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Brake pad llight on audi 2001 a6

I installed new pads on the car, checked all the pad wire connections but cannont get the wear light to go off. any suggestions? where does the wiring go between the brake pad and dash light? its an Audi, 2001 A6 2.7 ltr quartro twin turbo

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  • scottehrler Jul 23, 2009

    Also i have dissconected the battery overnight and scanned the system with a Snap On Etheaoas (a pretty good professional model) Scanner which says syatem is ok. didnt have any reset light options.

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In the past I had the same problem with new pads!
You must check up if new brake pads electrical wires are OK. Try as follows:
1. Disconnect only new brake pads wires from the vehicle electrical circuit.
2. Extract old brake pads wires from old brake pads.
3. Insulation wear cap from old brake pads wires.
4. Connect old brake pads wires on the vehicle electrical circuit.
5. Switch ignition ON and start engine.
Now the wear light must go off !
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I was able to fix this problem, no computers or new parts, just a ohm meter.The brake pads are wired to the dash light in a series circut to ground. good ground signal....no light....open circut = dash light. After extentive testing i found a broken wire inside the harness at the left front spindle/shock/spring mount......soldered the wire ....system good as new, but 16 hours to get there! most likley road debris hit the wire at highway speed.

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Try resetting the cars computer i.e. disconnect the battery for 5 minutes then reconnect.

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You need a special tool to reset it some major machnics have that tool to reset it for you may cost you a couple of $

Posted on Jul 23, 2009

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