Question about 2005 Volkswagen Jetta
As the brake pads wear, the brake pad wear sensor contained in the brake pad contacts the brake rotor. This causes the sensor to fail. When a pad wear sensor fails it opens the ground circuit of the pad wear warning light system causing the pad wear warning light to illuminate. Perform normal brake service to correct this condition and be sure to replace the brake pads with pads containing wear sensors. Once the brake pads and wear sensors are replaced, reset the brake pad warning system by turning the ignition switch to the "on" position. As long as continuity to ground exists through all the brake pad wear sensors the system should reset and the pad warning light in the dash will go out. If the pad warning light does not go out, a check of the pad warning circuit for an open circuit condition or poor ground must be performed.
Posted on Mar 03, 2009
You can also go the uber cheap route if you remember to check your brakes regularly. My sensor got ripped off when I took advantage of a cheap tire change at...well, I won't name them, but it rhymes with Prep Toys....Anyway, I just rammed an electrical cable in between both pegs of the plug that hangs down off your front strut (the left plug usually connects to the sensor on the pads, which is now broken). This completes the circuit and the warning light shuts off. I just made a note to fix it for real next time I replace my pads in, ah, 20K or so.
Posted on Nov 17, 2013
Use the VAGCOM software tool, or just disconnect & reconnect the battery, that will reset any existing faultcode in the ECU.
Posted on Mar 22, 2009
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