Join Date: May 2012
Location: , Colorado Rockies, USA
Brake Pad Sensor Open Circuit (Updated)
I have the brake pad wear indication on my dash. The pads are fine. I've seen mention of a zip-tie being a possible culprit. I've disconnected the easily accessable connector closest to the caliper and put a meter to the wires and get continuity so I'm pretty certain that the open circuit is somewhere else.
The question that I have is, has there been any relatively consistent location that this strangling zip-tie has been found to be? If it's pretty deep, I guess that I'm just going to have to tolerate it for the remainder of the riding season an try to sort it another time. Thanks Gents.
EDIT: I found a thread with some helpful info that pointed me to the front pad sensor. When I put the meter on it after disconnecting at the closest junction, it tests as an open circuit. Investigating further. I removed the pads and stripped the rubber/cloth covering from the wires and found the first attachment (sorry, the camera focused on the meter leads and not the wires, but you get the idea). This was located at the first zip-tie away from the brake pad moving toward the connector.
The second picture is my solution. I flipped the ignition on to see if the pad sensor indicator was still on, and it was. I don't know as yet if it will go away when I start it up or if I will need to find someone local with a GS911 (or wait until I get one myself) to clear it.
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Last edited by Wynnded; Jun 16th, 2012 at 8:26 pm.
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