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    Icon9 Speaking of dash lights....

    uuuum, this could be an emergency depending on your replies!?
    As of yesterday I met a new light on my instrument cluster!
    it looks like -------------> ((O))
    and it is next to my oil pressure guage! I am worried, LHS top. You know the one? self destruct timer activated? I have never seen it before so I hope not lookin forward to your reply Fellas. catchya! Chris

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    Its your brake pads wearing out. It will slowly light up over the next few drives.
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    Yup, you have a brake pad level sensor. You've probably go enough pads for another couple weeks, but I would imagine you would start hearing some squeeling from the pads.
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    What kinda sensor measures this ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by XTC206
    What kinda sensor measures this ?

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    I dunno, but I know it can be quite inaacurate, filling with gunk and what not. Best tip would be to check your pad level manually to see how they are.
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    Pad sensors are normally a metal contact attached to the pad backing plate, but earthed from it. It's really simple - the wire that attaches to the contact is the earth from one side of the dash light, with the + of the light connected to power.

    The pad contact is set up the minimum pad thickness away from the disk, so when the pad material gets down to this thickness the contact hits the disc and touches an earth - the disc. Presto, the light illuminates.

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    I once had the pad wear warning light permanently on. on the 205

    I think I had about 2-3mm of pad material left before grinding on the metal backing plate.

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    thanx lads. Yep its skweekin now. ^^ what are 2 brake pads gonna cost with labour?? damn, cars are money pits
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