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Rear Brake Wear Sensor

Discussion in 'Z3 Roadster & Coupé' started by Gio, Jan 8, 2012.

  1. Gio

    Gio Regular Member

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    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
     
  2. Garythefish

    Garythefish Dedicated Member

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    My connectors are cylindrical.
     
  3. Titan

    Titan Moderator
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    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

    ai102.photobucket.com_albums_m105_Telbar_IMG_0217.jpg

    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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