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Brake pad sensor

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by 37, Jul 15, 2013.

  1. 37

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    Silly question perhaps - but does every Audi A3 have a brake pad sensor or it is an optional equipment? I am aware that it is front brakes only so that is ok.

    I was thinking of having my brakes serviced etc but I was informed that there is a sensor for Front ones, which hasn't gone off yet which means brakes are fine. However, if its an optional equipment then perhaps I need to get the brakes checked...

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  3. JRock247

    JRock247 Active Member
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    I also enquired about this not that long ago. I was told the Front has sensors as standard as the front brakes are the most important but no option for rear pad sensors.

    I tend to check my pads on the rear frequently for that exact reason.
     
  4. leeds2592

    leeds2592 When I grow up, I want a 964!

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    I've also read that there are sensors on the front but not the back. Saying that, when my front ones needed replacing, they didn't flag up on the DIS or anything. I only knew they needed replacing by giving them a proper check.
     
  5. Chillout

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    I wouldn't totally trust the sensor as someone could have looped it out it is only on one side so if the opposite side was dragging It could be a lot thinner easy diy job to do discs and pads and a bleed if required.
     
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    I am a bit skeptical about garages trying to rip me off .. hence the question!! What does the picture below tell you chaps - if anything?

    Brake pades.jpg
     
  7. DriverN00B

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    My brakepads sensors just gone off so time to get them changed! Think it would most likely come as standard with DIS
     

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