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loose wire by brakes and query with caliper bolts

Hi , I have a renault scenic t reg , I am going to change front brake pads next week and am trying to cover myself and be prepared for any "issues" , firstly i dont want to be able to remove bolts on caliper on one side , change them and the realise i cant get bolts off caliper on other side , can I loosen bolts on both sides to see if possible and re tighten or can you not do this? , also there is a wire (not pipe) which goes to nowhere from engine compartment to just short of caliper , looks to me as if its some sort of warning light to tell you pads are down , should I be worried about this?, is this an mot failure? , no problems up until now , just think it has been cut poss because someone bought wrong pads and "modified" it.
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Re: loose wire by brakes and query with caliper bolts

One of the golden rules when working with brakes is only work at one side at a time - leave its opposite undisturbed as it gives you something for comparison.

Nothing stopping you trying the bolts first though - just remember once loosened the the threads will need a new coat of lockite.

Even though the wiring may be present for wear indicators not all models have the facility so I wouldn't be too concerned and no it won't be an MOT failure.
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