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2021/02/21 12:21:05 (permalink)

Those perishing Brake Wear sensor cables

Well those 944 brake wear sensor cables have been getting on my nerves for ages and always feared during MOT time catching the Testers eyes with a fail also they just look dreadful.
Basically, if you can solder "well" and have a heat gun and the right size heat shrink tubing the cables cable refurbished to give a new outer covering giving it a far better appearance, if you do attempt the only good advice I can give is:
1) do the cuts about 5-7 cms for eventual soldering on the cables for the "fronts" up in the "engine bay" rather than wheel side as its not prone to water ingress. 
2)So for the rears again do the cuts again up on the connector attached to the car body and not wheel side as again a drier locations away from moisture.
3) So remember cut the cables about 5-7cms from connector also importantly this do all cuts away from the wheel side, do staggered cuts too of 1cm for each individual cable as this enables resoldering easier as you not need to mark cable as there staggered so this method allows the cables for easier soldering having staggered cuts ....simples.....for the final soldering together again and remember small heat shrink to protect each new soldered joint so the end result aren't bunched together in the same place and the final long lengths of heat shrink appears the same diameter the entire length otherwise if the solder joints are all in the same place it will be fatter and you'll have difficulty get the final top outer long lengths of heat shrink over the soldered reconnection.

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Re: Those perishing Brake Wear sensor cables 2021/02/21 12:22:59 (permalink)

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Re: Those perishing Brake Wear sensor cables 2021/02/21 17:06:32 (permalink)
Is it an MOT fail if the pads have plenty of life? I don't think the last set of Textars I bought had wear limit wires.
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Re: Those perishing Brake Wear sensor cables 2021/02/21 19:03:19 (permalink)
I removed mine years ago, pain in the arse, I can see the pads through the wheels.
Occasionally the MOT man verbally notes it but it's never been written down. Unlike the fuel and brake lines....
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Re: Those perishing Brake Wear sensor cables 2021/02/22 13:58:36 (permalink)
Nice and tidy!

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Re: Those perishing Brake Wear sensor cables 2021/02/22 14:53:16 (permalink)
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Is it an MOT fail if the pads have plenty of life? I don't think the last set of Textars I bought had wear limit wires.


It's game, isn't it? MoT/service on both daily drivers often notes the pads are 80% worn, to which my reply is always that there must be 20% left, and I'll bring it in when the light comes on...

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Re: Those perishing Brake Wear sensor cables 2021/02/22 18:19:57 (permalink)
The last set of pads I changed still had plenty of life. The squealing from around 5mph was ridiculous.
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Re: Those perishing Brake Wear sensor cables 2021/02/23 09:24:18 (permalink)
Yep like us all the comments you get from garages on life of pads left is mad and MOT advisories too. I was tempted to remove the the perished cables completely as its an easy fix but I kept them for originality...but if you don't have ABS and only the pad wear sensors used the small plug wheel side also fits the body side too its the right sex, so to defeat the perished cables simply cut it off the wear cable that fits into the pad and solder a thin wire link inside the socket across the 2 small terminals off each wheel (soldering the link inside makes a waterproof solution) and plug them in the inner wings up by the front suspension tops and the rears are on the body below the rear seat would be. 

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