole was full of water, so looked like a puddle. Didn't know I was going to loose my wheel down it!
    Don't want to just cut the wire, as said the council will pay the bill, just wanted to know if I have to remove the pads to fit new wire.?

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    I'd be worried that it's damaged the ABS speed sensor in the hub... Have you any ABS etc lights on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chunklamb View Post
    I'd be worried that it's damaged the ABS speed sensor in the hub... Have you any ABS etc lights on?
    No just the brake pad warning light.

    Its too dam cold to work on the car at the moment .

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