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    I know that there is a sensor in the front brakes on the veccy but is there sensors on the back pads too. Mine look pretty low and there is no sign of the warning light coming on?
    Also could i change the pads myself? If not, how much would it cost for vx to do them?
    Cheers dudes.

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    There's a sensor on the front, but not on the rear, you'll need to listen for scraping noises. The backs can be awkward as the caliper piston needs to be wound back. If in doubt, get a garage to do it. At the end of the day, you don't want to be bodging brakes!!

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    you need this tool to wind the brakes back

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/DRAPER-33606-C...QQcmdZViewItem
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/SYKES-PICKAVAN...QQcmdZViewItem

    its not had to do the job bet you do need the tool to do it

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    your right, i need the tool !!!
    However, if i though i would be paying £50 or £60 quid for vx to change them it would be worth my while in buying the tool and pads and just doing it myself,
    WOULDN'T IT ?????

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    It's an easy enough job Larry - and as you say the tool would cost you as much (or less probably) as the labour for the dealer to do them. There is a How 2 on how to change rear pads. Have a look and see if it helps.

    It is an easy job, but as Andrew said if you're not confident doing it then get it done by somebody else.

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    duncan is right, with the tool i bet you could do both side in about 1 1/2 hours
    and thats taking your time to

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    1.5 hours? How many tea breaks are you taking?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan View Post
    1.5 hours? How many tea breaks are you taking?
    took me less than 30 mins to do mine but then i did have all the tools for the job

    and i had a cupper to

    its not a race to finish the job you just need to do it right

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    lol - I know. I was jesting with you.

    It always takes longer the first time you do something anyway, so by the time you've got it jacked up, wheels off, sussed out what you're taking off etc. an hour and half is probably about right for doing it for the very first time from start to finish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisgettings View Post
    you need this tool to wind the brakes back

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/DRAPER-33606-C...QQcmdZViewItem
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/SYKES-PICKAVAN...QQcmdZViewItem

    its not had to do the job bet you do need the tool to do it
    Be careful as i don't think either of these will fit the piston - will need to get a seperate adaptor

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