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    Default Rear Brake Pads - Changed design or just the wrong ones?

    I've just bought a new set of genuine VX rear pads for my Vectra C 1.8 SXI 2003.

    Based on one of the threads on the forum which quoted 93183140 as the right part number I used the Car Parts Connexion website for the first time and did a parts search. Several dealers came back all saying the part number had been superseded and was now 93190338. I ended up ordering a set from Evans Halshaw in Edinburgh for the incredible price of £12.98 plus VAT!

    The pads arrived in 48hrs but are a different pattern to the ones i've fitted before which have the usual wire clip arrangement on the back, instead these have a wire clip/spring on the tab.

    At first I thought i'd screwed up and ordered the wrong ones but having given it some thought i'm wondering whether VX have altered the pattern and that's the reason for the new part number, afterall the wire clip arrangement was never all that clever in my view. The box clearly says Vectra C / Signum.

    Any VX mechanics out there or anyone else who can advise me? Here's a picture of the pads...


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    Brilliant, funny, I searched the forum before posting this but couldn't find that thread!

    Won't be sending them back then.

    Just as a matter of interest where does the new style clip 'sit' in the calliper.... or is it obvious once i've got the thing apart?

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    The new-style springs don't actually clip on to anything - they just push up against the inside of the caliper and hold the pads in place.

    You'll see how they work when you slide the new pads into the caliper - the springs press against the inside of the caliper to each side of the 'window' in the caliper that's there to let you check the brake pad thickness.

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