Car Questions
RepairPal is your advocate for car care advice and guidance

Changed brake pads - trouble lights won't go off

(2000 Volkswagen Passat)
in Fort Collins, CO on July 20, 2009
My husband changed the brake pads on my passat and now the Stop, Brake Fault, ABS, ATR, Service Manual and Emergency Brake lights won't go off. He's double checked everything that he can think of with no success. PLEASE HELP!!
Displaying 3 answers & 1 comments
Popular Answer
on August 28, 2009
These cars have a problem with the ABS Control Module, and normally I would point to that. Did the lights come on right after replacing the pads? I would double check that the wheel speed sensors are installed correctly and the wiring is not damaged.
on August 30, 2009
Thanks so much for your response. I will have him check this.
on October 27, 2013
make sure e brake is down all the way and there is nothing stuck under e brake that may have falling into void created when e brake is pulled. or your brake pads only measure brake pad thinning with a sensor on inside brake on front end everything else abs is directly related to abs module which has issues cover on youtube.
on July 25, 2010
check for broken wire brake pads. fluid could be low,not all the four brakes are pressure right. try bleeding all four brakes.
RepairPal estimates are guaranteed at over 2,000 quality certified locations nationwide. Learn more

Similar Questions

View answers to similar questions from RepairPal's community of auto experts and enthusiasts.
this is the first time this has happened other than my rotors getting wrapped a couple of times and having to have my...
I'm thinking of buying a BMW X5 with 100k to 120k miles. What do you think? My last car (not a BMW) lasted 225k mil...
Didn't find what you were looking for?