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Low pad wear won't put the ABS light on.It has to be a fault with the ABS system it's self,usually a wheel speed sensor fault.Does the ABS still work??.
Re-rear pads,the rear calipers have a tendency to seize,this can lead to high pad wear and longer handbrake travel.Check the wheel spins freely when jacked up.If in any doubt,get the brakes looked at proffesionally.Please don't take any chances with your braking system.Sorry if this sounds condecending,but I have seen too many DIY brake jobs that are positively life threatening,i.e new pads put in the wrong way round,the metal backing grinding against the discs instead of the friction material.The customer swore blind he hadn't touched them!!!
P.S,if you are going to replace the pads,don't use copper grease on the backs of them.There is special white grease specifically for this job.
I'd rather push my Alfa than drive a BMW....
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2004 Saab 9-5 HOT Aero and a 2001 Audi A3 1.8 Turbo
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