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Old 02-08-2006, 03:08 PM   #1
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Brake Wear Indicator "on"

I replaced the front brakes and rotors this weekend... even replaced the sensor wire... however the Dashboard indicator is still on....

Anybody have a clue as to why?
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Old 02-08-2006, 06:16 PM   #2
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It may be from the back brakes. If those are fine , keep the key in the position before ignition (with all the lights on) for more than one minute, before starting the engine. the light should go off. Good luck
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Old 02-09-2006, 11:31 AM   #3
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I looked at the rear sensor... it seemed fine...
I will try the process you mentioned... hopefully that will do the trick.
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Old 02-09-2006, 02:11 PM   #4
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Like barzanv said: turn key past accessory...half minute or so light should go out.
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Old 02-10-2006, 02:40 PM   #5
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I had the same issue after replacing my front brakes. Funny thing is I was installing a deal under steering wheel and I unplugged the connector between the wheel and the collar, and after pluggin it, light was reset...WTF?!?!
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Old 02-10-2006, 04:47 PM   #6
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You have to do something to reset your ECU. Unplug your battery.
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Old 02-12-2006, 11:08 AM   #7
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Unplug the battery for 15 seconds or so.
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Old 02-20-2006, 09:54 AM   #8
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Thanks to all who provided information.

I turned the headlights on... turned the key forward to the 'accessory' position... waited 1 minute.... and then started the car. The brake wear indicator light is out! Who would have known.

Thanks Again,

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