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brake pad warning light? :S
« on: May 13, 2006, 16:44:24 PM »
Hi guys, i'm a new member to this great community. I have a problem and was hoping you could help.
When driving, my brake pad wear warning light comes on intermittently, i have only just put new pads on and am unsure of what is wrong.....can anyone suggest what is the problem?!
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Tom

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Re: brake pad warning light? :S
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2006, 18:52:47 PM »
the sensor generally have to be replaced with new pads but the system isnt that great and mine comes on regular just got used to it now
there is a way to take the sensors out but i dont know it

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Re: brake pad warning light? :S
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2006, 00:56:49 AM »
i think u can join the wires together to make a complete circuit.
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Re: brake pad warning light? :S
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2006, 10:02:43 AM »
the check system still expects to see the resistance of the sensor there for the light to out

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Re: brake pad warning light? :S
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2006, 12:24:09 PM »
ok sounds like something fairly straightforward, but there's nothing to worry about with it coming on though if you guys experience the same problem?

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Re: brake pad warning light? :S
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2006, 13:34:58 PM »
Cut the sensor off and join the wires together and then tie up out of the way, Light does not come on problem solved.

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Re: brake pad warning light? :S
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2006, 08:48:20 AM »
Cut the sensor off and join the wires together and then tie up out of the way, Light does not come on problem solved.

Robbie's Correct. Done that myself.

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Re: brake pad warning light? :S
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2006, 19:43:11 PM »
Hi,

Ok - assuming you are talking about the red pad wear warning light and not the orange check-control brake light warning then James et al are correct. You can replace the wear tab clicked into the brake pad or simply short out the leads.

The tab works by having a conductor near the surface. When the pads wear the disc slowly grinds away the tab until the conductor is cut and the resulting open circuit switches on the pad wear light.

Manfred

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Re: brake pad warning light? :S
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2006, 12:54:00 PM »
I this the light Manfred?...



Is this the light you are all talking about?

This came on last week!  I have new pads and new disks (mine are very worn) on order.

Will the light turn out when I replace the parts, or will I have to cut the sensor??  ???

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Re: brake pad warning light? :S
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2006, 14:05:15 PM »
Depends if you fooked the sensor by running to low on the pad and wearing it away.

Pete