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2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 Question: Rotors serviced and brake pads replaced - Brake Lining Wear message

 

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Visitor, Oakland, CA, February 26, 2010, 17:30

I serviced my front rotors and replaced my front brake pads. My "Brake Lining Wear" message still pops up. I did not go to the dealership to have my services done. Do I NEED to go to a dealership for them ro reset my computer?

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    February 26, 2010, 19:01
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    Yeah, this sounds like it's probably a computer or indicator issue . . . these vehicles are so complex and have such sophisticated proprietary diagnostic tools that I normally recommend the dealer or a Benz specialist. It's hard to work on them outside a well-equipped shop.

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    Visitor, July 24, 2010, 14:34

    they forgot to replace the wear sensors when they did the brakes. They are $10 each and get rid of that brake warning you are seeing.

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    August 27, 2010, 18:01
     Rookie

    Had the same thing. I installed new pads on the front and the same message came on. The rear pads were still very thick so I finally took it to the dealer (Bend over baby) and they put on new rear pads which have to be very thick, so put on some rear ones too. Save yourself a trip to the dealer. I don't think it is a "reset" issue.

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    Visitor, November 15, 2010, 12:08

    did you replace the brake pad sensor?

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    Visitor, January 03, 2011, 11:05

    you have to change the sensor on your break pads. have any questions call me at 9364620366

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  • Answer #5

    March 17, 2012, 03:01
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    check the 10.00 brake ware sensors if they are worn scared they can give this message. iI had my brake lining light stay on after replacing my pads. Checked sensor and replaced one that was on a pad that was low light went off and stayed off. I then replaced all the cost at the dealership is only 20 plus more get the correct sensor for your car this my correct the issue.We Mercedes owner are taken for a money ride by most Techs. Its as though we are to think because it is a benzs we must pay out the..... for every thing. Some repairs are not a dealership demand if fact you may get a new tech working on your car after all we do go back for the same problem again some times. However fin a factory Trained independent and you may save some money but what them all.

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  • Answer #6

    July 26, 2014, 16:14
     Rookie

    My friend had the same issue after replacing all four wheel brakes and sensors; the message went off after changing the brake switch but came back again. Still don't know what the problem is.

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