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Old 3rd June 2016, 11:38   #2611
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Just press and hold the favorite. It'll be set with the currently tuned channel.
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Hi All,

Need advice on brake pad replacement. My car has run 30,000km, and I hear some noise while braking. Is this an indication of worn out brake pad(s)?

1. What are the symptoms of worn brake pads?
2. Once I get this symptoms, how long do I have before I have to change them to avoid damage to the discs?
3. Is there a way to find out if the pads are worn without removing the wheels?
4. Does Jetta have brake shoe wear warning on the instrument cluster?

I am in Madurai right now and will be driving back to Coimbatore on Tuesday. In case the pads are worn, I would like to know if it is ok to drive the car back to Coimbatore and get the pads changed there or should I get it changed here in Madurai before I drive back?

Thanks in advance for all the guidance.

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What would be the cost of the brake pads? I guess it would be good to change both front and rear pads?

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1. What are the symptoms of worn brake pads?
2. Once I get this symptoms, how long do I have before I have to change them to avoid damage to the discs?
3. Is there a way to find out if the pads are worn without removing the wheels?
4. Does Jetta have brake shoe wear warning on the instrument cluster?
Turn the front wheel so that you can see the groove in the brake pads through a small hole in the caliper. Use a light to see the groove clearly. If the groove is gone / almost gone you will need a replacement soon. Otherwise you should be good to go. If it is completely gone and more, it may not be safe to drive back.

Sound is usually because of dust or dirt stuck between the rotors and pads. Rear brake pads will not need replacement now.
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4. Does Jetta have brake shoe wear warning on the instrument cluster?
I really want to know if the jetta does, I had asked the same to my service advisor during the 2nd service to which he was unsure at first and then just said, if the pads are on the edge of being worn out you will get a notification on the MFD.

During my process of installing Self parking, I had a error which said, "Brakes", Now that was because i had swapped the ABS sensors, Wonder if the same would be shown if the brake pads are worn.
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4. Does Jetta have brake shoe wear warning on the instrument cluster?
No, the Jetta does not have brake show wear warning lights on the instrument cluster.
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Jetta comes with both brake pad sensor and the warning is simply the brake lights.

Check your brake pads and you will find a sensor attached to the brake pads on the backside.

It will work only when the pads really really really worn out. Meaning the sensor gets activated based on pad as pad acts as connection insulator.
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Jetta comes with both brake pad sensor and the warning is simply the brake lights.
Can you be a little more elaborate with the warning part? Also still waiting for the Head-unit pictures
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Setting right the earlier post. The latest Jettas have the brake pad wear warning light within the instrument cluster.The earlier ones did not.

It is connected only to the front pads. Usually these come on only when the pads are really worn.
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Setting right the earlier post. The latest Jettas have the brake pad wear warning light within the instrument cluster.The earlier ones did not.

It is connected only to the front pads. Usually these come on only when the pads are really worn.
By latest jetta's you mean the 2016 one's?
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Mine is 2010 MK V. This comes with the sensor. Will try to take a picture tonight and send.
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Mine is 2010 MK V. This comes with the sensor. Will try to take a picture tonight and send.
Yeah, I am sure the sensor is there, I was referring to the indicator light on the instrument cluster, 2016 Models have the clusters from the passat so they might have them, Mine is a 2014 model but i don't think there is a indicator on the instrument cluster, It might simply show something in written on the MFD.
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Check this site. It says MK6 Jetta does have this light display on the dash. The only other way to check is probably setting it on by removing the sensor clip and basically connecting the two pins(conducting rather) to simulate the warning signal.
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Check this site. It says MK6 Jetta does have this light display on the dash. The only other way to check is probably setting it on by removing the sensor clip and basically connecting the two pins(conducting rather) to simulate the warning signal.
The indicator for the brake pad i think its there in my cluster but it never lit's up, While starting the car for instance, There is also a possibility it might be omitted for us like the DPF indicator is, Ill be visiting the service centre tomorrow most probably, Ill ask them to remove the sensor and see what happens.
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Sound is usually because of dust or dirt stuck between the rotors and pads.
It looks like the noise while braking was indeed because of some dust. It just went away when I took the car after posting my question here. As braking was normal as usual once the noise went away, I did not have to visit the service center. Now that I am back in Coimbatore, I will visit the workshop when I get some time and have the brake pads checked, as it is already 30,000kms and the brake pads may be close to end of life.

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Turn the front wheel so that you can see the groove in the brake pads through a small hole in the caliper. Use a light to see the groove clearly. If the groove is gone / almost gone you will need a replacement soon. Otherwise you should be good to go. If it is completely gone and more, it may not be safe to drive back.
I could not find the small hole in the caliper. So, could not check the wear.

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Can you be a little more elaborate with the warning part? Also still waiting for the Head-unit pictures
The brake pads have two pieces of metal embedded. The brake pad material is an insulator and hence when brake is applied, the two metal pieces are not shorted. When the brake pad wears out and the metal pieces get exposed, the disc creates a short between these pieces which is sensed by the electronics and this triggers the brake wear warning on the instrument cluster. But I am not sure if this is enabled in the Indian Jetta.
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The official Volkswagen site and the brochure(in the 2014 models)clearly states that there is a brake pad wear indicator on all the trims(only for the front wheels though). However, I will have to check physically to see whether there is an indicator or a warning on the MFD.
I think that flashing a torch on the instrument cluster should reveal all of the indications present on it.
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