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    ....is it the same process as the Vectra to replace them or have Vauxhall made it complicated??

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    Seems to be the same as the Vectra-C, i.e. no rewind tool needed for the front calipers, (you do need one for the rears, but I've heard talk you need left and right handed threads, one for each side, ala Ford Mondeo estate), and you just undo the slide bolts and pull the caliper apart.

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    Done mine all round the other week.....pads sit inside a metal clip which fits in the caliper so make sure this comes with the pads as this is what causes the rears to stick and bind(copper grease a good idea)..

    My rear calipers both wound back in clockwise.....

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    if you have the electronic parking brake i hear you have to re set the cars electronics using a computer after changing rear pads ???????

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    The parking brakes are still pulled on by cables......these go to the motor which is in the n/s part of the boot....looking from underneath it looks just like the Vectra..

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    I do have the electronic handbrake button, does that mean I cant DIY the brakes, is it a dealer job?? What if I just leave the handbrake off??

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    Leave the handbrake off and it's the same as the Veccy....cables stay attached to the caliper ....

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