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    Question brake pad sensor

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    I have just changed the front brake pad on my car after the warnning light came on and re-useed the pad sensor but the light is still on do I have to put a new sensor on as well ????

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    [quote=andrew m;951146]Hi all
    I have just changed the front brake pad on my car after the warnning light came on and re-useed the pad sensor but the light is still on do I have to put a new sensor on as well ???? [/q

    Just as well to mate, they are less than a tenner from the dealer. I had to do this on mine recently

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    mine done that, i bought a new sensor of ebay ad its been fine ever sinse

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    Try a search, I recall someone talking about a good clean prior to refitting or if too bad connect wires together until you are sorted hth .......

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    They wear through when the pad deteriorates , it must be replaced as it's not a serviceable item.
    As said above , you can splice the wire and join the cores which fools the sensor .
    But best bet is to replace.

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    Or just cut the wire, strip it back a bit on each end, and join them together. Light goes out, problem solved, 10 squid saved for other more important things. Much easier just to check your brakes every wee while and see when they need changing instead of relying on a sensor...

    Probably won't be for a while though...

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    I joined the wires together, and the light has stayed off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ste View Post
    I joined the wires together, and the light has stayed off.
    That's what I did when I did my brakes.

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    I was helping a friend do a front set of pads and discs on a 309 the other day.

    " hey - these discs and pads are differerent. The discs have this castleated ring, and there's wires on the pads "

    " Ummm - that'll be your ABS and pad wear."

    " Old ones didn't have them "

    " Should you have them ? "

    " Yes ! "

    .....too many bodge artists out there guys. Not the time to find out your car doesn't have something it should have, like ABS, when you really need it

    PLUS - if you sell a car, having disabled a fitted system, could you be held liable for any subsequent accident ?

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    Don't see why mate - you buy a car sold as seen privately, plus you couldn't prove that the previous owner knew anything about it...

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