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Old 09-17-2007, 09:07 PM   #1
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brake pad sensor

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any one can tell me, if I need to change the brake pad sensor while I put the new pads on? or, I can just used old one should be ok?

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If your brake light is on then you will have to change out the sensors,if not you can keep your current ones.
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If your brake light came on the dash board, you will need to replace it. Save yourself some work.
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I didn't know that. Good to know though as I think mine are well on there way anyway. Guess I might be doing a brake job this weekend lol
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Old 09-18-2007, 06:24 PM   #5
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I feel if the job is worth doing then do it right. Replace the pad sensors. They're not that expensive and easy to do. You'll feel better afterwards.
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thanks for the information.
also. is it always go with the factory pads or I can try some aftermarket pads.
maybe the after market pads even better?
where to buy? how much around for factory and aftermarket?
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Aftermarket pads may or may not have the ability to install the sensor.

To me the best sensor is taking a moment when checking tire pressures and peering inside the rim to actuall SEE how much brake pad is in there.

Factory pads offer a great compromise- noise, dust, and performance. Aftermaket pads can be geared towards more performance, at a cost of noise/dust.
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Old 09-19-2007, 03:52 PM   #8
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thanks for the information.
also. is it always go with the factory pads or I can try some aftermarket pads.
maybe the after market pads even better?
where to buy? how much around for factory and aftermarket?
I just change my pads on the weekend. easiest brake job I ever done. One single pin. all you need and long nose pliers and screw driver. Hardest part is putting the wheel back on. I got my parts at Pelicanparts.com
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Old 09-19-2007, 07:05 PM   #9
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thanks again guys.
I'm wondering, what's the brand of the Porsche factory part?
my friend paid $180 for the factory part for his 2002 911.
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Cool Brake Sensors

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If your brake light is on then you will have to change out the sensors,if not you can keep your current ones.

EVERYTIME I GO ON THE TRACK MY BRAKE WEAR LIGHT COMES ON EVEN THOUGH I HAVE NEW PADS.I CHEKED AND MY BRAKE SENSOR MELTED ,IS THAT NORMAL.
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EVERYTIME I GO ON THE TRACK MY BRAKE WEAR LIGHT COMES ON EVEN THOUGH I HAVE NEW PADS.I CHEKED AND MY BRAKE SENSOR MELTED ,IS THAT NORMAL.
Nope that's not normal. Were they attached correct in the brake pads?

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