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    Had my pads changed today, and the sensor wire broke, fitter said the pads were so worn (done about 50k!) that there was no way to change them without doing so. So far the only problem I can see is that the 'pads low' light stays on.

    A couple of questions then, does this sensor do anything else, such as ABS control?

    How much are they to replace and how easy is it to do? Could I do it myself armed with a few tools?

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    Sensor has nothing to do with any other system. iirc they're about £8 for the wires and it's easy enough to do yourself.

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    Cheers Duncan, any idea of the part number and is there a 'how to' on it?

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    Part number - don't know as my other PC with EPC on is turned off.

    How 2 - Mark (GSi3.2) did a How 2 on replacing front brake pads. It didn't mention the wires, but I'm sure once you've got the pads off it's probably fairly obvious where they go. I've never replaced the pads on the Signum so I don't know. I'm sure a quick PM to Mark would get you a reply.

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    Cheers mate, if it's pads off then it's back to the fitter lol was hoping it would be as simple (yeah I know nothing's as simple as you'd think) wheel off, remove sensor, put new one on and then wheel back on.

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    So easy, dont even need a how-to. remove wire from brake pad. remove wire coming down from car plug about 6 inches up. plug in new!. And then Roberts yours mothers brother. In other words. Bob's yer uncle.

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    Just read VV's post in the above thread on changing pads, sounds like the fix for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by plasma
    So easy, dont even need a how-to. remove wire from brake pad. remove wire coming down from car plug about 6 inches up. plug in new!. And then Roberts yours mothers brother. In other words. Bob's yer uncle.
    So no removing of pads needed then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikeyİ
    Just read VV's post in the above thread on changing pads, sounds like the fix for me
    Nooooooooo!!, you wanna do a proper job and have your sensors working!! lol

    Plasma - do you need to pop the pads out to fit the wires, or do they just slip in behind the pads in situ?

    Edit: we were typing the same question at the same time! lol

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    With the road wheel off u can get to them. Pads can stay in situ, they just clip in a groove on the pad

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