Turn off "Brake Pads" light?

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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?

TIA!
 

Fixmy59bug

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Yes.

Channel 17 - Instruments
Coding

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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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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lost1wing

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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.
Edit...
I should read all the posts before posting. Duh.
 
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Mirage

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Useful information, guys. I know that this is an old thread, but thanks!
 
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