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      04-23-2012, 09:53 AM   #1
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Brake Warning Light - Interpretation?

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I just had my brake fluid flushed before a DE event tomorrow. I use racing pads, so I ziptie my sensors out of the way.

On my drive home from the shop, after the fluid change, I had the following brake warning...

it's basically a yellow BRAKE warning on the dash w/the icon of a car on a lift. And it flashed "service."

If this was my pad sensors rubbing...one looked like it was knocked out of place by the shop, wouldn't it show the round "replace brake pads/worn brake pads" icon?

If you need a photo, let me know. Any input helps. Thanks!
-Brian

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iDrive error message reads: "brake pad wear sensor problem"

I'm wondering if this means I broke one of the sensors at the plastic plug-in point. Thought they were all securely tie-wrapped off.
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Sounds like it.
It it is broken off, you can twist the two leads together to close the circuit again and get rid of the error. Turner sells sensors I believe.
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Thanks

Upon further investigation, the sensor plug-in tip was broken. To your point, I cut the tip off, twisted the wires together, and taped it up. Problem solved and just finished my track day w/no warning lights. Next project - remove all the sensor wires, since I'm pulling apart my brakes monthly.

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