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Only two brake pad wear sensors, one at front, one at rear

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Only two brake pad wear sensors, one at front, one at rear

Post by Bob123 » Thu Sep 22, 2022 5:37 pm

Hi,

While working on my car last weekend I noticed that it only has brake pad wear sensors on the front nearside pads and the offside rear ones. Is this normal? I was expecting there to be a sensor on each set of pads.

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Only two brake pad wear sensors, one at front, one at rear

Post by enuff_zed » Thu Sep 22, 2022 5:44 pm

Entirely normal
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Only two brake pad wear sensors, one at front, one at rear

Post by Bob123 » Thu Sep 22, 2022 6:05 pm

enuff_zed wrote: Thu Sep 22, 2022 5:44 pm Entirely normal
Thanks for clearing that up.
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Only two brake pad wear sensors, one at front, one at rear

Post by buzyg » Thu Sep 22, 2022 9:15 pm

enuff_zed wrote: Thu Sep 22, 2022 5:44 pm Entirely normal
What E-Zed. :thumbsup:
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Only two brake pad wear sensors, one at front, one at rear

Post by kis » Thu Sep 22, 2022 10:33 pm

buzyg wrote: Thu Sep 22, 2022 9:15 pm
enuff_zed wrote: Thu Sep 22, 2022 5:44 pm Entirely normal
What E-Zed. :thumbsup:
I like what you did there 8) :lol:
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Only two brake pad wear sensors, one at front, one at rear

Post by enuff_zed » Fri Sep 23, 2022 9:23 am

buzyg wrote: Thu Sep 22, 2022 9:15 pm
enuff_zed wrote: Thu Sep 22, 2022 5:44 pm Entirely normal
What E-Zed. :thumbsup:
:rofl:
Very good.
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Only two brake pad wear sensors, one at front, one at rear

Post by Paul_RK » Fri Sep 23, 2022 7:40 pm

This type of sensor placement is similar with many models - 34/36/38/39/46/53/83/85/86 etc., it' s normal

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Only two brake pad wear sensors, one at front, one at rear

Post by Bob123 » Fri Sep 23, 2022 7:49 pm

Thanks Paul_RK
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