Pad replacement and warning lights ?

S.Speed

Senior Member
Joined
Apr 12, 2009
Messages
5,063
Reaction score
6
Location
Lancashire
Your Mercedes
Saab 9-3
Hi all,
I noticed the rear Pads are wearing pretty low..
Is there any advantage to replaceing them BEFORE the warning light comes on?
What I mean is, if the warning light comes on how do I reset it?
Does it auto reset when the new pads are in? Or do I have to have it reset by MB
If I change the pads early can I reuse the sensor wire that goes into the old pads?
On previous cars I have done without the sensor wire and there was never an issue as I always keep my eyes open to the condition of the pads.

The car is a 2003 C270 CDI
The car has done 40k and I cannot say if the pads have been done before but the rears are worn more than the fronts are..

Thanks in advance for any advice given.
 

Xtractorfan

Senior Member
Joined
Nov 16, 2007
Messages
6,084
Reaction score
156
Your Mercedes
S class
Just bringing this to the top of the pile..I would fit new pad sensors not expensive, may even come with the new pads..nearly sure the warning is self setting, but some of the tech guys will be able to give u correct details...
 

television

Always remembered RIP
Joined
Mar 14, 2005
Messages
164,073
Reaction score
331
Age
86
Location
Daventry
Your Mercedes
2002 SL500, 216 CL500, all fully loaded
No setting to do the light will just go out if it was on, once the new sensors were fitted
 


Comand (Europe) Ltd are the leading specialists in supplying and fitting Comand, Linguatronic, Media interface kits, UHI phone, IPod interfaces and much more.
Top Bottom