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Old March 15th 2005, 20:49
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996 front brake calipers...

I just recieved my front brake calipers in today and noticed that there is a sensor or something like that attached to the brake pads....I would like to keep the pads that are on there now bacause they're almost brand new! i there a way I could either get rid of these sensors or is there a parts I can order allowing me to put the sensors to use?
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Old March 15th 2005, 20:54
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Could that be a temp sensor for disabling traction control? I know some cars have it but i'm not sure of the sensors typical location.
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Old March 16th 2005, 01:52
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I think it may be just a wear indicator, perhaps when the pads wear down and make contact it lets the computer know that pads are shot?

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when the pads wear down and make contact it lets the computer know that pads are shot?
My thoughts also
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Old March 16th 2005, 15:40
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not sure, but most likely. my 951 calipers had the same in stock form.
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Old March 17th 2005, 00:08
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Well...Im gonna look into it, might try e-mailing the company i got them from, they're a dismanteling yard and so i figure they might know a little about it. Thanks anyways guys. :agree:
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Old March 17th 2005, 18:55
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John, I have got 2004 996 Turbo calipers and the front brakes has got the sensor you mention, it is as a few people think a wear indicator.

I will be using it as soon as I get them fitted....... eventually
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Old March 17th 2005, 22:19
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Thaks man...so are you using the sensor or ??? if you are using the sensor where and what do I need? I'd like to keep the sensor if I can...that'd be sweet, a brake pad sensor in my car
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The sensor just grounds a light on the dash. Tons of high end european cars have them.
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Old March 19th 2005, 18:14
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Brake pad wear indicator was nothing to worry about you can remove it entirely with a medium flat screwdriver.
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Thaks man...so are you using the sensor or ??? if you are using the sensor where and what do I need? I'd like to keep the sensor if I can...that'd be sweet, a brake pad sensor in my car

Like CC says it's just a ground, have an ignition live to your dash light and the earth to the sensor, when the pads wear down the sensor shorts out completing the circuit.
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Old March 24th 2005, 01:35
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Oh...ok. Thanks for the help there guys!
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