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Front brake pads megane 1.5dci 2003(53)

Hi, i am told that there are two types of front pads for this model, so how do i find out the correct ones without having to strip one out?

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Hi you need to find out who the brake company is that your car used on your car a few ways you can find out get the chassi number off your car and ask the main dealers what type of system was used if there is only one then they should be able to tell which pads fit as the only difference in pads would be is what they used on certain models which the chassi number will tell them you can also look at your master cylinder see if the companys names on that if you can see your brake calipers the name will be on them best of hunting yates210456

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