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Question on brake pad warning sensors

Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by HARRIM00, Oct 17, 2010.

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    [Oct 17, 2010]
    I have an 05 S4 cab and the idiot who put the new pads and disks on it before I bought it, trapped the pad sensor wire between the caliper and the pad so it wore through. My question is about how the sensors operate in normel conditions. Is there a complete circuit which gets broken when the pad wears down, or when the pad wears down, does it then create the circuit? What I want to do is bypass the warning light but I dont know if I need to stop the circuit or connect it.

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    You need to join the wires together to bypass it. So snip the wires that come from the pad, bare the ends and join together.
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    Cool, thanks.
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    CHRIS555 DOPE with added OCD

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    As far as I remember there is a wire which goes into the pad itself and when the pad is worn down it eventually exposes the wire which in turn set the warning light on. I wouldn't use that mechanic again if he can't get a basic job right like this, especially on a nice car like yours.
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    Sorry just realised it wasn't your mechanic! Apologies - DO USE HIM / THEM!!!!
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    No probs mate. The only person I trust anyway to do jobs like that, is myself.
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    id get new pads and be happy knowing that all was done right down there,
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    I have stripped it down totally and am happy it is all fine, just one trapped wire which is now positioned correctly, waiting for me to bypass.
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