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Question on brake pad warning sensors

HARRIM00 Oct 17, 2010

  1. HARRIM00

    HARRIM00 New Member

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    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.

    Thanks.
     
  2. gary3306

    gary3306 Active Member VCDS Map User

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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.
     
  3. HARRIM00

    HARRIM00 New Member

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    Cool, thanks.
     
  4. CHRIS555

    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.
     
  5. CHRIS555

    CHRIS555 DOPE with added OCD

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    Sorry just realised it wasn't your mechanic! Apologies - DO USE HIM / THEM!!!!
     
  6. HARRIM00

    HARRIM00 New Member

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    No probs mate. The only person I trust anyway to do jobs like that, is myself.
     
  7. Turkster

    Turkster Bro.Paul 2.5TDI Quattro Sport

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    id get new pads and be happy knowing that all was done right down there,
     
  8. HARRIM00

    HARRIM00 New Member

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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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