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Light is on dash fixed and constant. tried shorting wires at calipers no joy abs is ok and pads are good
This is my take on the problem. The factory setting for the brake travel at the caliper is what triggers the warning, just because there is pad left (not to thr rivets) does not mean the pads are ok .
I would try backing the travel on the caliper to the far open pisition then reset the computer start the car do not touch the brake pedel
the light should be out. if this works replace the pads.
Posted on Nov 23, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
It's probably your brake check switch going bad, it's under the driver's side dash above the brake pedal. I had the same problem and eventually my cruise control and brake lights stopped working when it failed completely. This is also a redesigned part that you can get from the dealer for about $8, which to me indicates they new the part caused problems and failed to notify owners. Try that before Audit tries telling you wires are faulty.
Posted on Mar 12, 2009
Remove the tires, Remove the calaper bolts, (small heads on them 12mm or so) Remove calaper, Pads are setting in a holder. Lube new pads with litheum grease and place in holder. (look at old pads, one or both may have small metel tab on one end) If the new pads have the tab, put that pad where the old pad with the tab was. (ie. tab to the inside) Press pistion in with a 'C' clamp. If it won't go in easly, it may screw in. If the parking brake cable is hooked to the calaper, it probly screws in. Use large pliers to screw in calaper piston. Place calaper over pads and install bolts (lube bolts) Rember to pump brakes befor driving . to get a solid peddle.
Posted on May 20, 2009
If you need to repair the brake module, there is a fantastic article, complete with photos, at http://www.audiworld.com/tech/elec116.shtml
I followed this example for my '98 and now it works perfectly. I found a shop on eBay to rebuild my module (lifetime warranty) for under $200. It took me about 1 hour to pull it off and about 45 min to put it back on with minimum shop tools
Posted on Jun 21, 2009
SOURCE: mk1 A4 ABS warning light
I have a 2000 Audi A4 and the break wear sensor warning light come on for me too. It does not flash and is orange in color. I have asked the Audi dealer twice about it and they told me it's because the previous owner put aftermarket break pads on it, thus messing up the sensors. I don't know about the ABS warning and other than that I wish you luck on it.
Posted on Dec 29, 2009
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