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Old 02-08-2003, 06:54 PM
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Question Brake Pad warning light - Other causes

Car: 1992 500 SEL (140 Chassis)

The Yellow Dash Warning light for brake pads comes on for several days, then goes off for several weeks, then comes back on again.

Does teh dash board light mean anything other than low brake pads.

When the light comes on, it is brigfht when brakes applied, and flickers or is out when brakes are not applied.

Sounds like the system is working fine, and the brake pads need replaced.

Now the gotcha - all four sets of brake pads, all brake pad sensors and all four rotors have been replaced 10,000 miles ago (8 months). And all appear well today!

The light didn't come on until last month, then went off for several weeks, then on for a day, and currently off. (Brakes went 7 months with no dash board lights light.)

Could this have anything to do with the parking brake - last brake not changed.
Thanks for the help
Bill Fisher

'86 560SL (186K) - Now a 'classic' : Registered as an Historic Vehicle
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