One of the wires going from the sensor in the pad to the unit in the car has a short. All the sensor does is provide a ground to the sensor unit. As the pad wears and the plastic cover of the sensor in the pad is ground away by the rotor, you get a ground. that is why is starts out flickering initially.
One of the wires, from the sensor at the wheel, to the sensing unit is shorting out. Try disconnecting each wheels wire harness and see if you can get it to stop. If it does, that is the wire that is shorting.
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