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#1 (permalink) Old 11-14-2008, 05:43 PM
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Is it necessary to replace the sensors when you do a brake job? Im not sure if they are one time use or not.
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I replace them every time. However, you only HAVE to replace them if the brake pad wear indicator light has tripped. Otherwise, you can reuse the same sensor.

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drz is right (again) on this. The sensor is a device that wears through and opens a normally closed circuit to indicate pad wear. If you've worn your pads enough to cause the OBD system to know it, the sensor is "toast".
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Thanks for the info.
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