Brake pad replacement warning

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So my Gen 1 Turbo has thrown up a message today saying brake pads require replacement.

In my BMW I would just go into the cars menu and I would see how many miles were left on the front and rear pads so know which ones need replacing.

I have looked at my car menus, my Macan owners manual and also done a search on the forum. So far I haven’t found anything that has told me how I establish which pads need replacing.

Advice appreciated…
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You'll need to actually look at the pads to find out which need replacing.
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Thanks - feels like a long time since I’ve needed to do that.

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Is it a permanent light or flash up in right hand display
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PJV997 wrote: Fri Jun 30, 2023 7:43 pm Thanks - feels like a long time since I’ve needed to do that.

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Mine had around 1000 miles to go when the light came on.
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Post by wingless »

When the brake pads are permitted to wear down, prior to proper replacement, the low-cost pad wear sensor will also require replacement.

Don't forget to include measurement of rotor thickness to ensure sufficient "meat" is remaining or if proper replacement is also required.



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Tracky wrote: Fri Jun 30, 2023 7:44 pm Is it a permanent light or flash up in right hand display
I have a permanent red brake warning light in the rev counter dial and a message in the right hand dial “Change brake pads. Driving permitted”

Been really busy today, will have a look at the pads tomorrow.
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