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    hi guys i have 2003 vectra c sri turbo and fitted new pads but never gt new sensor wire so i joined the old 1 but this never put the wear light out on the dash any ideas do they need earthed out on theses cars or summin?

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    'Like Donny, you may not know remember me but you'll know my car. (if you are who I think you are)

    When you say you joined the wires what do ya mean? Did you twist them together to complete the circuit?

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    like manny aye i remember ya chief i moted yer motor last year i think it was good 1 at that! clean as fk lol aye joined the two(twisted together) like the auld cavys min still the poxy lights on the dash!

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    Probably best gettin a new sensor then bud, they are about 7-8 quid from fiskens. Normally twisting the wires together does the trick

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    just got my pads changed, the warning symbol in the rev counter dial is still on? there was only one wire on the nearside caliper which went back in the correct place on the new pads, is there a way to reset the indicator?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharpo View Post
    just got my pads changed, the warning symbol in the rev counter dial is still on? there was only one wire on the nearside caliper which went back in the correct place on the new pads, is there a way to reset the indicator?
    If you didn't replace the pads until the warning came up on the dash, then you need to fit a new sensor when you do the pads - the sensor is triggered by the disk wearing away the plastic, and once its triggered it can't be re-used. (Although you can get rid of the warning on the dash by cutting the end of the sensor and attaching the wires together to re-complete the circuit, but that means the sensor won't work again, so not recommended).

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    Joining the wires together is OK, as long as you understand that the warning light will never come on and hence you need to be more aware of your pad thicknesses, instead of relying on the car to warn you of low pad.

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    Thanks , I understand how it works now, so i'll get a new sensor then and fit it when the warning symbol has driven me mad.

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