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This is the usual message that greets my dad everytime he gets into his E270 W211. How do you get rid of it? the brakes are fine, lots of pads left, discs are fine little ware on them. Any way of getting rid of this message without having to get ripped off by dealers?....
 

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Your car uses a 2 wire principle, all of the contact have to be good, if a pad has cut a wire then the lamp will be on, and your car could have rear sensors too
 

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The 211 has a 50% wear sensor, could be that showing!!

They are the pads where you take your pick as to where you plug the sensors in

I am so mean I drill new holes 0.0001mm from the backing plate:(
 
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cheers guys, i'll get dad to look tommorow. I had just noticed another post about this and something to do with SBC and that can bring up the mesage too and its a recall(failed pump) if it fails, is that right? surely he would noticed if it failed? anyway, im sure its just the pads worn down 50% or whatever.

Cheers guys?
 

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SBC faults normally show up in bright red, and a large warning at that
 
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not that then! appreciated guys.
 

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not that then! appreciated guys.

What you need to do is to pull out the sensor wire from each pad, if the plastic is cut , then a wire has been cut
 
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ahh right, easy enough to replace a cut wire?
 

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ahh right, easy enough to replace a cut wire?

But do not forget that if the sensor wire is cut, then if you put a new one back in the same hole the disc will cut that one as well, if there is another hole so that you can get more wear out of the pads you could use that or replace the pads.

If you only have 3 mm of pad left then change them anyway
 

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i had the same problem last week on mine, it only appeared when i went to pick the mrs up and parked on a steep camber, i assumed it was a sensor in the fluid resivoir as it dissapeared when the car was on level ground, needless to say having new pads fitted all round solved it anyway
 

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When you replace the pads you get 2 sets of sensors, they will only fit one way each, one is a 50% wear pin the other is the normal wear pin, the 50% pin goes on the front n/s, i dont know of anybody tho who ever fits this one!!
 


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