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Brake Pad warning light on

Stepho Sep 13, 2011

  1. Stepho

    Stepho Member

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    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
     
  2. Dazmo

    Dazmo Active Member

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    Check the connections to the calipers!
     
  3. Stepho

    Stepho Member

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    been checked and all OK
     
  4. Richardesty

    Richardesty loves quattro

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    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....
     
  5. sidibear

    sidibear Looking for Zombies !! Staff Member Moderator Audi A4

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    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.
     
  6. Stepho

    Stepho Member

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    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.
     
  7. o0timbo0o

    o0timbo0o Member

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    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.
     
  8. Stepho

    Stepho Member

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    Thats how it started, but now its constantly on. Need to find a way of removing it as its a pain.
     
  9. Chris79

    Chris79 On my 3rd A4! RS4 next???

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    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
     
  10. bdub

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    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 :)
     
  11. rowdyboy

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    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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