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Old October 14th, 2010, 23:40   #1
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Default Turn off "Worn Brake Pads" light?

The wires going to the brake pad sensor are broken and the light is on. There's plenty of life in the brake pads and I don't want to replace good pads.

Is there a way to turn off the dash light thru VCDS?

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Old October 14th, 2010, 23:50   #2
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Yes.

Channel 17 - Instruments
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It will have a Suggested Coding box that pops up to tell you what you need to change.

You could also twist the broken wires together, that way when you change the brake pads, you won't have to remember to uncode it.

Of course, if you are going to use sensor-less aftermarket pads, disable it and live life.
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Old October 15th, 2010, 00:15   #3
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Before I screw anything up, here's a screenshot. What do I change?

EDIT: I think I figured it out. 07 = 01 + 02 + 04 ... since I have the Brake Warning active, Seatbelt Warning Active and Washer Fluid Warning active. Since I want to deactivate the brake warning, I add the Seatbelt warning and Washer fluid warning only --- or... 02 + 04 = 06. So my code would be "06232"?

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Exactly. Subtract 1 from the first subset and that will disable the brake pad warning.
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Old October 15th, 2010, 17:09   #5
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In other words, change the coding to 06232.

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Or twist the broken wires together. Then when you replace the pads, you won't have to access a VCDS again.
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Useful information, guys. I know that this is an old thread, but thanks!
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