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Old 05-12-2011, 04:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Brake change question

Does the pad wear indicator come on when its desperately time to change brakes or when your are close to the end of the pads life?

I want to change mine, but am not sure if I should wait until the light comes on
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Why do you want to change the pads now? If there is still plenty of pad material left, let it run a bit longer (if they are still stopping the car), otherwise change them before the light comes on otherwise you have to change the sacrificial sensor as well.
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brettski's right...change before the sensor trips or you have to replace that too.

I was eager to put ceramic pads on to help with brake dust...but I made myself wait until the brakes needed replacing.
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