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Old 05-28-2000, 11:18 AM
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I have an 83' 500sl that the brake pad warning light is on. I replaced all of the pads front an back for good measure and also all four of the sensors on the front. I did not find any sensors on the rear brakes. Is there something else I have to do to reset the light or do I have another problem?
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Old 05-28-2000, 02:03 PM
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You've got a ground somewhere. Disconnect the sensors, see if the light goes out. If so, you've found the problem. If not, then the wiring at one of the wheels is grounded.

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Old 05-28-2000, 03:08 PM
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Try pushing the button(switches)on top of the brake master cylinder, if your master cylinder has one. Wm. Lewallen Lex. Ky.
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Old 05-28-2000, 04:23 PM
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The brake pad sensor circuit should have nothing to do with the brake light circuit. The sensors on the m/c have to do with the brake light circuit.

Good luck,

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