Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Kansas City, MO, USA
Finally had a brake warning alert
The brake warning light came on and with over 46000 miles I figured the brake pads had finally worn down enough to wear through the sensor wire. Checked the front and rear brake pads and they had plenty of wear left. I did a continuity check on the sensor wires and rear pad passed but the front pad failed. I removed the cable ties and felt for a break down the length of the front sensor cable and found a weak spot where the cable had been flexing. Opened it up and found one of the wires broken and the other wire close to breaking. Repaired the wires with a little solder and tape and put everything back being mindful of the cable routing. I went for a ride this morning and at about 7 or 8 miles into the ride the computer reset and the light went out.
I know this is nothing new but with a lot of us long out of warranty this is an easy fix that retains the brake warning feature instead of shorting the wires together and doing without.