Monster MotorsportChris Nott
Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    mehtaman's Avatar
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Wembley, Middlesex
    Posts
    63

    Question Brake pad warning light reset?

    Hi All,

    Does anyone know if the brake pad warning light can be reset from the dashboard or if it needs to be done over VAGCOM?

    I had my tyres changes a couple of weeks back and then a few days later I ended up with an intermittant brake warning light on the DIS. It goes if I turn the engine off for a while and then randomly comes back again.

    Since having the tyres changed I have had my car serviced / MOT'ed and the garage said it all looks fine.
    Again the light was off for a few days but ended up warning me again about the brake pads soon after.

    Its getting a little annoying now, if there is a button combo that I can run on the Dashboard to reset the light I would be very greatful.


    Thanks
    :-)
    | Audi A4/B7 2007 | 2.0TDi | S-Line | RNS-E | 18" S-Line Alloys |
    | Modifications | Pure Highway 300Di DAB | BlueFin Remap |


  2. # ADS
    ADS
    Join Date
    Always
    Location
    Global
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #2
    sidibear's Avatar
    Looking for Zombies !!

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Birmingham UK
    Posts
    1,911
    Check the plug that comes from the pads, they might have knocked it and loosened the connection.
    Worth checking and won't cost you anything.

    JSD 2.59
    Synergy-Solutions

  4. #3
    chrisa4quat's Avatar
    4th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    897

    Brake pad warning light reset?

    Sounds like plug connector or wiring to me
    Imola Yellow A4 DTM. Retro fit cruise and arm rest.
    Contact Admin to advertise please

  5. #4
    chrisa4quat's Avatar
    4th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    897

    Brake pad warning light reset?

    Sorry in answer to your question. No it can't be reset
    Imola Yellow A4 DTM. Retro fit cruise and arm rest.
    Contact Admin to advertise please

  6. #5
    mehtaman's Avatar
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Wembley, Middlesex
    Posts
    63
    Thanks for the info guys, I will take a look at the connector plugs later on today.
    | Audi A4/B7 2007 | 2.0TDi | S-Line | RNS-E | 18" S-Line Alloys |
    | Modifications | Pure Highway 300Di DAB | BlueFin Remap |


  7. #6
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Suffolk
    Posts
    308
    Mines been doing the same......turn the ignition off and it disappears for days, then will just come back on again, pads are fine!

  8. #7
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    112
    Check the connectors behind the wheel for damp. Had this issue with mine and turned out one had moisture inside. Sprayed it with cleaner and then blew dry with airline. Problem gone, this was 2 months ago and light hasn't come on again.

  9. #8
    A4_MaJiK's Avatar
    4th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Leicester, UK
    Posts
    789

    My Social Networking

    Add A4_MaJiK on Facebook Visit A4_MaJiK's Instagram Channel
    Quote Originally Posted by Custardsucker View Post
    Check the connectors behind the wheel for damp. Had this issue with mine and turned out one had moisture inside. Sprayed it with cleaner and then blew dry with airline. Problem gone, this was 2 months ago and light hasn't come on again.
    Getting this problem with mine quite randomly. What cleaner if you don't mind me asking? I'm assuming some sort of electrical contact cleaner.

    Cheers, Az.

    Audi A4 B7 3.0TDI S-Line Sprint Blue
    ~ MTEC DRLs & Sidelights ~ 8000k D1S ~ 19" A6 Le Mans Edition Wheels ~ Eibach Wheel Spacers (5mm F/15mm R) ~ Rear Ambient Lighting ~
    ~ UK Legal Pressed Plates ~ Full Interior LED Lighting ~ Rear Numberplate LED Lights ~ LCR Front Splitter ~

  10. #9
    mehtaman's Avatar
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Wembley, Middlesex
    Posts
    63
    I did a brief search online and had a little read of this article: How to clean electrical connections and contacts
    I had a quick browse for electrical contact cleaners and spotted a couple on amazon here, can't say how good or bad they are.

    My warning light has been really intermittent and it cleared this weekend, which leads me to think its water related as the weather has been dry.
    Visually the connectors look fine, I may give the hair dryer solution a go and just warm the connectors up a little to dry them internally.
    | Audi A4/B7 2007 | 2.0TDi | S-Line | RNS-E | 18" S-Line Alloys |
    | Modifications | Pure Highway 300Di DAB | BlueFin Remap |


  11. #10
    John@mk's Avatar
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Milton Keynes
    Posts
    105
    Had my rear pads changed last week and now the brake pads warning light comes on, when the garage fitted the pads they did say they had issues with sensor.brakeing is fine but the warning light comes on . Have gone back and the issue is with plug connection ie new plug to old plug and corrosion to the pins within the plug.simple fix would be is to hard wire the two leads to miss out the plug issue.

    hopefully this solve the pad warning light issue,

    cheers

    2.0 T Avant quattro s-line.2005

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Brake Pad Warning Light?
    By K-Dash in forum A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 1st April 2011, 22:23
  2. Brake pad warning light wont go off!?
    By mrpies in forum A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 3rd April 2009, 21:47
  3. brake pad warning light
    By avanted in forum A6/S6/Allroad forum (C5 Chassis)
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 13th October 2008, 00:59
  4. brake pad warning light
    By jays3 in forum A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 9th September 2008, 10:22
  5. Brake pad warning light reset???????
    By 46TheDoctor in forum A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 27th April 2007, 08:27

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO

Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO