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Old 11-04-2004, 02:54 PM
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Brake Light came on today

My brake light came on today. How much longer before I need to change my brakes?
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Old 11-04-2004, 02:58 PM
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My brake light came on today. How much longer before I need to change my brakes?
Take your foot off the brake pedal and the brake lights will go off again.
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Old 11-04-2004, 03:25 PM
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My brake light came on today. How much longer before I need to change my brakes?
Til they start howlin and screamin and screechin and yowlin!
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Old 11-04-2004, 03:50 PM
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My brake light came on today. How much longer before I need to change my brakes?
You have little time left depending on your driving style. Remember the farther you push your brakes to the end, the more the cost of repair increases.
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Old 11-04-2004, 06:23 PM
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I would say the sooner, the better. Lets say that the front sensor has been triggered. The warning sensor is only monitoring one of the pads. Pads don't always wear evenly. It is possible that one of the 3 other pads is more worn than the one that the sensor is attached to. If so, you may be very close to metal to metal contact.
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Old 11-05-2004, 06:19 AM
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Mine came on the other day, too. I was suprised as I only have 18k on the car. Dealer said one should not go more than about another 500 miles or so before having the brakes serviced.
 

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