Advice on Brake Pad Sensor Wire Please

Old 12-08-2011, 01:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Falcondrivr View Post
What eric said.
Mine were constantly crumbling every time I changed my pads (a lot) and wouldn't fit snugly into the pad anymore. The little metal clips would break off too. So I tied them back out of the way. Problem solved. I change pads so frequently that I can tell when I need new pads anyway.
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Old 05-26-2018, 06:34 PM
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I’m bumping this ancient thread, while there are several covering this topic this one seemed as relevant as any other...

I’m replacing brake pads and I spliced and soldered the old sensors together. I cut the sensor wire several inches from the plastic plug-in, soldered the two wires together and put put heat shrink on it and zip tied it out of the way.

Went for a drive to bed the pads in but the wear indicator light is on. Did I miss something? How do I clear the light? I purchased new sensors just in case. I’d rather not use them (as designed) but I’d hate to cut up new sensors and still have the light. Is the light supposed to clear on its own?

I’ve done brakes on lots of cars before (and older 911s) but this is the first time on the 993.

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Old 05-26-2018, 08:17 PM
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Should clear on it's own did it on the 944, 993 still has it's wear sensors. Check plug is fully in and splice/solder is good. Photo from Jackal's site
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Old 05-26-2018, 08:30 PM
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Thanks for the picture, I think I’ll go back and trim then some more to match yours.

I checked again and the right front plug wasn’t pushed in all the way. I started the car and the light was out(!). On to the rear brakes...
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