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Old 09-18-2011, 05:58 PM
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Originally Posted by itscoo2pyopants View Post
hey having trouble resetting the brake maintenance light. i was down to about 3000 miles left on the counter. replaced the front brakes and rotors, and now the counter says -9000 and it doesnt want to reset. the sensor looked to be in good shape and didnt cause a brake light before i replaced the pads. now i have a constant "brake" on the instrument panel, along with an alert that i need to change my front pads.. do i need to replace the sensor? even though it looked to be in good shape?
If the "BRAKE" light is on then there is a problem with the sensor. I did some tests with the sensors when I was doing my brake pad change and found the BRAKE like would go out by itself after you start the car a few times with a good sensor installed.

The -9000 is indicating you are 9,000 miles past the life of the pads. I guess that value is displayed automatically when the pad wear sensor is bad.

The good thing is the sensors are easy to replace after you pull the wheel.
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