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Old 08-16-2010, 08:10 AM   #1
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Smile Brake Pad Sensor Question

Just replaced my pads yesterday and planned on using the old sensors since they hadn't gone off. However the sensor tip was brittle and I accidentally broke it off when I tried to remove them from the old pads. Since I didn't plan on putting in new sensors I didn't buy any before starting the job. So I just left the sensors plugged in to the electrical system without putting the sensor tip into the pad. Of course now the brake warning lights are on.

Can I eliminate the warning lights by just unplugging the other end of the sensor from the electrical system??
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Old 08-16-2010, 09:40 AM   #2
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No.

The sensor lights when the circuit is broken.

What you can do is pull the sensors, splice the broken wire together again and then just cable-tie them out of the way. This will eliminate the light.

Of course, you won't have a sensor to tell you your pads are worn. One trick is to measure the pads and mark them with a white paint pen at the maximum wear point. That way, you can easily visually check when the pads require changing.

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So just to make sure I know what you mean.... do i remove what's left of the remaining broke sensor tips and then twist all the wires together?

Do I twist together both inside and outside pad wires together, or just twist together the inside ones and seperately the outside ones?

Thank you in advance for your help!
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Personally, I would buy the sensor...it will save you from scaring your rotor.
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Personally, I would buy the sensor...it will save you from scaring your rotor.
nothing worse than a scared rotor.
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I have some old sensors laying around - let me know if you want one. I also have some new ones in the wrapper still if you want new...

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