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Discussion in 'Audi S4/A4/A4 Cab (B7 Chassis)' started by Stepho, Sep 13, 2011.

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    [Sep 13, 2011]
    My Brake pad warning light has been flicking on and off now for a couple of weeks and now its more on than off, if you know what I mean. Had a good look round and all pads have plenty of meat on them. Had a go at shorting out but no joy. Any solutions to this? Is there a way of turning the light out on the dash?

    Thanks in Advance
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    [Sep 13, 2011]
    Check the connections to the calipers!
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    [Sep 13, 2011]
    been checked and all OK
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    [Sep 14, 2011]
    Check your brake fluid level :think:

    All cars i've owned before have a sensor in the brake fluid reservoir to tell you when you're low....
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    [Sep 14, 2011]
    Did you check both innner and outer pads or just looked at the ones you could see through the wheel?
    If the caliper is a bit sticky you may well find that the inner pad is worn down more than the outer one.
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    [Sep 16, 2011]
    Removed both front wheels and checked the inner and outer pads, both sets are OK, will check the fluid level as this is one I didn't think of.
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    [Sep 16, 2011]
    You are not alone ! i've got the same issue .. some days it comes on with ignition , other days it randomly comes on mid drive somewhere. all pads checked .. levels checked too.
    Unfortunately it does not indicate on VCDS either so no chance of a quick locate.
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    [Sep 17, 2011]
    Thats how it started, but now its constantly on. Need to find a way of removing it as its a pain.
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    [Sep 17, 2011]
    I have a vague recollection of a similar issue common on the B7. Think it had something to do with current from the battery. Will see if I can dig anything out.

    Chris
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    [Sep 18, 2011]
    I had a problem with this on my B5, The battery was almost dead, would start the car but then I would get the brake warning light on for a couple of seconds. Get the battery checked, or leave it till the weather drops below zero and if its starting to go that will finish it off :)
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    [Sep 18, 2011]
    Yeah, I remember there was a guy a couple of years ago on here with it. A new battery fixed the issue.
    Try trawling back through the old posts.
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