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Brake disc sensor

Post by air2Jo » Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:05 pm

I got the warning lite and yesterday took off the wheels to check. There is still a lot of meat on my brake pads. I read on other places that you can bypass the sensors by joing the wires together?

I have done this, now at least the alarm has gone quiet, but I still get the alarm on the dashboard lights. Any help to reset would be appreciated

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Re: Brake disc sensor

Post by Bodsy » Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:02 pm

Check the other sensor. :thumbright:


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Re: Brake disc sensor

Post by air2Jo » Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:29 pm

Bodsy wrote:Check the other sensor. :thumbright:
I removed both sensors

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Re: Brake disc sensor

Post by Globetrotter » Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:06 am

Is it not the other way around. Don't the sensors make a ground contact with the disk to give the warning light so I would think leaving them open circuit would work :oops:



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Re: Brake disc sensor

Post by air2Jo » Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:26 am

Globetrotter wrote:Is it not the other way around. Don't the sensors make a ground contact with the disk to give the warning light so I would think leaving them open circuit would work :oops:
I will give this a try and see if it changes

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Re: Brake disc sensor

Post by anglefire » Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:53 am

Globetrotter wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:06 am
Is it not the other way around. Don't the sensors make a ground contact with the disk to give the warning light so I would think leaving them open circuit would work :oops:
No, there is a metal clip at the end of the wire that joins the two ends together and if that touches the disc it shorts it to earth - and eventually wears through becoming open circuit. Either way it puts the warning light on.


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Re: Brake disc sensor

Post by spiderbaby » Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:16 am

You can either join the wires or use a paper clip to bridge them.

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