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Re: Brake pad warning light

At 12:30 PM 02.22.96 EST, Michael LaRosa wrote:

>I thought the way this thing worked was when the pads
>wear enough to short the two wires together on the disk
>it completed the circuit and the light came on.  But from my 
>test so far that doesn't appear to be the case or there is 
>something I'm missing here.

other way around.  when the pad wears far enough, the wire breaks, opening
the circuit.  that's why when you disconnected the sensors, the warning
light went on.
if you change to some of the after market pads (no sensors), you can simply
cut the old sensor wires and twist them together (and watch that pad wear
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