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    Front Pad wire thing?

    Im changing my discs and pads today. Can anyone tell me or have a pic of how the wire on the outside of the pads is ment to be attached? Think they where installed wrong last time they where changed and I have ended up with really strange pad wear (top of the pad is badly worn but the bottom is about 3mm thicker!).
    Any help would be great I just in the middle of taking the discs and pads off

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    The brake pad sensor and cable normally need to be replaced when the pads are replaced - the sensor fits in the outside edge of the pad, in the middle.
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    Its not an electric wire or anything, its just the wire that is already attached to the pad when you buy them. Just need a pick of how the wire attaches to the calipers. Searched google images with no avail

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    Don't worry I think I fitted it right. Quick question, just took it out for a test to bed it in. I done a few bits of hard braking, when I jump on the brakes the back end steps out a bit. I have drums on the back so I can't see it being anything to do with them. Maybe the back end just become really light under hard braking. Is this normal? Does it normally step out under braking hard in a straight line?

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    When you say wire attached to the pad do you mean the little metal tag ?
    this is the audiable wear indicator ,
    you should NEVER jump on the brake with new pads before they are bed in
    you could end up with cracked surface on the pads or worse still warped discs due to overheating,
    the back end may well be steping out due to the fact the pads are not yet beded in posibly causing the one front brake to grip more then the other

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    O bugger lol thanks mate only did it twice.
    Isn't the wear indicator at the top of the pad? The wire I was talking about is attached to the face of the pad in the middle. There is a bracket that slots into the caliper and the wire is attached to that. Im talking about the outside pad, not the inner pad with the metal bracket that fits into the piston

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