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ORange brake symbol not in manual

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Benjaminimum, Nov 15, 2004.

  1. Benjaminimum

    Benjaminimum New Member

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    Hi,

    My audi S3 (2000 reg) just came up with a symbol that I cannot find in the manual. Its an orange priority 2 light - Looks like a brake light failure symbol, but without the bulb in the center with the cross, and the "pad" bits around the circle are dashed.

    Any ideas???? I would guess it means pads are low or something? Do S3s do this sort of check?

    Cheers,

    Ben
     
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  3. dickys3

    dickys3 Moderator
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    I think you are right. Sounds to me like your pads are low.
     
  4. I believe that most new cars with ABS do, I know on the Saxo VTS it has a sensor in the pad that once it becomes low enough that the wire touches the pad it warns you.
     
  5. HTC

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    Its the front brake pad wear indicator. You've got a few months left on the pads, but you should get them done soon.
     
  6. I thought all cars had that. Even my first car - an '83 MG Metro had wear indicators!

    Dave
     
  7. neversaydie

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    Mine didnt! A3 1.6 R plate.

    But I dont care as after my Suspension mods I'm going BIG Brembo Brakes Style!!
     
  8. PaulRS3

    PaulRS3 Well-Known Member

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    s3 pad sensors are only on the passenger fronts, so thats where to look.

     

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