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    Mystery wires

    I forgot all about this until now, when I had my wheels off the other day I noticed on the near side there was the usual hose to the brakes, wire plugged in at the top of the calliper which I assume is ABS? Then there was another cable which I dont remember seeing present on the off side?

    What made me notice it, is that the cable has actually been cut and the 2 wires have been soldered together by some cowboy at some point, what will have been the reason for this?

    I presume it should go to some sensor or something possibly to do with ABS?

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    Its the pad wear sensor and at some point its had pads fitted (such as Ferodo DS2500's) that don't have the pad wear wiring so to stop the DIS showing a warning and logging a fault code you join the wires... its a std mod for fitting high performance pads

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    Just thought these cars probably have wear sensors! Hence they they have been soldered together as some cheap aftermarket pads have maybe been used without the connectors?

    I have just purchased some genuine pads so will re connect the system, correct me if I am wrong. Cheers

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    Lol figured it out as you had replied. Thanks mate, least I know if nothing dodgy

 

 

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