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can you decode brakepad wear sensor

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by ronkin, Apr 30, 2011.

  1. ronkin
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    ronkin audi S3

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    [Apr 30, 2011]
    having some trouble with my brake pad wear light on my s3 can it be decoded
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    Trouble as in?

    Why not just fix it fully or have you got aftermarket brakes?
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    iv got brembo kit on. it was fine then the light just appeared.
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    You can just join the two wires together and tape them. This creates a circuit and doesn't allow the light to come on.

    It sounds to me like yours may be like that when the brembo kit was put on but the two wires have come apart now. Check for the wires by your brake calliper.
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    iv checked the wires and striped them back and joined them again still no joy thanks anyway
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    Pull the plug out, stick a 1k ohm resistor across it then check. If it goes off, then the internal resistance of the pads is out of range therefore causing the light to come on.
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    [May 2, 2011]
    the plugs been removed for some reason but thanks anyway
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