Rear Brake Wear Sensor

Gio

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Dec 5, 2011
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37
Location
Worcestershire
Model of Z
Z3 2.2 Sport
Just had by pads and discs replaced all round.
Bought new wear sensors as well.
The front one fitted perfectly, but couldn't fit the back one, as the connector is a different type to the one on my Z.
Have checked part numbers and diagrams and the new sensor is suppossedly the correct one.
The new sensor has a cylindrical connector, but the connector on my car is a block!!
Has anyone else come across this? could a previous owner for some reason have changed the type of connector on the car?

I have put the old sensor back on, and reset the warning light (hopefully it will stay off).

Cheers

John
 

Garythefish

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Location
Romford Essex
Model of Z
S54 Z3M
My connectors are cylindrical.
 

Titan

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British Zeds
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Location
North North Yorkshire
Model of Z
sDrive35i
Below is a pic of the front connector on our 2.2 sport
I don't have a pic of the rear ones but they are identical and sit on top of the rear cross member

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They are cylindrical which bears out with the part info you have quoted.
However, it won't be the first time that we have encountered such discrepancies.
There is no reason why you can't simply remove the connectors and just join the wires manually before wrapping them with insulating tape.
Provided you do mean the wear sensors (and not the ABS ones) you could omit them all together and check the pads manually.

HTH
 
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