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    Urgh.. 25K on the clock and brake pad warning has come on

    Dealer has quoted me £360 for fronts (inc fitting/parts/vat) and £335 for rears (inc fitting/parts/vat). I'm going to hook car upto the computer and see which ones are low, its funny the warning doesnt say if its fronts, rears or both (?)

    I found this thread ( Brake warning lamp) but wasnt sure what the final outcome was..

    Anyone else had pads done and happy to share what you paid? Wondering whether to buy parts (say from TPS) separately and get dealer to fit. Avoid un-needed markups.

    Thanks in advance

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    I better take it easy on the brake peddle, mines just done 26k. Interested to see where this thread goes...
     
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    The pad warning system is not diagnostic linked. We seem to be doing a lot of 4M brakes, they appear to be heavy on them and it is no use just doing the pads, my TPS delivery driver tried that on his cousins 4M and they felt awful. We fitted genuine parts as he works at TPS but you also need sensors, Pagid are great and last just as well.
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    Crasher, thanks for your comments, very insightful.

    I'm doing a bit more research into options so will let all know how this goes.

    Does anyone else have experience of new pads/discs on their 4M yet?

    Thanks!

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    Interesting, I'm on a 36 month/36K mile PCP so will be interesting to see if I get clobbered for brakes before the end of the contract.
     
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    That particular car we did had 43K on it
    Dark was that day when Diesel conceived his grim engine that begot you, vile invention, more vicious, more criminal than the camera even, metallic monstrosity, bale and bane of our culture, chief woe of our Commonweal. How dare the Law prohibit hashish and heroin yet license your use, who inflate all weak inferior egos? Their addicts only do harm to their own lives: you poison the lungs of the innocent, your din dithers the peaceful, and on choked roads hundreds must daily die by chance-medley. Nimble technicians, surely you should hang your heads in shame. Your wit works mighty wonders, has landed men on the Moon, replaced brains by computers, and can smithy a "smart" bomb. It is a crying scandal that you cannot take the time or be bothered to build us, what sanity knows we need, an odorless and noiseless staid little electric brougham.

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    Crasher is correct. The brake pad warning is not diagnostic connected. There is a sensor on the pad that wears through and activates the warning. I found the left hand front inner pad had tripped my warning. If you replace the pads you will need to make sure you buy the sensor also.

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    One other thing, when bemoaning pads only lasting 25k miles, our new 79 Fiesta went through its first set of pads, killing the discs, in less than 5k miles, days after its first service at the Ford dealer and less than a year old..... Those pads were half the thickness of modern ones but the Mk1 Fiesta weighed less than a 4M's glovebox lid....
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    Car is booked into dealer for Thursday next week. I've spoken to Master Tech directly and he thinks it should in theory just be front pads. Discs 'should' be ok.

    Let see what pans out....

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    Quote Originally Posted by andyhud007 View Post
    Car is booked into dealer for Thursday next week. I've spoken to Master Tech directly and he thinks it should in theory just be front pads. Discs 'should' be ok.

    Let see what pans out....

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    Hi Andy,

    I had my front brake pads replaced around 30000km by genuine Audi parts for 315€ by a friend who works at Audi. Right now the car has about 54000km on the clock and I didn´t get a warning yet, but looking at the brake pads, I think I will be replacing both front and rear brake pads soon. Here in Germany, we don´t have any non-genuine brake pads that are allowed to be sold yet.

    And a side remark...where you already able to have a look at a new set of brake pads for the Q7? I did...and they are awefully thin. If i compare those to new brake pads of my A3, they look like toys...I guess it all comes down to weight reduction these days...
     
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