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    Question Coupe brakes

    Does anyone know if I have to change the sensors when I change the front brakes - disks and pads? Been advised to by the VX garage but is it just a con for extra expense??? anyone know??
    This is on an astra se 2 1.8

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    You don't "have too" but!.........The old ones usually break when you take them off!

    So you don't "Have too" but you probably will need to!

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    Sensors? Unless I'm mistaken, the Astra just uses metal clips that run on the discs to warn of low brake pads.

    Unless the Coupe is different...
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    I'd agree ZS, the 1.8 doesn't have the trip computer so why would it need sensors. Only the Turbo Coupe would need the electronic sensors to let the trip comp know when they are low. Unless of course the SE2 got the trip comp as standard, even then I'd doubt they'd need replacing as they are just wires, the main parts in the pad.
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    So what are the sensors for? low pad warning or abs????

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    The sensor on the pad (If you have one) puts a light on or displays a message to say they are low.

    They are a loop so as you wear through the wire the wire is broken and puts the light on/message so they need to be replaced if you have the warning.

    If the warning isnt on then you either dont have low pad warning or the wires are ok.

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    Thanks, I know the pads are low - 51000 miles and never been changed! also I loked after the last service - I was told less than 3000 miles and they will need changing. To be honest I don't think the car has the warning light fitted, its not on and I can't see the wire. If I do have them I'll have to link out the sensor! £20 for something I already know!!!!

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    i had a zaffy set up in my hands last night an the sensor was in with the pad mate

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    I already have the pads and disks from the vx garage and there is no location points for any sensors, they couldn't tell me without looking if i needed them or not, thanks for the advice - i'll just change them and see how I go.

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