www.tdiclub.com

Economy - Longevity - Performance
The #1 Source of TDI Information on the Web!
Forums Articles Links Meets
Orders TDI Club Cards TDIFest 2016 Gone, but not forgotten VAG-Com List Unit Conversions TDIClub Chat Thank You




Go Back   TDIClub Forums > VW TDI Discussion Areas > TDI 101

TDI 101 Got a simple/basic TDI question? Are you a newbie (new to the forums). Feel free to post your question here.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old March 4th, 2018, 07:02   #1
drt568
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Lake Elmo
Fuel Economy: 42+
Question Front Brake sensor mount broke

While doing the brakes at 101k miles. First thing was to remove wheels.
Unplug driver side brake sensor.
I watched and read how to unplug, but ended up cracking it.
Then tried to epoxy, then installing onto metal holder it broke again.
Have silicone now.
How hard would it be to replace the wire harness that the brake pad wire plugs into?
drt568 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 4th, 2018, 07:20   #2
mu3098
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Ontario, Canada
Default

You can just replace the plug on the end of the wires. Idparts has a repair kit https://www.idparts.com/brake-wear-s...a5-p-2530.html . If the wires are still good (not corroded) you might just be able to unpin the wires from the old plug and insert them into a new plug.
__________________
mu3098 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 4th, 2018, 08:35   #3
Mongler98
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Northern MD
Fuel Economy: Race: 12mpg, Gandma:65mpg
Default

easy fix, get part, get soldering gun, some shrink wrap and what not,
Mongler98 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 4th, 2018, 08:47   #4
drt568
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Lake Elmo
Fuel Economy: 42+
Default

Thank you mu3098. I will order part.
Was losing sleep last night thinking what would it take to fix.

Finished off the front rotors and pads. Did just pads in rear.
drt568 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 4th, 2018, 10:34   #5
Mongler98
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Northern MD
Fuel Economy: Race: 12mpg, Gandma:65mpg
Default

Future note:
go with hawks pads and a quality rotor and bed them in proper, you will be amazed at how much better your breaking is with ATE dot 3 Gold, Hawks pads, and a slotted NON drilled rotor. Also keep up with your brake fluids every 2 years.
Mongler98 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 4th, 2018, 12:02   #6
Henrick
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Ireland
Default

This crap always breaks
It's impossible to remove it properly. I broke it on all the cars I've done brake pads. Tried to visit salvage yards and find a donor for the connector. I found it but it also broke upon removal.
I have terminal pulling tools so soldering/shrinking wires is not an option. Personally I wouldn't suggest doing that either.
Henrick is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Front Brake Pad Sensor Problem blacksheep TDI 101 4 July 7th, 2006 05:21
front brake sensor light 011852 Ontario 6 July 1st, 2006 06:27
Front Brake Sensor Confusion Rob_Cozeman VW MKIV-A4 TDIs (VE and PD) 5 August 17th, 2005 06:39
front brake pads with sensor bowlerman VW MKIV-A4 TDIs (VE and PD) 3 October 23rd, 2003 01:40
Sensor on front brake pad Blair VW MKIV-A4 TDIs (VE and PD) 2 May 5th, 2002 20:30


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 18:45.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright - TDIClub Online LTD - 2017
Contact Us | Privacy Statement | Forum Rules | Disclaimer
TDIClub Online Ltd (TDIClub.com) is not affiliated with the VWoA or VWAG and is supported by contributions from viewers like you.
1996 - 2017, All Rights Reserved
Page generated in 0.15088 seconds with 10 queries
[Output: 71.47 Kb. compressed to 62.62 Kb. by saving 8.85 Kb. (12.38%)]