Question about 2005 Volkswagen Jetta

2 Answers

I replaced the front pads on a VW JETTA 2.5 and the check pads light is on. How can I reset the check pads light?

Posted by on

2 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 362 Answers

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

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 2 Answers

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

×

1 Suggested Answer

ElDopa
  • 295 Answers

SOURCE: I replaced the front pads on a VW JETTA 2.5 and

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

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Brakes rattle on vw jetta


your not saying front or back brakes.If your only getting this rattle when braking i sugest replacing the disks and pads. pippall

Aug 24, 2011 | 1999 Volkswagen New Jetta

1 Answer

I have a 2004 vw jetta, replaced the front and rear brakes and now, I have no brakes at all. Could you help.


This sounds like a fluid issue. Be replacing brakes, do you mean the pads, or the slave units (calipers)? you will need to bleed the brakes.

May 30, 2010 | 1997 Volkswagen Jetta

2 Answers

2002 Jetta, how do I remove the drivers seat?


slide the seat right forward and undo the two bolts in the slider then slide right back and undo the front twothen lift it out.when you put it back make sure the bolts are tight....

Mar 30, 2010 | 2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

1 Answer

VW Bora ,I think the handbrake is too tight


About 4 - 5 clicks or 2 - 3 inches up.

Sep 18, 2009 | 1999 Volkswagen Jetta

1 Answer

How to replace 2005 VW Jetta brakes. Will be nice to have a picture or video on how to replace front and back breaks on a Jetta 2005


the front and rear pads are very easy to replace although you do need a piston wind back tool to replace the rears,my concern is if you are having to ask this question you probally should not be fitting the pads being a safety related item you cannot take risks.my best and honest advice would be to get a mechanic to replace them for you.Sorry if you dont think i,m being helpfull but you cant take chances with brakes.cheers

Aug 26, 2009 | 2005 Volkswagen Jetta

2 Answers

2003 VW Jetta air bag light and ABS light stays on


no it wont. in order for the air bag light to go off you must get a VW air bag resetter. they sell for about 45 bucks. it will reset the light and crash data. since your airbag light is on the airbags are locked up. once reset they will work again. anymore questions give me an email... andrewlangner@yahoo.com

Aug 10, 2009 | 2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

2 Answers

Hi. I just replaced the front brakes and rotors, and one caliper, on a 2001 VW Jetta. The pads are now binding against the rotors, both wheels smoking when I took it for a ride down the street. What is...


could be several causes , improper pad installation, siezed caliper piston, but since you say both sides I would lean towards improper pad install, remove the calipers and re check install... please rate my help...thanks

Aug 05, 2009 | 2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

2 Answers

2003 VW Jetta TDI Check Engine Light Issue


Try disconnecting the battery (unhook on of the terminals) wait for like 15 mins, hook the terminal once again and start the car. I also own a 2003 Jetta and once my engine light would come on after 2 mins of driving. Disconnecting the battery is like resetting the computer and hopefully the sensor.

Apr 09, 2009 | 2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

4 Answers

2002 Jetta Brakes


On one of the front driver side pads there is a sensor for low pads. He either did not hook it back up or got a lose connection to it.

May 29, 2008 | 2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

Not finding what you are looking for?
2005 Volkswagen Jetta Logo

4,116 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Volkswagen Experts

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

21949 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

61168 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

6812 Answers

Are you a Volkswagen Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...