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    Default 07 C5 "Brake Pads Worn" Beeps driving me crazy

    My 07 C5 flashed up the "Brake Pads Worn" message and Service Beep on Thursday while I was on my way to Toowoomba. The Service indicator BEEPS every time I touch the brakes and flashed the message - it's driving me crazy. I don't get back to Brisbane until Wednesday. Is there a way to disable the constant beeping?

    Bloody french. Everyone else just gives you a little red or orange light letting you know pads are worn.

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    Quickest thing I can think of is disconnect the pads themselves and insulate the connector. But that involves some combination of jacking the car up/removing wheels/crawling underneath. Try the front pads first if you go this route, as the fronts wear rather faster than the rears on almost anything with 4 wheels. Remember jackstands!
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    Nothing like a Beep, Beep, Beep to get your attention! We hired a C3 (happened to be brand new-just delivered) in Thessaloniki Greece. Drove around Greece for about a week with no beeps whatsoever. Upon dropping it off, we asked for a taxi to take us to the airport. Just by chance, the C3 happened to be required to be at the airport and the proprietor offered to drive us to the airport in the C3. When he started it, the Beep, Beep, Beep was astounding irritating and of we were very quick to advise that we did not stuff it up - nothing wrong when we dropped it off. Apparently, Greeks believe that seat belts are for wusses. Previously, the beeps eventually stopped - not with the new C3. Seat belt was eventually put on notwithstanding that he was prepared to get out of the car, couple and sit on the belt! I told him off of how stupid could one be. So, seat belt correctly worn, beeping stopped. So, the beeping is for your protection and certainly you may disconnect them but only if there is sufficient "pad" material left when you forget to attend to it in a timely manner because the beeping stopped.
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    The beeping is a good idea. It's trying to tell you that something needs attention. You see, if you ignore it, the brake pad lining will wear through, then the pads backing metal will rub against your rotor. If this happens it makes a really awful noise, a loud grinding sound, and then you will need both new brake pads AND brake rotors.
    You are supposed to stop the car, get it towed to a mechanic , or brake specialist, or go straight to your Citroen dealer and get the pads replaced.

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    Try setting the car on max height and turning the steering on full lock. You can then reach over the wheel and disconnect the 2 into 1 rubber covered plug. The one from the body is clamped so you'll only need to secure the 2 from the pads. Don't matter if they get chewed, you'll get new ones with new pads anyway. Cheers.

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    Thanks guys, I am doing the rotors and pads today.

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