Brake Pad Warning Light Behavior

Bernie Benz b.benz at
Wed Dec 3 00:12:44 EST 2003

IMO, the active pad wear indicating system is orders of magnitude less
reliable than is the built in passive warning system of all disk brakes.


> From: "Dale at" <Dale at>
> Date: Tue, 02 Dec 2003 16:15:11 -0600
> To: 200q20v at
> Subject: Brake Pad Warning Light Behavior
> Dear Audist Think-Tank Members,
> I'm occasionally receiving a "warning light" about my front brake pads
> while driving; the next time I start the car the light is absent for the
> entire trip.  I'd like to postpone replacement as long as possible.  Can
> I safely (without metal-to-metal contact) wait until the light is
> continuous,  or is this behavior as significant as it gets?
> Thanks,
> Dale

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