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    I had a warning symbol come up on my dash (In the small space that the picture of the car sits in that tells you if your doors are open etc...). I got to work...normal drive in (about 20-25min drive)...parked up and let it tick over as usual and this symbol appeared. I turned the car off and gave it a few seconds and turned it on again and it was still there. Came inside and had a search on here, went back outside to take a picture of it (5 mins later) and it is not on anymore (for now ).

    I've tried to draw a pic of it as i don't have my owners manual with me.


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    brake wear sensor mate.

    the sensor is on the front right wheel i think.

    means your pads are getting low.

    mine was intermittent for a while before it came on permanently.

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    Cheers mate.

    why would that be on when i had new brakes all round a few months ago?

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    Quote Originally Posted by parsco View Post
    Cheers mate.

    why would that be on when i had new brakes all round a few months ago?
    was the sensor replaced at the same time?

    it could be a worn sensor, or a dodgy connection

    excellent drawing by the way!

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    Righto best get it checked out cheers.

    Thanks...AutoCAD

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    Easiest way is just to snip the wires for the sensor and connect them together. that way, the warning will never come on and you can save 8 quid on replacing it...

    You just have to keep an eye on the pads yourself, which I'm sure is something anyone on here can do...

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    For the sake of 8 quid i would replace the sensor rather than bodge it

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    I have the wires shorted and it was picked up on the MOT but not a failure.

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    Dont bodge it. Get a new sensor.

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