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Changing Rear Brake Pads 2006 A6..........

Discussion in 'A6/S6/Allroad forum (C5 Chassis)' started by A6Ian, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. A6Ian
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    Is there a twist with these? Just asking as it has an electronic handbrake.

    Do you need special tooling?
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    I don't know about the A6 but on the passats you need to use VCDS to do something, it might be the same?
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    Changing the pads on an A6 with electronic handbrake, requires VCDS

    Open Rear Parking Brake

    Prerequisites:

    • Connect a battery charger.
    • Cycle the Parking Brake ON, then OFF first.
    [Select]
    [53 - Parking Brake]
    [Basic Settings - 04]
    Group 007
    [Go!]
    Activate the Basic Setting.
    [ON/OFF/Next]
    The brake calipers will then open, allowing the pads to be changed.
    [Done, Go Back]
    [Close Controller, Go Back - 06]

    It is normal for the LED in the parking brake switch and the warning lamp in the instrument cluster to blink rapidly at this point.
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