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Old Alfa pads had had it - the wire embedded in the pad had been exposed, but no warning light had come on - anyone else had this (or had the light come on with worn pads?).
The new pads don't have this "feature", so the garage just put a cable tie round the cable to stop it catching on anything.
Can't comment on how good the pads are yet as they're still bedding in.
Anyone else got pads with no embedded wire - if so is a warning light always on or not?
 

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I think that with no wire the light would be always off, not always on. But I could be wrong.
 

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No wire = no light.

The wire basically acts as an earth for the warning light. When the pad wears down enough the wire in the pad then touches the metal of the disc and creates a circuit and the light comes on.

A lot of "performance" pads don't come with wires. I think the wire actually creates a weak point in the pad and could lead to cracking of the pad surface.

And most people who buy these pads are not the "fit and forget" type of people.
 

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Pascs said:
And most people who buy these pads are not the "fit and forget" type of people.
I second that. You don't need the warning light to realise that your pads are over
 
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