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A5 Brake Pads

007dan91 Mar 8, 2019

  1. 007dan91

    007dan91 Member

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    So my brake pad indicator came on tonight stating it was at the limit, couple of questions.

    Is there any way of finding out if its the front pads and/or back pads which are worn?

    Also has anybody had there's changed and if so did you stick to OEM or go for another brand?
     
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  3. desertstorm

    desertstorm Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User TDi Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group quattro

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  4. 007dan91

    007dan91 Member

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    Thanks for confirming, just had a look through the manual and it doesn't state where the wear indicators are located. For the prices I'm seeing online it may be worth just changing both sides.
     
  5. Karzolia

    Karzolia Member

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    Just had mine changed on the S5
    Same as you display said ots reaching the limit
    Leeds Audi quoted me over £300 to change
    Managed to find another company who did them for £200 (rears)
    I went for OEM.


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  6. IJB1959

    IJB1959 Active Member Team Mythos Sportback Audi S5

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    If it is an S5 then there are two brake wear sensors F&R on the N/S. I purchased my own online with two new sensors (Brembo) and had a garage fit front and rear. Cost me £250.00 all in. If you go to Audi, they will want £500.00 for same.
     
  7. Karzolia

    Karzolia Member

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    Do u need to replace sensors too?


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  8. IJB1959

    IJB1959 Active Member Team Mythos Sportback Audi S5

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    Normally yes as they are designed to wear with the pad thus causing the pad warning light. There is no easy way of telling if it is front or rear, so best change the pads & sensors all round.
     
  9. Karzolia

    Karzolia Member

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    Ok thank you
    My rear pads lasted 20k miles from new
    Fronts are 50% worn


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  10. IJB1959

    IJB1959 Active Member Team Mythos Sportback Audi S5

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    Mine (B9 S5) lasted 16k from new front and rear.
     
  11. 007dan91

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    Thanks for the help, I’ll most likely change the front and rears.

    I’m just about to hit 40k with the 2.0 TDI Quattro.
     
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    cuke2u Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group saloon Audi A4 S-line owners group

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    V6 Quatt Well-Known Member

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    Its normal for the rears to go first on the S5 £200 for OEM rear pads supply and fitted sounds right
     
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  15. DarkyUK

    DarkyUK Active Member Team V6 Audi S5

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    I must be lucky, my S5 just had its first service at 12K and the pads are only 30% warn throughout... Tyres also pretty good still :)
     
  16. Karzolia

    Karzolia Member

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    Lol yea!
    My first service was around 15k i think n i had 50% wear
    Eventually had rears changed at 20k


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