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    Exclamation brake issue!! help!!

    right then, in my coupe i have the trip computer version of the mfd, and basically its come up with the brake pad warning. A quick flick through the astra's bible and it said that the warning relates to the front pads, so off i tootle and buy some new pads.

    Anyway, take my front wheels off and am shocked to see that my pads have got plenty of meat left on them. I'd say at lease another 3k miles, but i do notice that the brake sensor wire on the drivers side is broken, so i assume this is the fault, and purchase another one from vauxhall.

    After fitting this wire the fault is still there on the mfd and comes back on after i turn the ignition on and off, does anyone know what the fault could be as i'm at a dead end with this one!!!!

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    I gather you checked both sides? if anyone of the sensors are in contact with the disc then you'll need a new one.
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    yeah, the n/s wheel's sensor looked intact, it was only the o/s wheel sensor that was shredded, its just bugging me now as the bloody squeek has returned!

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    disconnect the battery for an hour or so and see if that resets it, im not sure how they work on the astra but after changing brake pads on BMW's you have to do this to reset the brake pad warning light.
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    How thick is the are the pads?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fourteenhundred View Post
    disconnect the battery for an hour or so and see if that resets it, im not sure how they work on the astra but after changing brake pads on BMW's you have to do this to reset the brake pad warning light.
    You dont have to on BMWs all you need to do is turn the ignition on but dont start the car. close the doors and sit there for a few min with out doing any thing. light goes off then. Found this out today cos we had a bmw in for pads LOL

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    oh i just disconnected the battery for 2mins on the one i had at work yesterday, but i will try that next time save me resetting the clock cheers Keith
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    To check the sensors are ok you can unplug them and put a volt meter across the 2 terminals of the sensor.

    Put the volt meter onto 'Ohms' and it should read '0 Ohms' or as near dam it.

    If it says 'OC' that sensor is faulty.
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